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Ethanol 101: Knowing the Industry You Serve


June 10, 2019 ~ Indianapolis, IN

Knowing the Industry You Serve
Ethanol 101 will serve as a one day in-depth survey of the history, science, production and market basics of the ethanol industry. Populated by some of the industry’s most recognized professionals, this seminar will serve not only to bring you or your new employee up to speed on “must know” information about the ethanol industry, but will also provide a forum to meet respected industry representatives and network with them and their fellow seminar attendees.

General Registration

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.

Seminar Registration $495.00
Producer Rate $395.00

Not included with FEW registration, separate registration required
*Price includes admission, food and beverage, to the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Grand Opening & Welcome Reception on Monday night

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Program Agenda

Monday, June 10

Room 109

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Wabash East
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8:30 am Welcome
Tim Portz, Program Developer, BBI International
8:30 am – 9:00 am The Birth of a Biofuel: A Close Look at the Rise of the Ethanol Industry We Know Today
Sue Retka Schill, Editor/Writer, WriteOH
9:00 am - 9:30 am Examining the Interplay Between Corn Growing and Ethanol Production: An Indiana Perspective
Ed Ebert, Senior Director of Grain Production and Utilization, Indiana Corn Growers Association
9:30 am – 10:00 am Current U.S. Ethanol Plant Capacities and Ownership
Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Wabash East
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10:30 am – 11:30 am Step-by-Step: Tracing the Ethanol Production Process from Corn Receiving to Final Product Load-out
John Caupert, Executive Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
11:30 am – 12:00 pm The Basic Chemistry behind Ethanol Fermentation
Dennis Bayrock, Global Director Fermentation Research Lactrol, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
Wabash East
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1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Ethanol By the Numbers: Revenues and Costs at a Typical Plant
Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Christianson PLLP
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Results: 2019 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey
Lisa Gibson, Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Impact of Distillers Feed Products in Global Feed Markets
Mallorie Wilken, Technical Consultant, ICM Inc.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
Wabash East
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3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Understanding DCO Extraction from Past to Present
Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, Director of Technical Services, Trucent
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Role that State and Federal Advocacy Played in the Development of the Ethanol Industry and an Argument for Its Robust Continuance
Shannon Gustafson, Senior Director of Operations & Programming, American Coalition for Ethanol
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Final Link in the Ethanol Supply Chain: A Retailer's Perspective
Steve Walk, Managing Partner, Protec Fuel Management
4:30 pm Adjourn
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Exhibit Halls B-E
Registered attendees to Ethanol 101 receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
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