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FEW Program Tracks

Track 1: Production and Operations Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management
Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Track 1: Production and Operations

Track 1 is tailored to industry professionals focused on production efficiency, plant optimization, process control, advanced maintenance, compliance, quality control, safety and other areas of facility operations. This track will particularly appeal to ethanol plant managers, operations managers, process engineers, maintenance managers, lab managers, commodities managers, operators and other personnel seeking the latest production and operational solutions.

Topics within this Category Include:
  • Yield Maximization
  • Process Optimization
  • Facility Enhancement
  • Bacterial Control
  • Process Control
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • Water Reuse/Efficiency
  • Maintenance
  • Lab/Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Analytical Methods and Standards
  • Environmental/Regulatory Compliance
  • Abatement Technology
  • Process Safety Management
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Grain Handling/Storage/Logistics
  • Equipment/Technology Innovations

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Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management

Track 2 is customized for ethanol industry executives, board members, directors and top-tier facility managers who have financial and/or managerial oversight of ethanol plants. From risk management and marketing to SEC reporting and accounting, this track is ideal for “C-level” executives, board members, investors, business managers, accountants, financial managers and other professionals engaged in plant/project finance and overall company management.

Topics within this Category Include:
  • Workplace Trends
  • Hiring Practices
  • Management and Training Practices
  • Workforce Training
  • Board Structuring/Training
  • Accounting/Financial
  • Risk Management
  • Commodity Margin Management
  • Policy/Markets/RINS
  • Insurance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Project Finance/Development
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Bankruptcies/Distressed Facilities
  • SEC Reporting

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Track 3: Coproducts and Product Diversification

Track 3 is customized for attendees responsible for producing and/or marketing distillers grains, as well as plant executives exploring product diversification strategies like fractionation and corn oil extraction. From production technology to international trade, this track will include a cross-section of issues central to commodities managers, risk managers, distillers grains merchandisers, lab managers, researchers and animal nutritionists alike.

Topics within this Category Include:
  • Production Trends
  • High Value Coporducts
  • Quality Control and Analysis
  • Microbial Control/Antibiotics
  • Non-Antibiotic Solutions
  • Merchandising/Sales/Trade
  • Fractionation/Extraction
  • Coproduct Innovations
  • Drying Technology
  • Enhanced Separation Technologies
  • Transportation
  • Product Standardization

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Track 4: Cleaning and Plant Maintenance

Built specifically with plant maintenance teams in mind Track 4 features presentations focused on keeping the components of an ethanol plant in top working condition. Everything from routine clean-in-place programs to cooling tower maintenance to plant-wide, planned shutdowns will be covered in this important track aimed at maximizing the working life of the components the make up an ethanol plant.

Topics within this Category Include:
  • Clean-In-Place (CIP) Approaches
  • Controlling Biofilms
  • Organic and Inorganic Fouling
  • Pumps and Wear Parts
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Planned Outages
  • Tank and Vessel Maintenance

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