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Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop


August 24, 2020 ~ Omaha, NE

Interest in accessing the premium available in low carbon fuel markets was robust amongst producers well before the margin-constrained market conditions of today. Now, as management teams work to maintain profitability in a challenging environment their importance has only intensified. This day-long workshop will include discussions about not only the technical aspects of driving down a plant’s carbon intensity but also the processes required to properly document those efforts and strategies for marketing these carbon-reduced fuels to the markets asking for them.

General Registration

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

Workshop 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


Monday, August 24

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am How Decarbonization Aims are Transforming Domestic and Foreign Transportation Fuels Policy
  • David Ripplinger, Market Development, North Dakota State University
    The Whys and Hows of Decarbonizing Transportation Fuels
  • Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
    Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest
  • Nathalie Hoffman, CEO, Brazil Business Link
    Generating Cbios: Brazil's Counterpart to LCFS Credits
  • Bill Schafer, CEO, Energy Integration Inc.
    Pannonia Bio’s Electrification and Decarbonization Leadership
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Best Practices in LCFS Validation and Verification for Ethanol Producers
    Moderator: Matt Rudolf, Director of Fuels & Biomaterials, SCS Global Services
  • Donna Funk, Principal, K-Coe Isom LLP
    LCFS Validation and Verification What you Need to Know NOW to be Ready for 2021
  • Ashley Player, Partner, Weaver
    LCFS Validation and Verification: Lessons from 2020
  • Kari Buttenhoff, Manager, Christianson PLLP
    LCFS Verification Services Take Off
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Strategic Carbon Intensity Reduction for Ethanol Plant Management Teams
  • Shrikant Rathi, Business Development, PRAJ Industries Limited
    Low Carbon Fuel Ethanol Production: Immediate Future
  • Bernie Hoffman, CEO, TotalGen Services
    It is Time for Ethanol Plants to Develop a Carbon Strategy
  • Jim Ramm, Director of Engineering, EcoEngineers
    Low CI Strategies for Ethanol
  • Suresh Jambunathan, Sr. Vice President, Business Development/Engineering, Marquis Energy LLC
    Profitably Reducing Carbon Intensity at Ethanol Plants
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm – 4:50 pm Practical Approaches to Reducing Overall Plant Carbon Intensity
  • John Kwik, Principal, Fluid Quip Technologies LLC
    Pathway to Protein and Low CI Score: Synergies for Success
  • James Knight, President, Bioleap Inc.
    Reducing Ethanol's Carbon Intensity
  • Jeff Prochaska, Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
    Optimization of Evaporator System Operation Results in Energy Reductions, Reduced Emissions, and Improved Carbon Intensity Scores
  • James Mackey, Managing Director, Climate Investments
    Investing in Ethanol Production Carbon Capture & Sequestration
4:50 pm Adjourn
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Registered attendees to the Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception.

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