Emerging Issues Forum

2019 Emerging Issues Forum (TENTATIVE)

March 6-7, 2019

La Vista Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, NE 68128


2018 Emerging Issues Forum

Thank you to our sponsors and attendees who helped make the 2018 such a success. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Download your 2018 agenda here: 2018_Forum_Agenda

2018 Presentations

Industry Horizons: The Next Opportunities for Ethanol
Introduction: Troy Bredenkamp, Renewable Fuels Nebraska
Moderator: Douglas Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition
Steve Seabrook, POET Ethanol Products
Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association
Graham Noyes, Noyes Law Corporation

Accessing New Markets Based on Ethanol’s Carbon & Emissions Profile
Introduction: Jim Ramm, EcoEngineers
Steffen Mueller, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol College of Carbon Calculations

Fractionation and Separation Technology Options
Jeff Scharping, ICM

Trade Policy and the Impact on Ethanol and DDG Exports Introduction: Roger Berry, Nebraska Corn Board
Mike Dwyer, U.S. Grains Council

Bio-Based Products and Projects
Introduction: Hunter Flodman, UNL Department of Chemical Engineering
Tim Aydt, Prairie Catalytic

Biotechnology Driven Co-product Opportunities
Introduction: Jake Joraanstad, Bushel
Kalpesh Parekh, Novozymes North America

Ethanol Marketing Challenges – 2018 and Beyond
Moderator: Ron Lamberty, American Coalition for Ethanol
E15 & Higher Blends: Lessons Learned (The Minnesota Experience) Greg Gust, Minnesota Biofuels Association
Flex Fuel Marketing Experiences: A New Look
Charlie Bosselman, Bosselman Enterprises

RINs and the Impact on Obligated Parties
Introduction: Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Roger Read, Wells Fargo

Octane & Higher Ethanol Blends: Meeting Vehicle Performance Standards
Introduction: Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Ernie Shea, Ag-Auto-Ethanol Alliance
Steve VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative

Biofuels & Public Health
Greg Youell, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency

The Advancement of Ethanol in Nebraska