*Speaker presentations, if available, are linked in the agenda below.

March 6, 2023
All Times in CST

11:00 a.m.Registration & Lunch
12:30 p.m.
General Session Begins

Tony Leiding, President,
Renewable Fuels Nebraska, and
Trenton Agri Products LLC

Keynote: Gov. Jim Pillen, State of Nebraska
12:55 p.m.
Synergies of the Ag/Ethanol Value Chains

Corn Ethanol Economics graphic

Susan Littlefield, Farm Broadcaster, Rural Radio Network

– Ken Colombini, Communications Director,
Renewable Fuels Association
– Randy Gard, Chief Operations Officer,
Bosselman Enterprises
– John Greer, Corn Farmer & Nebraska Corn Board
– Tony Leiding, President, Trenton Agri Products LLC.
– Craig Uden, Owner, Darr Feedlot
– Mark Whitehead, President, Whitehead Oil Co.
2:25 p.m.
Global Access to Clean Cooking
Alicia El Mamouni, Executive Director,
Pivot: Global Bioethanol Coalition
2:40 p.m.Networking Break & Refreshments
3:05 – 4:35 p.m.
Innovation Showcase

Regional Conservation Partnership Program: Expanding Soil Health Through Carbon Markets
Dr. David E. Clay, Distinguished Professor,
South Dakota State University

Bioleap’s Dryer Exhaust Energy Recovery (DEER) System uses waste energy from the DDGs dryer system to produce clean, boiler-quality steam.
James Knight, President, Bioleap, Inc.

The Verbio Nevada Biorefinery, located in Nevada, Iowa, is the first industrial scale renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in North America using corn stover.
Greg Northrup, President

Fluid Quip Technologies® had industrialized multiple technologies in the biofuels, alternative protein, and bio-chemical industries geared towards enhancing the base corn-to-ethanol process and supplying growing markets.
Michael Franko, Managing Partner
4:35 p.m.Closing Remarks
4:45-6:15 p.m.Cocktails and conversations in Windsor VI

March 7, 2023
All Times in CST

7:00 a.m.Breakfast served until 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
General Session Begins

Fuel the Cure and E30 Demonstration Updates
8:40 a.m.
Biofuels: Part of a Sustainable Future
Dr. Venus Welch-White, Senior Advisor to the Ag Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:00 a.m.
Nebraska Policy Update
Dawn Caldwell, Executive Director,
Renewable Fuels Nebraska
9:15 a.m.
Federal & Global Policy Update:

Global trade graphic

Dawn Caldwell, Executive Director,
Renewable Fuels Nebraska

– Chris Bliley, Sr. VP of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
– Troy Bredenkamp, Sr. VP, Government & Public Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
– Ron Lamberty, Sr. VP, American Coalition for Ethanol
– Stella Qian, Sr. Manager of Global Ethanol Market Development, U.S. Grains Council
10:15 a.m.
DOE’s Investments in Decarbonization

Traci Rodosta, Storage Validation and Testing Infrastructure Program Manager, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Ben Simon, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
10:55 a.m.Networking Break & Refreshments
11:25 a.m.
The Economic Sense of Carbon Projects, Markets, & Credits
Manoj Valluri, Project Manager,
Advanced Resources International
11:45 a.m.
Funding Opportunities with USDA Rural Development
– Jeff Carpenter, HBIIP Manager,
United States Department of Agriculture
– Bill Sheppard, Business Programs Specialist,
U.S. Department of Agriculture
12:15 p.m.
USDA Climate Smart Commodities and Biofuels
John Berge, State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, U.S. Department of Agriculture
12:30 p.m.Closing Remarks
Reid Wagner, Executive Director, Nebraska Ethanol Board