With the theme of “Falling Walls, Rising Tides,” the conference had a big focus on the EPA proposal for 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Presentations addressed the state of the ethanol industry, the impact of the RFS on the industry, breaking down the blend wall, the global ethanol industry, perspective from the oil industry and auto manufacturers, an address by the Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of the RFS proposal, and much more.
Marathon Exec Keynotes Ethanol Conference – NEC Address by Dave Whikehart, Marathon Petroleum
A Word from the Chairman of RFA –
NEC Welcome by Neill McInstray, RFA Chairman Interview with Neill McInstray, The Andersons, RFA Chairman
Lots more on the next page!
Impact of RFS on Ethanol Industry –
Comments by Bruce Babcock, Iowa State University Comments by Steffen Mueller, University of Illinois-Chicago
Dazed & Confused at National Ethanol Conference – Interview with Paul Kamp, Led Zep 2
Engine Experts Talk Ethanol –
Comments by Bobby Likis, radio host and automotive expert Comments by Andrew Randolf, Earnhardt Childress Comments by Brian West, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Comments by Bryan O'Neill, motorcycle expert and advocate