2014 National Ethanol Conference

nec14-signThe 19th annual National Ethanol Conference, presented by the Renewable Fuels Association, was held February 17-19, 2014 at the J.W. Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

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.

2014 National Ethanol Conference Photo Album

Video of State of Ethanol Industry Speech

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Ethanol Industry – Rising Tides, Falling WallsRFA's Bob Dinneen state of ethanol industry address

Marathon Exec Keynotes Ethanol ConferenceNEC 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

EPA Director Addresses Ethanol Conference
Comments by Chris Grundler, EPA Press Avail Chris Grundler, EPA

NEC Breaking Down Blend Wall PanelNEC Blend Wall Panel

Abengoa Honored With RFA Award
2014 RFS Industry Award Interview with Chris Standlee, Abengoa

Corn Growers Vow to Protect the RFS
NEC Washington Insiders Panel Interview with Jon Doggett, NCGA
19th National Ethanol Conference is a Wrap
Interview with RFA's Bob Dinneen at close of NEC14

Ethanol Report on New Economic StudyInterview with economist John Urbanchuk

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

NEC Global Ethanol ConversationGrowing Global Ethanol Industry Panel Discussion Video – Growing Global Ethanol Industry Video

Students Interested in EthanolInterview with student Gavin Kenney Interview with student Aaron Walsh Interview with student Tyler Machado