2019 National Ethanol Conference

This is the virtual newsroom for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 24th annual National Ethanol Conference held February 11-13, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

The NEC is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry featuring the annual State of the Industry address, as well as speakers and sessions on the top issues of the day.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2019 RFA National Ethanol Conference Photo Album
2019 NEC Golf Tournament photo album
Paul Teutul Jr. photo album

Audio and Interviews

Welcome to the 2019 National Ethanol Conference
Preview interview with Geoff Cooper, RFA CEO

2018 was Tough Year With Big Wins for Ethanol
RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper Industry Address

NEC19 RFA CEO Geoff Cooper media avail

Former Sen. Tom Daschle Visits #RFANEC
NEC19 address by Tom Daschle

Interview with Sen. Tom Daschle

The Need for High Octane Fuels,
Dan Nicholson, GM Global Technical Center
NEC19 Daniel Nicholson, GM Global

Petroleum Market Outlook – Philip Verleger, PKVerleger LLC
NEC19 Petroleum Market Outlook, Philip Verleger

Ethanol Market Outlook – Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James & Associates
NEC19 Ethanol Market Outlook, Pavel Molchanov

Washington Insiders Panel
Moderator – Jessica Bennett, Renewable Fuels Association
Ray Glendening, Scarlet Oaks Strategies
Mindy Larsen Poldberg, Iowa Corn Growers Association
Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists
Geoff Moody, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
NEC19 Washington Insiders Panel

Study on Consumer Attitudes about Ethanol
Phillip Morris, Locust Street Group
NEC19 Consumer Attitudes Study

Ethanol’s Role in Securing a Low Carbon Future panel
Moderator – Chris Hessler, AJW, Inc.
Richard W. Corey, California Air Resources Board
Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute
Stefan Unnasch, Life Cycle Associates
Jonathan Male, U.S. Department of Energy
NEC19 Low Carbon Future panel

Paul Teutul Jr. talks with Robert White about building the custom E85 Chopper produced for RFA as seen on the Discovery Channel’s reality series American Chopper.
NEC19 Paul Teutul Jr. conversation

RFA Industry Awards –
East Kansas Agri-Energy
RFA Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen
NEC19 Industry Awards

NEC19 Retailer panel
RFA VP of Industry Relations Robert White; Bryan Goforth, Home Service Oil Company; Sam Odeh, Power Energy Corp; and Steve Walk, Protec Fuel Management, LLC
NEC19 Retailer panel

USDA Deputy Secretary Stresses Ethanol Support:
NEC19 USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky address

NEC19 USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky media avail

NEC19 Matt Morrison, RFA Attorney, provides update on litigation

Ethanol Report from National Ethanol Conference

NEC19 Interview with BioLeap CEO Wayne Mitchell

NEC19 Interview with Bob Sather, ACE Ethanol


RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper State of the Ethanol Industry address