25th National Ethanol Conference

With a theme of “Focus Forward,” the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference was an historic event February 10-12 in Houston, Texas, the “energy capital of the world.”

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


2020 National Ethanol Conference photo album


Conference preview
RFA CEO Geoff Cooper previews NEC (:55)

RFA and Nebraska groups partner with Field to Market to Expand Pollinator Habitat
RFANEC Interview with Troy Bredenkamp, Renewable Fuels Nebraska 7:29

New Study: Despite Policy Challenges, Ethanol Industry Significantly Benefited Economy in 2019
RFANEC Interview with Scott Richman, RFA Chief Economist 6:04

RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper State of the Ethanol Industry
RFANEC RFA CEO Geoff Cooper remarks 32:00

RFANEC RFA CEO Geoff Cooper press gaggle 15:00

RFA Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen reflects on historic 25th NEC and 15th RFS anniversary visit from Pres. George W. Bush
RFANEC Interview with Bob Dinneen, RFA Senior Strategic Advisor 11:46

Upshot and Implications of the 10th Circuit Court’s SRE Decision – RFA Counsel Matthew Morrison
RFANEC Remarks from Matt Morrison, RFA Counsel 23:00

Global Energy Markets and Geopolitics – Bob McNally, Rapidan Energy Group
RFANEC Remarks from Bob McNally, Rapidan Energy Group 34:26

National Corn Growers Association president Kevin Ross interview on 10th circuit court decision, trade agreements, and more
RFANEC Interview with NCGA president Kevin Ross, Iowa 5:43

The Path Forward for Decarbonizing Liquid Transportation Fuels – panel
RFANEC Low Carbon Fuel Standards panel 58:12

The Emergence of International Clean Fuel Standards: Innovation Drivers or Industry Protectionism? The latest insights on where global standards for clean fuel are headed
RFANEC Global Clean Fuel Standards panel 48:00

Ethanol’s Competitiveness in the Octane Market
RFANEC Roel Salazar, Argus Senior Fuels and Octane Consultant 14:00

Ethanol’s Benefits Go Beyond the Road – panel
Robert White, RFA; Kenny Hauk, Hauk Designs; Brian Sowers, Crappiemasters; Derek Tidd, Tidd Racing
RFANEC Ethanol Off Road panel 58:12

Interview with Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs, High power E85 Jeep Wrangler builder
RFANEC Interview with Kenny Hauk, Hauk Designs 12:18

Tribute to Ray Defenbaugh by RFA CEO Geoff Cooper
RFANEC Tribute to Ray Defenbaugh 4:55

RFA Industry Award presented to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE)
RFANEC Industry Award - SIRE 6:15

Discovering New Uses and Markets for Ethanol
RFANEC New Uses for Ethanol panel 1:00:00

RFS Battles: How Are Small Refinery Exemptions and Other EPA Actions Affecting the Marketplace?
Scott Richman, RFA; Seth Meyer, University of Missouri; Geoff Moody, AFPM
RFANEC RFS Battles panel 46:15

Ted McKinney, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
RFANEC USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney remarks 23:13

RFANEC USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney interview 6:16

Focusing Forward: Stakeholders Roundtable Discussion
RFANEC Closing Panel 54:45

NEC wrap up interview with RFA CEO Geoff Cooper
RFANEC - RFA CEO Geoff Cooper interview 6:18


State of the Industry Report:

Kenny Hauk, Hauk Designs, talks about custom built Jeep that runs on E85: