2023 National Ethanol Conference Newsroom

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 2023 National Ethanol Conference, held February 28 to March 2 in Orlando.

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


2023 National Ethanol Conference Photo Album
2023 National Ethanol Conference Golf Tournament Photo Album
More NEC Photos

Pre-conference interviews and releases

Ethanol Report Preview of NEC
NEC 23 Panel Will Explore Implementation of IRA
Get Ready, Set and Go to 2023 NEC
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to Receive RFA’s 2023 Industry Award
Speaker to Offer Clear View of Energy Markets in Transition
Students, Young Professionals Receive Scholarships to National Ethanol Conference
2023 National Ethanol Conference Agenda

Conference News Releases

New University Study: Ethanol Cuts Gas Prices by 77 Cents per Gallon
New Study: Ethanol Industry’s Impact on the U.S. Economy Strengthened in 2022
RFA Releases 2023 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide: “Ready. Set. Go!”
EIA Data Indicate Ethanol Blend Rate Hit a Record High in 2022
RFA’s Cooper: Persistence and Momentum Key to Ethanol Industry Success in 2023
Study: RFS Slashed GHG Emissions by 1.2 Billion Metric Tons Since 2008

Conference interviews and audio

Interview – Troy Bredenkamp, RFA Senior VP, Government & Public Affairs
RFANEC 23 interview with Troy Bredenkamp, RFA (2:41)
Interview – Geoff Cooper, RFA President and CEO, interview
RFANEC 23 interview with Geoff Cooper, RFA (3:05)
Interview – Robert White, RFA Vice President, Industry Relations
RFANEC 23 interview with Robert White, RFA (2:39)

Opening Remarks
RFA Chair Erik Huschitt, Badger State Ethanol
RFANEC 23 welcome remarks, Erik Huschitt, RFA Chair (5:07)
Geoff Cooper, RFA President and CEO, State of the Industry remarks
RFANEC 23 State of the Industry Address Geoff Cooper, RFA (33:17)
Ben Hengst, Deputy Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA – remarks
RFANEC 23 Remarks, Ben Hengst, EPA (30:27)

RFA CEO Geoff Cooper reacts to EPA proposed rule on E15 for 8 states
RFANEC23 Cooper reaction to EPA proposal (2:30)

RFA CEO Geoff Cooper press conference
RFANEC23 Geoff Cooper press avail (22:30)

Interview with RFA Chair Erik Huschitt, Badger State Ethanol
RFANEC23 Interview with RFA Chair Erik Huschitt (3:28)

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Receives RFA’s 2023 Industry Award
RFANEC23 Gov. Kim Reynolds award (11:32)
RFANEC23 Gov. Reynolds press (3:27)

Ready for Innovation panel
Geoffrey Inch, Sustainability & Circular Economy Director, Braskem

RFANEC23 Geoffrey Inch, Braskem (13:06)
Michael Bloesch, President & CEO, Next Wave Energy Partners

RFANEC23 Michael Bloesch, Next Wave Energy Partners (21:58)
Leigh Abrams, Renewable Fuels Offering Manager, Honeywell UOP
RFANEC23 Leigh Abrams, Honeywell UOP (16:16)

Implementing the Inflation Reduction Act panel – Moderated by Jared Mullendore, RFA Director, Government Affairs
Speakers: Dana Jackson, Partner, RSM US LLP; Jorge Medina, Partner & Head of Renewables, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Matt Lauer, VP of Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage, Foss & Company
RFANEC23 Implementing the IRA panel (41:58)

New Congress, New Opportunities panel– Moderated by Troy Bredenkamp, RFA Senior VP, Government & Public Affairs
Speakers: Chris Hessler, Founding Partner, AJW, Inc.; Dan Bowerson, Senior Director, Energy & Environment, Alliance for Automotive Innovation; Frank Macchiarola, Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs, American Petroleum Institute; Former Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Retired
RFANEC23 New Congress panel (46:00)

Interview with Cheri Bustos, former U.S. Representative from Illinois
RFANEC23 interview with Cheri Bustos, former IL Rep. (9:02)

Supply Chain panel
Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Advisory & Development, Agri Supply Chain, S&P Global Commodity Insights
RFANEC23 presentation Ken Eriksen, S&P Global (35:37)
Dan Keen, Assistant Vice President, Policy Analysis, Association of American Railroads
RFANEC23 presentation Dan Keen, Association of American Railroads (21:46)

Interview with Kelly Davis, RFA VP, Technical & Regulatory Affairs
RFANEC23 Interview with Kelly Davis, RFA (5:27)

How Do Consumers Really Feel About Ethanol?
Phillip Morris, Partner, Locust Street Group
RFANEC23 presentation Phillip Morris, Partner, Locust Street Group (40:19)

India Goes All In on Ethanol
Moderator: Ed Hubbard, General Counsel and VP, Government Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
Speaker: Prashant Banerjee, Executive Director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
RFANEC23 India All in for Ethanol panel (21:33)

Putting the ‘U’ in CCUS panel
Moderated by RFA Chair Erik Huschitt, CEO & General Manager, Badger State Ethanol
Speakers: Conor Cooper, Head of Business Development, CarbonBuilt; Jim McVaney, Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Communications & Strategic Partnerships,Carbon Sink LLC; Dave Tze, CEO, NovoNutrients
RFANEC23 CCUS Panel (42:16)

Interview with Randall Doyal, retired, former RFA chair – been to every NEC since the first
RFANEC23 interview with past RFA chair Randall Doyal (3:37)

Interview with Angus Ballard, president, Lallemand Biofuels – NEC platinum sponsor and sponsor of the Young Professionals Network (YPN)
RFANEC23 interview with Lallemand president Angus Ballard, NEC platinum sponsor (3:21)

Interview with Young Professionals Network member Ben Parsley, SIRE
RFANEC23 interview with Ben Parsley, SIRE, YPN member (2:33)

Interview with Young Professionals Network member Alex Stanley, Ringneck Energy
RFANEC23 interview with Alex Stanley, YPN member (1:44)

Interview with Dana Siefkes-Lewis, Summit Carbon Solutions Director of Public Affairs in South Dakota
RFANEC23 Interview with Dana Siefkes-Lewis, Summit Carbon Solutions (5:10)

Ethanol Report podcast on #RFANEC 2023 Highlights with highlights from the NEC, including remarks from RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper; Ben Hengst, EPA Deputy Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality; Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds; Former Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL); RFA Director, Government Affairs Jared Mullendore; Dana Jackson, Partner with RSM US; Former RFA chair Randall Doyal; and current RFA chair Erik Huschitt, Badger State Ethanol.
Ethanol Report 3-6-22 20:18


RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper