LINCOLN, Neb. — Biofuels’ stakeholders and experts from across the nation will join virtually for the annual Ethanol: Emerging Issues Forum March 25-26. Governor Pete Ricketts has been invited to open the event and welcome attendees.
The Nebraska Ethanol Board and Renewable Fuels Nebraska organize the forum, which is in its 16th year. It brings together ethanol producers and others integrally involved in production, technology, policymaking and marketing of biofuels and its co-products. The event runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Topics include an overview and discussion of the most pressing federal policies, regulatory actions, and markets affecting ethanol demand. The federal policy panel includes industry leaders from the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol.
Speakers will also address the future of FFVs, carbon capture and sequestration in Nebraska, biocampuses, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering researchers will share detailed results of their E30 Demonstration, which showed that the higher blend was as safe to use as E15 in non-flex fuel vehicles.
More than 150 ethanol industry stakeholders will attend the forum. Online registration and a detailed agenda are available on the Nebraska Ethanol Board website. College and university students are also welcome to attend.
The Ethanol: Emerging Issues Virtual Forum 2021 is presented by the Nebraska Ethanol Board and Renewable Fuels Nebraska with a range of local and national sponsors. Signature sponsors include Bio Nebraska, CoBank, Farm Credit Services of America, Fluid Quip, Husch Blackwell, and Nebraska Corn Board. Supporting sponsors include American Coalition for Ethanol, Pacha Soap Co., Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, and USDA Rural Development.
The Nebraska Ethanol Board works to ensure strong public policy and consumer support for biofuels. Since 1971, the independent state agency has designed and managed programs to expand production, market access, worker safety and technology innovation, including recruitment of producers interested in developing conventional ethanol, as well as bio-products from the ethanol platform. For more information, visit www.ethanol.nebraska.gov.
— Nebraska Ethanol Board
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