October 13 – 15, 2019 – Global Ethanol Summit

Global Ethanol Summit

Meeting Agenda

Global Ethanol Summit
Washington, DC
Oct. 13- 15,  2019

Sunday, October 13

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Monday, October 14

7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
9 – 10:10 a.m. General Session

Opening Remarks And Introductions
Darren Armstrong, Chairman, U.S. Grains Council

Keynote: Delivering on Ethanol’s Potential Through Expanded Global Use
Ryan LeGrand, President & CEO, U.S. Grains Council

Global Ethanol Outlook – Supply, Demand and Policy Drivers
Mike Dwyer, Chief Economist, U.S. Grains Council

10:10 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:50 a.m. – Noon General Session, Continued

Session Moderator
Mitch Coulter, Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Renewable Fuels Association Sponsor Remarks
Geoff Cooper, President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association

Policies Continue To Remain Critically Important For The Future Of Renewables
Renato Domith Godinho, Head, Division for Energy Process, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil 

Global Decarbonization Of Fuel: The Environmental Benefits Of Ethanol
Moderator: Don O’Connor, President, (S&T)2 Consultants Inc.
Miguel Ivan Lacerda Oliveira, Director-Biofuels, Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Andrea Kent, Vice President, Government and Public Relations, Greenfield Global Inc., Canada
Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, ePURE, European Union

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon and Trade Networking
1:45 – 3:45 p.m. General Session

Session Moderator
Alex Marquis, Logistics Manager, Marquis Energy

Growth Energy Sponsor Remarks
Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy

Air Quality And Human Health Consequences: The Cost Of Inaction
Moderator: Rick Schwarck, President, Absolute Energy, LLC
Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Economist, University of Illinois at Chicago
Brady Seals, Senior Advisor, Garner Advisors LLC
Dr. Sadaf Sobhani, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Industrial Use and Bioeconomy, Opportunities For Expanded Ethanol Use
Moderator: Erick Lutt, Senior Director for Policy, Industrial and Environmental Section, Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Rakesh Bhartia, Chief Executive Officer, India Glycols
Olaoluwa Bamikole, Chief Agroethanol Consultant, Zenith Group, Nigeria

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Business-to-Business Meetings
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 15

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Business-to-Business Meetings
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. General Session

Session Moderator
Devin Mogler, Green Plains Inc.

Welcome Remarks On The U.S. Energy Renaissance
Daniel Whitley, Associate Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

Keynote: Delivering On Our Potential Through Collaboration And Trade
The Honorable Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Octane Economics: The Value Proposition Of Blending Ethanol
Moderator: Brian Healy, Director of Global Ethanol Market Development, U.S. Grains Council
Geoff Cooper, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
Dave Hirshfeld, Co-Founder and President, MathPro Inc.

Hagan Rose, Director Sales and Marketing, International, Eco-Energy Inc.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session, continued

Session Moderator
Collin Watters, Director of Exports and Logistics, Illinois Corn Growers Association

Retailers Perceptive On Ethanol
Michael E. Lorenz, Executive Vice President of Petroleum Supply, Sheetz, Inc.

Vehicle Compatibility With Ethanol: Lessons From The Agriculture And Auto Alliance
Moderator: Coleman Jones, Technical Fellow-Fules, General Motors
Marlon Arraes, Ethanol Coordinator-Biofuels Department, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Pat Geng, Global Fuels Technical Specialist, General Motors
Edson Orikassa, Manager of Certification, Regulatory and Government Affairs of Toyota Brasil

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Closing General Session

Prospects for The Future Use of Ethanol
Moderator: Mike Dwyer, Chief Economist, U.S. Grains Council
Geoff Cooper, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association, United States
Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, ePURE, European Union
Evandro Gussi, Director-President, UNICA, Brazil
Andrea Kent, Vice President, Government and Public Relations, Greenfield Global Inc., Canada
Craig Willis, Senior Vice President of Global Markets, Growth Energy, United States

Closing Remarks
Ryan LeGrand, President & CEO, U.S. Grains Council 

Rest of Day Networking Trade rooms open for business meetings