U.S. Senator Dick Lugar yesterday announced that the International Trade Association at the U.S. Department of Commerce has organized a free webinar titled, “Improving your bottom line with ethanol,” on August 12, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
According to the announcement, the web-based seminar will provide U.S. petroleum retailers with information on the current market for E85, ethanol conversion logistics and government programs that advance E85 distribution within the United States.
“America needs to transform our transportation sector and cut our oil import bill by establishing biofuels that are available to every motorist in the country. With just 103 E85 pumps in Indiana, too few Hoosiers have access to this competitively priced, high-performance, homegrown fuel. We need to ensure that virtually every new car sold in America is a flexible fuel vehicle and that at least one quarter of American filling stations have E85 pumps,” Lugar said.
The webinar’s schedule is as follows:
2:00-2:05: Introduction of the Webinar Session and the Presenters
2:05-2:25: U.S. Market for E85 Capable Vehicles
2:25-2:45: Ethanol Conversion Options, Logistics, and Contracts for Fuel Provisions
2:45-3:05: Government Assistance and Incentives for Ethanol Conversion
3:05-3:30: Industry Comments and Q&A Session
To subscribe to the event or for more information, contact Shannon Fraser by Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at Shannon.Fraser@mail.doc.gov.