The 2019 National Ethanol Conference had a new golf tournament sponsor in Bioleap, Inc. CEO Wayne Mitchell said the full-service engineering company is currently focused on reducing the carbon footprint and energy use of ethanol plants, making them more efficient and helping them to be lower cost producers. Mitchell sees a strong future for the ethanol industry.
“The ethanol industry started out with kind of one vision as to where it was headed with energy security,” he said. “That’s changed with the U.S. becoming the largest exporter of energy now, but now there is a new role for ethanol in terms of octane. And that’s something that’s going to be a need and it’s going to keep this industry in business for a long time and continue to grow.”
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Wayne here: NEC19 Interview with Bioleap CEO Wayne Mitchell