American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated in two panels last week at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum.
Lamberty was joined by retailers Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises and Matt Spackman of Kum & Go to discuss opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends.
“Many retailers are concerned their equipment isn’t compatible, but that’s not likely,” Lamberty said. “The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab published their E15 and Infrastructure report nearly four years ago, and in it they said, ‘the majority of installed tanks can store blends above E10.’ We can put retailers in touch with other marketers, who have increased their volumes and profits selling higher ethanol blends, at flexfuelforward.com.”
Lamberty also moderated a panel about emerging markets for U.S. ethanol with Roger Berry of the Nebraska Corn Board, Kristy Moore of KMoore Consulting LLC, and Craig Willis of Growth Energy. Lamberty discussed what he’s learned speaking at technical ethanol information forums in Mexico over the past year.