Ethanol: Where is the Industry Heading?

Joanna Schroeder

logo_02What is the ethanol industry’s financial future? This question will be asked and answered by three of the most influential ethanol organizations including Growth Energy, ACE and RFA, during the 5th Annual Biofuels Financial Conference. The conference, sponsored by Christianson & Associates, PLLP,  will focus on the financial challenges and opportunities for the biofuels industry. The conference is being held in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 24 – 25, 2009.

“This is a challenging time for the ethanol industry and we must all learn how to manage during periods of volatility,” said John Christianson, Partner, Christianson & Associates, PLLP. “This conference will educate participants about the current financial challenges and opportunities facing our industry, as well as teach them how to more effectively manage their businesses during financially challenging times.”

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, Brian Jennings, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Jim Redding, Vice President Industry Relations for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will all take the stage and discuss how the current financial landscape is affecting the ethanol industry today and tomorrow. Participants will also learn about commodity risk management, leadership best practices and hear technical and industry updates.

Here are the three reasons why you cannot miss the 5th Annual Biofuels Financial Conference.
1) Obtaining a lender’s perspective including the importance of key financial ratings of liquidity, profitability and leverage.
2) Designing an appropriate internal control- integrated framework-to best govern and mange your company.
3) Developing the risk management tools to implement effective plans to minimize profit exposure from the volatility of commodity prices.

To see the full agenda and to register, visit

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