Falling Walls, Rising Tides is the theme for the 19th annual National Ethanol Conference being held this week in Orlando.
Calling it a “mixed metaphor,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen said in his “State of the Ethanol Industry” address today that it is appropriate and will come to define the year ahead.
“2014 will be the year the blend wall comes crashing down. 2014 will be the year the cellulose wall is cracked.” said Dinneen. “And 2014 had better be the year we take the brick and mortar away from Big Oil and deny them their wall of ignorance and misinformation that undermines public support for ethanol.”
“How will these walls tumble? By reminding people time and again that ‘a rising tide lifts all boats.'”
Dinneen hammered home the simple message they will be delivering to Washington this year. “Keep. Your. Word.” when it comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Read the full text of Dinneen’s speech here, watch the video in the previous post, listen to or download full remarks here:
RFA's Bob Dinneen state of ethanol industry address