ACE Conference Breakouts to Explore Key Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 31st annual conference coming up August 15-17 in Minneapolis offers a variety of breakout sessions covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on the afternoon of Thursday, August 16, following the morning general session panels.

The sessions include information tailored to ethanol plant boards of directors, with Christianson PLLP and K·Coe Isom offering one on strategic thinking techniques and guidance on how to use those methods to steer their company’s future. Other sessions will provide workforce management insight to achieve a plant’s productivity and profitability goals, and some of the key provisions that will impact the ethanol industry in the comprehensive tax reform package.

In sessions on increasing profitability, two new ACE members, Whitefox and Solenis, will introduce producers to their unique technologies, and TotalGEN Services will cover the revenue boosting factors of a CHP system installation at an ethanol plant. Diversification will be explored in Saola Energy LLC’s session on how to enhance corn oil to create renewable diesel and Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ presentation focusing on the global market demand for protein. And EcoEngineers will share insights into developing a successful low carbon strategy to maximize the opportunity created by these markets.

A new breakout session added to this year’s lineup will provide attendees with a list of innovative ideas to try at their plant, workplace or community to build support for ethanol.

Click here for registration and other information about the conference.

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