Once upon a time, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 33rd annual conference was scheduled to be held last month as an in-person event like conferences used to be held back in the pre-COVID world. Instead, producers from all over the country will now be able to attend a virtual event on September 16 and come away more informed on some of the most pressing issues facing the ethanol industry.
The conference theme of “Rising Up” embodies the resilience demonstrated by those in the ethanol industry in response to the pandemic and as part of the agenda for the virtual Fuel Ethanol Workshop this year, more producers will be able to attend than ever before.
The abbreviated 2020 live virtual event will consist of several general sessions, including updates from ACE leadership, a keynote address from USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky, a flex fuel retailer roundtable featuring Casey’s General Stores and Pump & Pantry, a panel discussion with leadership from ethanol companies, as well as a market outlook from Tom Kloza, OPIS Head of Energy Analysis.
Shannon Gustafson, ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming, provides a preview of the event in this interview.
ACE 2020 preview interview, Shannon Gustafson (8:43)