Virtual FEW to Recognize Ethanol Industry Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) coming up next week will recognize recipients of its annual awards during the event’s virtual general session.

Doug Tiffany is receiving the FEW Award of Excellence and Doug Durante is this year’s High-Octane Award recipient.

Tiffany is the 18th recipient of the Award of Excellence, which recognizes professionals who have made meaningful contributions to the ethanol industry through research or technical advisory. The production economist has dedicated significant portions of his academic life to techno-economic analyses related to ethanol production. As a research fellow within the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Tiffany has worked on an array of ethanol-related projects ranging from biomass power, cogeneration and coproduct innovation to feedstocks, grain shipping patterns and new products.

The High-Octane Award celebrates passionate ethanol champions, educators and advocates. Durante is the founder and executive director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. In addition to producing the Ethanol Across America campaign, The Ethanol Fact Book, The Ethanol Minute radio program and more, he has been involved in almost every federal ethanol policy development over the past 40 years, from the trailblazing work of the National Alcohol Fuels Commission in the early ’80s, to the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Renewable Fuel Standards of both 2005 and 2007.

Both winners will give an acceptance speech during the FEW’s opening session Wednesday, September 16. The 2020 FEW is taking place September 15-17 in conjunction with the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Annual Conference. Both events are happening in a 100% virtual environment and are free for ethanol producers.

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