FEW to Feature Ethanol Producer Keynote

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) will feature a Producer Keynote Address for the first time in its 38 year history.

The address will be given by Todd Becker, President, CEO and Director of Nebraska-based Green Plains Inc. Under Becker’s leadership, Green Plains is transforming its fleet of ethanol plants into more diversified biorefineries. Recently, Green Plains announced that ongoing product and technology innovation has led to the unprecedented production of greater than 60 percent protein concentrations at its Wood River biorefinery.

With a focus on ethanol’s role in lowering the carbon intensity of transportation fuels, the general session will also include Bruce Rastetter, CEO of Summit Agricultural Group, with an update on the planned Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline, which will capture and permanently store up to 20 million tons per year of carbon dioxide from dozens of Upper Midwest ethanol plants. Earlier this month, Summit completed its equity fundraising, which resulted in more than $1 billion in total equity commitments.

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will kick off the FEW with a policy update, followed by a panel of industry association leaders to unpack the industry’s top policy and regulatory achievements, challenges and objectives. This year’s policy roundtable includes: Chris Bliley, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy; Troy Bredenkamp, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association; and Brian Jennings, CEO, American Coalition for Ethanol.

The 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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