MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — The Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is expecting record attendance numbers in all categories during the global ethanol industry’s annual gathering June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, organizers said.
Ethanol Producer Magazine and BBI International released conference data on May 27 for the event, now in its 38th year, showing close to 600 attendees who are producers of ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol, sustainable aviation fuel or other advanced biofuels, and 340 exhibitors in the Minneapolis Event Center expo hall.
“This is a must-attend event if you are connected to the ethanol industry,” said John Nelson, vice president of operations, sales and marketing for BBI International. “We are extremely pleased with the excitement surrounding this year’s FEW and the numbers are proof that this will be one of the largest events to date. It will be the largest FEW since 2009.”
The agenda will feature 180 presentations and co-related events. All FEW registered attendees can attend the sessions for the Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit and the preconference events: Carbon Capture & Storage Summit and Ethanol 101. Both preconference events are in June.
The FEW Policy Keynote Address will be given by Emily Skor, chief executive officer of Growth Energy. Skor is expected to discuss the industry’s focus on permanently restoring year-round access to E15, among many other industry priorities.
Following Skor’s address, a panel of industry association leaders includes Chris Bliley, senior vice president of regulatory affairs for Growth Energy; Troy Bredenkamp, senior vice president for government and public affairs, at the Renewable Fuels Association; and Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol.
A Producer Keynote Address will be given by Todd Becker, president, CEO and director of Green Plains Inc. Immediately following, Bruce Rastetter, CEO of Summit Agricultural Group, will close out the general session with an update on the planned Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline.
“There is a massive amount of content for attendees this year, including sessions on sustainable aviation fuel,” said Tim Portz, program director for the FEW. “With the Carbon Capture Summit, Ethanol 101, and the Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit available to all attendees, this is the best place to be if you are interested in learning about biofuels technology advancements and policy that is directing the industry.”To view the full FEW agenda, click here.