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Registration for ACE conference is open “Quiet Ingenuity, Bold Advance” focus Aug. 19-21

New details are being made public for the upcoming ACE Conference August 19-21 in Omaha, Nebraska. .

Sioux Falls, SD (June 19, 2015) – Online registration is open for the 28th annual Ethanol Conference of the American Coalition for Ethanol.  The conference theme of “Quiet Ingenuity, Bold Advance,” will emphasize how the ethanol industry strives to constantly innovate and improve.

To register for the event, which takes place August 19-21 at the Hilton, Omaha, in Omaha, Nebraska, click here.

“One of the best kept secrets of the ethanol industry is how producers are boldly innovating, developing new co-products, and finding ways to improve their bottom line without fanfare. This is an important time for the industry and pivotal topics will take center stage at our upcoming conference,” said ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings.

One panel discussion which will reinforce the “Quiet Ingenuity, Bold Advance” theme features Ray Defenbaugh, President, CEO & Chairman of Big River Resources LLC, Delayne Johnson, CEO of Quad County Corn Processors, and Jeff Oestmann, President & CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy, LLC who will discuss the technology and advanced biofuel innovations their respective companies are pursuing.

Quad County Corn Processors is the first ethanol plant in the nation to produce both conventional and cellulosic biofuel, East Kansas Agri-Energy is constructing a renewable diesel facility adjacent to its existing corn ethanol plant, and Big River Resources will be producing a zein protein alongside its ethanol plant in Galva, IL.

Other topics to be highlighted during the conference include a retailer panel on E15 and flex fuel sales, a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on fueling infrastructure, exports of ethanol and DDGs, plant board member training, and much more.


To view the agenda and register for the ACE Conference, click here. Contact Shannon Gustafson at with any questions.   

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