ACE conference breakout sessions explore key industry issues
Posted on 07/01/2019
Sioux Falls, SD (July 1, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 32nd annual conference coming up August 14-16 in Omaha offers a variety of breakout sessions covering the latest in technology innovations, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable. The breakout sessions will be held concurrently in three rounds on the afternoon of Thursday, August 15, following the morning general session panels.
“Our conference theme is ‘What it Takes,’ a nod to our members’ incredible resolve and dedication in always improving operations and performance,” said Shannon Gustafson, ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming. “This year’s breakout sessions will explore a variety of technologies, strategies, and practices that can help producers take this industry to the next level.”
Breakout sessions include:
Improving Profitability in Challenging Market Conditions — Whitefox Technologies
Data and case studies on how membrane technology improves overall efficiency of existing distillation/dehydration, combining the benefits of mole sieve and membrane technology
Overcoming the Margin Squeeze: Strategies to Manage Your Plant’s Cost of Capital — Christianson PLLP
Board-level goal-setting and how this process affects capital investments and financing choices
Energy Savings, Improved CI Scores, and Your Bottom Line — Saola Energy and TotalGen Services
Options to improve a plant’s Carbon Intensity score and overall energy efficiency
Preventing a Budget Blowout: Natural Gas Market Dynamics and Risk Management Strategies for Natural Gas Procurement — Encore Energy Services
Supply and demand market factors impacting the natural gas market and risk management approaches
Understanding the Value of Protein at Your Facility — Fluid Quip Technologies and ICM Inc.
Pros and cons of new technologies and the opportunities in a high protein feed market
How Biorefineries Can Achieve Success by Adopting Focused Strategies — ICM Inc.
Ideas for industry leaders to stay relevant and successful in a changing market
Talent Development Solutions for the 21st Century — K·Coe Isom
Assess and address the efficacy of your organization’s HR and talent development systems
Alternatives for Traditional Cleaning Methods Utilized in Fuel Ethanol Production — U.S. Water
Alternative cleaning solutions to improve yield, with the potential to reduce chemical costs
Agtech in the supply chain and real traceability
Learn how agtech is applied to provide ag-value chain stakeholders transparency into the traceability of food.