2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Program


January 30, 2018
The Meadows Conference Center
Altoona, Iowa

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Trade Show Open
8:30 a.m. 

Welcome – Eamonn Byrne, President, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association @EamonnByrne12

Industry Overview – Monte Shaw, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Affiliated with @iowafuel

9 a.m. 

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds & Lt. Governor Adam Gregg @IAGovernor & @IALtGov

9:30 a.m.  Market Outlook Roundtable

Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture Affiliated with @USDA

Mike Blackford, INTL FCStone @M_L_Blackford

Moderator:  Craig Floss, Iowa Corn Affiliated with @iowa_corn

10:30 a.m.  Industry Keynote – Emily Skor, Growth Energy @EmilySkor
11 a.m. Policy Outlook Roundtable

Doug Whitehead, National Biodiesel Board @BioD9

Emily Skor, Growth Energy @EmilySkor

Kathy Bergren, National Corn Growers Association Affiliated with @NationalCorn

Sarah Caswell, Edeniq, Inc. @SarahCaswell1

Moderator:  Grant Menke, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Affiliated with @iowafuel

Noon Lunch – On Own
1:15 p.m. Talking Biofuels – Do’s and Don’ts
1:30 p.m. Electric Vehicles:  Friend or Foe? – Neelesh Nerurkar, Clearview Energy Partners, LLC
2 p.m. Biodiesel: From “Hot Grease” to Gold

Paul Lovelace, Documentary Co-Producer/Director @PaulCLovelace, Instagram paullovelace

Moderator:  Derek Winkel, Renewable Energy Group @derekwinkel

2:30 p.m. Is Your Fuel Killing You? Roundtable

Dr. Zigang Dong, The Hormel Institute

Dr. Steffen Mueller, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois-Chicago

Angela Tin, American Lung Association Affiliated with @CleanAirChoice2

Moderator:  Jessie Stolark, Environmental and Energy Study Institute @Stolark

 3:30 p.m. Summit & Trade Show Conclude
3:45 p.m. BONUS



Questions? Contact Lucy Norton with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) at lnorton@IowaRFA.org or (515) 252-6249.

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