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DOE Ethanol Workshop Series

Ethanol: Driving North Carolina¹s Energy, Economic and Environmental Future

June 4, 2001
The Museum of History
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sponsored by:

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fuels Development

Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program

North Carolina State Energy Office

At this time of increasing interest in renewable sources of energy and concern about energy independence, join us as we discuss how ethanol production may bolster North Carolina's rural economy while helping improve air quality in the city. Local, state and federal experts will discuss all of these areas and more with workshop attendees. Public officials, stakeholders, fleet managers, and the general public are encouraged to

Plan to attend!

For program information, please contact:
Larry Shirley
North Carolina State Energy Office
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 919-733-1889
Email: larry.shirley@ncmail.net

For registration information, contact:
Sue Conroe
BBI International, Workshop Coordinators
Phone: 800-567-6411
Email: sue@bbiethanol.com

  8:30 AM    Registration and Continental Breakfast
  9:00 AM - 9:15 AM     Welcome
Gwynn T. Swinson –Secretary, Department of Administration
  9:15 AM - 9:35 AM     Federal Bioenergy Initiative and a Bioenergy Coalition: Visions for Greater Self-Reliance
John Ferrell –Director, Office of Fuels Development, U.S. Department of Energy

Kathy Baskin – Assistant Director, Southern States Energy Board, and Program Manager, Regional Biomass Energy Program

  9:35 AM - 10:00 AM     Ethanol 101: A Primer on the How, When and Why of Ethanol
Mike Bryan - President, BBI International

Chris Veit – Senior Scientist, Novozymes

  10:00 AM - 10:40 AM     The Significance of Ethanol on the Environment
Air Quality -- David Andress – David Andress & Associates, Inc.¨

Water Quality -- TBD

  10:40 AM - 11:00 AM     The In-State Economic Impact of an Ethanol Industry
Pam Tetarenko, Senior Technical Associate, BBI International
  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM     Feedstock Opportunities using North Carolina’s Resources
Cellulosic Feedstocks -- Andy Aden, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hog Waste-to-Ethanol Research -- Dr. Jeanne Koger – Title, North Carolina State University

Sweet Potatoes – a new option -- Ed Stahl, DFI Group

  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM     Lunch & Featured Speaker:
Eric Vaughn, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
  1:15 PM - 2:00 PM     State Agencies Discuss their Perspectives of Ethanol’s Role in the State
Department of Agriculture -- Commissioner Phipps (invited)

Department of Commerce -- TBA


Administration – Fleets and Energy -- Carlton Myrick – Deputy Secretary (invited)

Department of Transportation – TBA

  2:00 PM - 2:45 PM     Case Study – Learning from other States in order to Facilitate the Transition In North Carolina
Ralph Groschen – Marketing Specialist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  2:45 PM - 3:00 PM     Fuel Ethanol Incentive Programs in other States
Ann Tazewell – Coordinator, Triangle Clean Cities Coalition
  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM     Legislative Panel: Ideas, Thoughts & Recommendations
Representative Joe Tolson, Co-Chair- Energy Policy Council (invited)

Representative Pryor Gibson, North Carolina House of Representatives

  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM     Where Do We Go From Here?
Discussion Leader: Larry Shirley, Director, State Energy Office, Department of Administration
  4:00 PM    Closing Comments and Adjournment
  4:15 PM - 5:30 PM     Reception


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