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19th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show

New for 2003:
A Pre-Workshop Seminar on Biodiesel!

This introductory one-day seminar will start with the basics but will include enough up-to-date information to interest those with a technical background. The seminar will cover biodiesel markets and benefits, production technologies, quality control, engine and fuel injection issues, distribution and storage issues, experiences of fleet operators and fuel users, tips on organizing a biodiesel project, updates on state and federal incentives, and a look at future industry developments. The seminar fee includes seminar materials and lunch.

This one-day Seminar will be held June 16th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota prior to the opening events of 19th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show.

 Biodiesel Pre-Workshop Seminar Agenda:
 as of Friday, June 13

Monday, June 16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Desk Open for Biodiesel Pre-Workshop Seminar
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Welcome
Bob Metz, American Soybean Association (ASA) & National Biodiesel Board (NBB)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Introduction & Overview of the Biodiesel Industry
Jeff Graef, BBI International
  • U.S. & World Biodiesel & Diesel Markets
  • U.S. Production Capacity and Potential Capacity
  • Current and Emerging Markets, and Opportunities for Growth
  • Who will participate in the Biodiesel Industry: Consumers, Producers, Distributors, Marketers, Advocates
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Biodiesel Production
Jon Van Gerpen, Iowa State University
  • Biodiesel Production Technologies
  • Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production
  • Economics and Costs of Production
    • Economies of Scale
    • Coproducts
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Biodiesel User Considerations
Gary Haer, West Central Soy & National Biodiesel Board
  • Biodiesel Properties
  • Cold Flow
  • Fuel Handling and Use
  • Fuel Stability
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Working Lunch: Biodiesel Userís Experience
  • Using Biodiesel in Production Agriculture: Bob Metz, ASA & NBB
  • Using Biodiesel in Fleets: Dana Albers, Hennepin County, Minnesota
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Fuel Specifications and Quality Control 
Leland Tong, Mark IV
  • Importance of Quality Control
  • ASTM Standards
  • Testing Methods
  • BQ 9000 & National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission
  • The Impact of Fuel Quality on Engines and Injectors
  • Field Tests of Biodiesel
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Benefits of Biodiesel
Shaine Tyson, National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)
  • Energy Security
  • Air Quality Benefits
  • Health Effects
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Getting a Project off the Ground
Mark Yancey, BBI International
  • Important Considerations for Project Organization
    • Biodiesel Plant Siting Considerations
    • The Role of Feasibility Analysis
    • Funding Your Project
    • Developing Your Business Plan

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM Government Policy Impact
Bob Metz, ASA & NBB
  • The Role & Status of Policies, Mandates and Incentives
    • RFS, Biodiesel Producer Payments, Tax Exemptions
    • Status of State Biodiesel Initiatives
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM Industry Outlook and Opportunities
Shaine Tyson, NREL
  • RFS Coproducts, R&D and Emerging Markets
    • The future of Biodiesel & the Oils Platform Biorefining Industry
4:00 PM - 4:10 PM Program Wrap-up
Jeff Graef, BBI International
  • Overview of the Workshop
  • Where to go for more information
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM Question & Answer Period
(all presenters)


For more information, contact:


Postal Service:
BBI International
PO Box 1146
Salida, CO 81201 USA

Courier packages:
BBI International
228 North F St., Suite 1
Salida, CO 81201 USA

Phone: 719-539-0300
Fax: 719-539-0301

What's NEW
with the FEW

June 28-July 1, 2005 Kansas City, Missouri

Join us for the 21st Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo!

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