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Pre-Workshop Seminar:
Ethanol 101 - Points to Consider When Building an Ethanol Plant

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Expanded program this year! Ethanol 101 will be held from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and packed full of great presentations. This seminar is for those interested in learning the basics of ethanol production, the ins and outs of ethanol plant operations and important factors for building an ethanol plant.

Final Seminar Agenda:
(Presentations will be distributed by BBI International to seminar attendees)

Tuesday, June 22

Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Mark Yancey, Directory, Consulting Services, BBI International
Workshop Emcee - Greg Kruger, Managing Director, Greater Ohio Ethanol


Industry Overview 
Larry Johnson, Business Development Manager, Delta-T Corporation

A basic overview of current ethanol production, plant capacities and locations, industry growth, market drivers, dry- vs. wet-milling and a number of other industry facts. This presentation also includes a scope of what to plan for when developing a project timeline such as initiating a project, organizing the project, feasibility studies, project development steps, and funding options.

10:35AM Feedstock Supply
Brian Smith, Director, Scoular Risk Management Service

A review of feedstocks that can be used to produce ethanol now and in the future; how much feedstock is required; options for procuring feedstocks; managing supply and price risk; and cooperatives and delivery contracts.

10:55AM Ethanol Markets and Opportunities
Andy Sallee, Marketing Director, Eco-Energy, Inc.

The ethanol market - defined geographically, by market type (conventional gasoline, RFG, CO), and projected areas for growth and future market drivers, such as the RFS. Also what to look for in an ethanol marketer as well as product transportation issues and costs.

11:15AM Distillers Grains: Current Markets and Developments
Steve Markham, Senior Merchandiser, Commodity Specialists Corporation

What is distillers grains, and wet vs. dry? What are the differences between gluten feed, DDGS, and gluten meal? This session answers these questions plus provides an overview of distillers grain production nationally as well as domestic and export markets.

11:35AM CO2 Markets and Opportunities
Bruce Woerner, Vice President of Marketing, Air Gas

How is CO2 produced in an ethanol plant and how is it used? This session addresses these and other informative topics about CO2 as a value added product.

11:55AM Natural Gas and Alternative Energy Supplies
Dan Schroeder, Vice President, U.S. Energy Services

Energy requirements for dry mill ethanol plants (thermal and electrical) and the impacts of siting a plant on natural gas and electrical supply options. Also an overview of natural gas markets, supply, and price outlook, plus alternatives to natural gas, and co-generation.

12:15PM Networking Lunch
1:15PM Siting Your Ethanol Plant: Important Selection Criteria
Mark Yancey, Director, Consulting Services, BBI International
Powerpoint Presentation

Considerations for siting your plant should include feedstock supply, natural gas and electricity supply, water and wastewater considerations, transportation infrastructure, markets, proximity to communities and community support.

1:35PM Legal and Political Strategies for Secure Project Support
David Crass, Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

How to avoid having your project delayed by local opposition and lessons learned.

1:55PM Current Emission & Environmental Regulations
Dennis Hatfield, Environmental Consultant, RMT, Inc.

An overview of typical plant emissions (type and source), state and federal regulations, and control technologies, plus what to expect for a permitting timeline.

2:15PM Refreshment Break
2:35PM Financing Your Ethanol Plant
Mike Smith, General Manager, Central Illinois Energy Cooperative

Various sources for plant financing, typical project requirements for equity, debt and sub-debt options, plus guidelines for reaching financial close.

2:55PM Building Your Ethanol Plant
Jeff See, VeraSun Energy Corporation

The general contractor's responsibilities vs. owner's responsibilities, typical costs and timeline, and pitfalls and lessons learned.

3:15PM Managing Your Ethanol Plant
Bill Lee, General Manager, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

An important session on plant organization and responsibilities, how to maximize operating efficiencies, plant maintenance and administration.

3:35PM On the Horizon…
Inaki Mielgo, Projects Manager, Abengoa Bioenergy, St. Louis, MO

What to look for in the future of the ethanol industry: near term improvements in production technology.

3:55PM ‘Ask the Experts’ Q&A Session

All seminar speakers will participate in this special Q&A session. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about a specific presentation or address other topics of interest with these industry experts.

4:15PM Seminar Wrap-Up and Adjournment

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!

Click for details!

Updated Speaker Papers are now posted. FEW Attendees were emailed a link to the speaker paper download page. If you attended the 2004 FEW and did not receive this email, please contact BBI for the link.

The Ethanol 101 Final Attendance Roster is available for download (150KB PDF).

Speaker Profiles are now posted (344KB PDF)

An interactive searchable Trade Show Exhibitor Map is available. The Exhibitor list with booth assignments is also posted.

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