2023 Agenda

October 9, Monday

1:00pm FELC Golf Outing at Tara Hills – click here to learn more!

5:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibitor Move In

October 10, Tuesday

8:00am Networking coffee

8:30am Conference Kick Off: Katy Gondring, Midland Scientific

8:40am Update from Renew Nebraska: Dawn Caldwell, Renewable Fuels Nebraska

9:00am Feed and Protein Markets

  • DDGS Update: Berit Foss, POET; Kristy Moore, Growth Energy
  • DDGS Proficiency Test Program: Chris McCullough & John Gallagher, ASTM International

10:00am Exhibitor / Networking Break

10:45am Attracting Talent to the Laboratory: Jamie McKibben, SIRE

11:15am Leadership: Esther Homandberg, BION

11:45am Open Discussion on Industry Quality Issues: Kristy Moore, Growth Energy; Bart Plocher, POET; Jacki Fee, Cargill

12:00pm Lunch

1:15pm Distiller’s Corn Oil for Renewable Diesel: Shawn Broughton, Marathon

2:00pm Unlocking D3 RINS: Analysis of Corn Kernel Fiber Ballot at ASTM

  • EPA Update: Brian Orsten, Christianson and Associates
  • ASTM Update: Bart Plocher, POET; David Magnan, Megazyme

3:00pm Exhibitor / Networking break

3:45pm – 4:15pm First Breakout session

  • Tract 1- HPLC: Keaton Albers, IFF
  • Tract 2- Instrument troubleshooting: Brittany Erickson, Foundation Analytical
  • Tract 3- IC: Larry Tucker, Metrohm

4:15pm – 4:30pm Wrap up questions and change sessions

4:30pm – 5:00pm Second Breakout Session

  • Tract 1- KF Analysis, Keri-Ann Blake, Metrohm
  • Tract 2- Instrument Troubleshooting: Brittany Erickson, Foundation Analytical
  • Tract 3- GC: Tessa Schmitz, BION

5:00pm FELC Happy Hour in the Exhibitor Hall

October 11, Wednesday

8:00am Networking Coffee

8:30am Day 2 Intro: Katy Gondring, Midland Scientific

8:40am Making the Most of Your Suppliers:  Katy Gondring & Diane Lechner, Midland Scientific, Inc.

9:00am What’s new in Fermentation Analysis?

  • Yeast Prop Optimization:  Rachel Murdy, Lallemand Biofuels
  • Hot Topics in Troubleshooting Fermenters:  Anne Chronic & Stephanie Gleason, Phibro Ethanol

10:00am Exhibitor / Networking break

10:45am Is Your Data Worthy and Secure?

  • Calibration Standards: Tessa Schmitz & Emily Reade, BION
  • Data Integrity/LIMS:  Diane Young, Foundation Analytical 

11:45am Best Practices for Transportation of Finished Products: Kristy Moore, Growth Energy

12:00pm Closing & Lunch

*agenda is subject to change*