2023 Agenda

October 10, Tuesday

8:00am Networking Coffee & Breakfast

8:30am Conference Kick off Katy Gondring – Midland Scientific, Inc.

8:40am Update from Renewable Fuels Nebraska– Dawn Caldwell

9:00am  Introduction of all Speakers

9:05am Feed and Protein Markets

  • DDGS update: Stephanie Gleason, Phibro, 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, Bart Plocher, POET, Jacki Fee, Cargill

12:00pm Lunch Break

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 Mangan, Neogen

3:00pm Exhibitor/Networking Break

3:45pm-4:15 pm First Breakout Session

Tract 1- HPLC–  Keaton Albers, IFF

Tract 2- Instrument Troubleshooting– Brittany Erickson, Foundation Analytical Lab

Tract 3- IC- Larry Tucker, Metrohm

4:15pm-4:30pm Wrap up questions and change sessions.

4:30pm-5pm Second Breakout Session

Tract 1- KF Analysis– Kerri-Ann Blake, Metrohm

Tract 2- Instrument Troubleshooting- Brittany Ericksom

Tract 3- GC- Tessa Schmitz, BION

5:30pm- FELC Happy Hour

October 11, Wednesday

8:00am Networking Coffee & Breakfast

8:30am Day 2 Intro

8:40am A History of Ethanol and Midland Scientific– Katy Gondring & Diane Lechner, Midland Scientific

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

                Yeast Prop Optimization– Rachel Murdy, Lallemand

                Hot Topics in Troubleshooting Fermenters– Anne Chronic and Stephanie Gleason, Phibro

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 Lab

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

12:00pm Closing and Lunch