Check-In Times:
  • Monday 10/21 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday 10/22 from 7:30am to 8:30am

Day 1 – Tuesday 10/22

Start End Event Presenter
8:00am 8:30am Networking Coffee and Breakfast
8:30am 8:45am Conference Kickoff Katy Gondring, Midland Scientific
8:45am 10:00am Fermentation Panel Moderated by Donna Grafel, Trenton Agri-Products
Improper CIP Management and Persistent Bacterial Contaminations Dr. Dennis Bayrock, Phibro EPG
Microbial Ecology of Ethanol Biorefineries Jim Steele, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
How to Determine if Yeast Are Stressed Out? Matt Watts, Novozymes
10:00am 10:45am Exhibitor / Networking Break
10:45am 11:15am Analytical Tools for Modern Fuel Manufacturers Dr. Jay Gandhi, Metrohm
11:15am 11:45am Weighing the Right Way Liam Callahan, Mettler Toledo
11:45am 12:00pm Q&A Session / Morning Recap Moderated by Elizabeth Waguespack, Novozymes
12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm 3:00pm The Future of Ethanol Production: Corn Kernel Fiber Analytics Panel Moderated by Shon Van Hulzen, POET
Perspectives on Corn Kernel Fiber Commercialization Shon Van Hulzen, POET
ASTM E48 In Situ Standard Practices Kristi Plack, Bion
Known Value Reference Materials Emily Reade, Axion
Development of Reference Materials to Support Cellulosic Ethanol Production Jacolin Murray, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Scientific Resources to Help with the Evaluation of in situ Corn to Ethanol Conversion Yan Zhang, National Corn to Ethanol Research Center
D3/CI Review TaNeal Boer, Bion
Intellulose:  An Innovative Approach for Low Carbon Intensity Corn Kernel Fiber Ethanol Jim Kacmar, Edeniq, Inc.
The Challenge of Cellulose Justin Sluiter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
3:00pm 3:30pm Low Carbon Fuels Standard Program Overview Jacki Fee, Cargill Inc.
3:30pm 4:00pm Exhibitor / Networking Break
4:00pm 4:30pm 2019 Update on DDGS Proximate and Mycotoxin Proficiency Testing Program Kurt Rosentrater, Ph.D., Iowa State University; Distillers Grains Technology Council
4:30pm 5:00pm DDGS: Wet and Dry Sieve Analysis Don Cannon, Ph.D., Fluid Quip Technologies
5:00pm 5:15pm Day 1 Concludes Katy Gondring, Midland Scientific
6:00pm 9:00pm “Pumpkins and Pizza” at Ozzy’s Roadhouse Halloween Costume Party sponsored by Bion

Day 2 – Wednesday 10/23

8:00am 8:30am Networking Coffee and Breakfast
8:30am 8:45am Welcome to Day 2 Katy Gondring, Midland Scientific
8:45am 10:00am Fuel Ethanol Specifications Panel Moderated by Kristy Moore, KMoore Consulting
ASTM Industry Update Kari Cook, POET
E85 Fuel Quality Program Catherine Woodliff, The Andersons Albion Ethanol, LLC
International Specifications: Update and Efforts Kristy Moore, KMoore Consulting
10:00am 10:30am Exhibitor / Networking Break
10:30am 11:00am Traditional Aspects of American Whiskey Making – Defining “Craft” in the Context of Process Kevin Smith, Jack Daniel Distillery – Brown-Forman
11:00am 11:30am HPLC Troubleshooting for Fermentation Analysis Adam Klein, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
11:30am 12:00pm Instrumentation Q&A Tessa Bauer, Bion
12:00pm 12:15pm Day 2 Concludes Katy Gondring, Midland Scientific
12:15pm 1:15pm Lunch (available to stay or to-go)