NEC Agenda

Monday, February 27, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NEC Annual Golf Tournament*

Shingle Creek Golf Club

Sponsored by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Networking Tour - Wild Florida!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Women's Leadership Reception

Sponsored by Navigator CO2

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
RFA PAC Auction (RFA Members Only)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Fagen, Inc.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome Remarks
8:10 AM - 8:40 AM
State of the Industry
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
‘Setting’ Up for Success

An update from top government agency officials on the RFS ‘Set’ rule and other renewable fuel policy issues.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Spouse/Guest Tour
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Perspectives on the Global Energy Transition

A timely outlook on world energy markets in light of the war in Ukraine, volatile oil and gas markets, emerging climate policies, the ESG movement, and growth in EVs

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Refreshment Break

Sponsored by CoBank

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Ready for Innovation

Learn about exciting opportunities for biorefineries to expand into new markets and uses, including green chemical manufacturing.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
It’s Go Time! Implementing the Inflation Reduction Act

Congress passed the landmark Inflation Reduction Act in 2022. Now what? Hear from experts about how the bill’s energy tax incentives, infrastructure grants, and other provisions will be implemented in the years ahead.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by state corn grower organizations

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
New Congress, New Opportunities

D.C. insiders provide an outlook for the new Congress and discuss the potential for legislation focused on transportation fuels.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Confronting Supply Chain Challenges

Labor issues, infrastructure problems, and other difficulties continue to torment the rail, waterborne freight, and trucking industries. Learn more about what’s being done to address these challenges.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Advario North America

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peak Performance: Ethanol’s Appeal in Racing and Recreation

Ethanol isn’t just a fuel additive for passenger cars. Hear from racing and recreational vehicle experts who choose ethanol for its performance benefits, environmental attributes, and cost savings.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception

Sponsored by Leaf

Thursday, March 2, 2023
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
How Do Consumers Really Feel About Ethanol?

Back by popular demand, see what recent consumer focus groups had to say about renewable fuels, vehicle preferences, gas prices, climate change and lots of other issues.

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
India Goes All In on Ethanol

India’s policymakers, auto companies, and fuel providers have made a bold commitment to rapidly expanding the use of low-carbon ethanol. Will India’s leadership inspire other countries to embrace renewable fuels?

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
RFA Industry Award
9:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Putting the ‘U’ in CCUS

CCS is a huge opportunity but may not work for every ethanol producer. Speakers will examine pathways for ethanol producers to achieve net zero emissions, including carbon utilization options for biorefineries that cannot access carbon sequestration.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Even Better than Expected

Hear about the results of new studies that show ethanol’s environmental and economic benefits are even better than previously thought.

11:30 AM
Concluding Remarks