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ACE Conference to Highlight Growing Retailer Interest in Ethanol Blends

July 6, 2016 •

The list of retailers offering ethanol blends continues to grow, and the upcoming ACE Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 8-10 plans to focus on the developing marketplace for ethanol.

ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty says the discussions come at a perfect time for curious retailers.

“A number of retail chains across the country have recently added ethanol blends to their fuel offerings, and at the conference, you are going to hear firsthand from some of the people behind the moves and we promised market analysis from some of the sharpest minds in the fuel industry,” said Lamberty.

Three sessions in particular will be of huge interest for retailers said Lamberty.

  • Market Outlook Keynote – Tom Kloza, OPIS

Tom Kloza of OPIS offers insightful analysis for ethanol, oil, and other energy markets laced with good-natured humor. You won’t want to miss this presentation.

  • Panel Discussion: Octane’s Value Proposition and Regulatory Path Forward

This panel, featuring Dave Hackett of Stillwater & Associates and Kristy Moore of KMoore Consulting, will cover how refiners calculate for the octane value of ethanol and what adjustments they make at the refinery to accommodate a higher octane fuel, as well as the federal regulatory pathways that must be navigated to eventually get a higher octane fuel approved.

  • Progress at the Pump: A Conversation with Leading Retailers on E15 and Flex Fuels

Fuel retailers around the country are making the switch to E15 and flex fuels; find out what went into the decision to add those ethanol blends and what hurdles have to be cleared before E15 and Flex Fuels are available nationwide. This session will feature Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels, Mike Lorenz of Sheetz, Inc. and others.

Visit www.ethanol.org/events/conference to view the full agenda and register.

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