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ACE panel to focus on international opportunities during upcoming conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 10, 2014) – Examples of expanding international ethanol markets will be taking center stage during part of ACE’s upcoming  27th annual Ethanol Conference, August 4-6, 2014.

ACE Director of Strategic Projects Shannon Gustafson says one panel discussion in particular will focus on the international sales and marketing opportunities that are available to domestic ethanol producers who are looking to tap into foreign markets. The panel will include Gene Griffith of Patriot Renewable Fuels, Chad Martin of Eco-Energy and Clayton Haupt of CHS Inc.  

“This panel will provide valuable perspectives from both the producer and marketing sides of the aisle.  New developing markets for ethanol aren’t just here in the U.S. anymore. Consumer demand for ethanol is growing across the globe, and this panel will highlight the potential for domestic ethanol producers to develop new revenue streams and new markets for the ethanol industry,” said Gustafson.  

The ACE Conference will also feature an Innovators panel of four domestic ethanol producers who are adding new processes and technologies to their existing ethanol plants to differentiate themselves from the pack, a Retailer Roundtable involving gas station owners who are making money and attracting new customers by selling higher blends of ethanol fuel, and other topics like the future of ethanol blended fuels, a look at the proposed regulations in the Food Safety Modernization Act, and an examination of rail regulations and possible long-term improvements of the domestic rail system. 

The ACE Ethanol Conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN August 4-6


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