Like many of our ethanol-industry friends, we’re busy getting ready for the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop. This year’s event will be held June 1-4 in Minneapolis, Minn., and the Novozymes team is excited to connect with other folks in the industry and share our latest innovations.

Here are a few things we have in store for the week. We’ll update this post as we get closer to the show so be sure to check back – I can promise you lots of fun things are in the works!

Four of my colleagues will be presenting on a wide range of topics:

Yield Maximization: Propagation and Fermentation Optimization

Date: Tuesday, June 2
Time: 1:30-3:00PM

Track 1: Production and Operations
Exploring Best Practices for Yield Maximation

Speaker: Derek Payne, Sr. Research Associate

Hear Derek talk about his session

Watch Derek’s full presentation

Use of innovative enzyme technology for the generation of advanced biofuels from grain

Date: Tuesday, June 2
Time: 1:30-3:00PM

Track 4: Cellulosic and Advanced Ethanol
Grabbing that Next Rung:  Advanced Ethanol Production for Existing Starch Producers

Speaker: Aaron Hawkins, Scientist

Hear Aaron speak about his session

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Next Generation Training for Ethanol Plants

Date: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM

Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management
Sharpening your Staff Saw: Training and Tools to Get the Very Best Performance from your Team

Speaker: Rachel Burton, Training Specialist

Watch Rachel’s full presentation

Flexible Enzymatic Solutions for an Ever-Changing Market

Date: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 1:30-3:00PM

Track 1: Production and Operations
Big Data II: Putting Information to Work Optimizing Fermentation

Speaker: Nicholas Giffin, Senior Scientist

Hear Nick speak about his session

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Fuel your profitability at booth #1021

If you’re on site, I hope you’ll swing by booth #1021 and enjoy a cup of coffee on us and chat with our knowledgeable team about how our flexible solutions can help you increase plant profitability and achieve operational goals. We’ll be debuting the Novozymes Bioenergy University – an online training platform to help you boost your operators’ competencies. And, for a bit of fun, you can play Ethanol Challenge – our interactive new game that explores ethanol production. (Each day’s top scorer will win an iPad, and everybody who plays gets a prize!)

If you’re not making the trip this year, we’ll be your eyes and ears on the ground. Follow us on Twitter for all the latest news and check back here for daily recap blog posts.

Hope to see you soon!

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Courtney Beck

Courtney's career has spanned all areas of production agriculture, and she loves advocating for an industry with the potential to change the world. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys riding her horses, Josie and Vinci, and turning the music all the way up.