The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced it has opened registration for its 32nd annual conference, “What it Takes.”
The conference will take place August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha. The theme and programming reflect the ethanol industry’s fortitude for growing the business of clean fuel despite several headwinds the industry battles today.
“Rural America is under tremendous economic stress due to artificial limits on demand and we have more policy irons in the fire than ever before,” said ACE CEO Brian Jennings. “There’s no time like the present to come together, so we encourage ethanol producers and industry members to register for this year’s conference and join us in Omaha this summer as we have candid conversations about ‘what it takes’ to move this industry forward.”
For over three decades, the ACE conference has focused on the people of the ethanol industry and their priorities — a meeting where ethanol producers rub shoulders with retailers, policymakers, researchers and other industry members.
The event provides two days of general sessions, including updates from ACE leadership, as well as insight on topics like the ethanol retail marketplace, future demand opportunities, and trade developments from fuel retailers and industry experts.
The conference also offers nine breakout sessions with subjects covering the latest in technology updates, strategic planning advice, and ways to make ethanol plants more profitable.
“We’re looking forward to providing a conversational forum for our industry to share the latest activities underway to increase demand for ethanol here and around the world,” said Jennings. “The ethanol industry was built from the ground up by people who understood that the only way to get everything you want is to give everything you got.”
ACE is powered by people who have built an innovative industry that sustainably delivers clean fuel and valuable food for a growing world. These farmers, ranchers, Main Street businesses, scientists, investors and renewable fuel producers work together to inform consumers and elected officials that in addition to helping keep gas prices low, creating jobs, improving the economy, displacing foreign oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ethanol delivers a great deal of human good.