NREL analyst to discuss E15 infrastructure report at ACE event

By American Coalition for Ethanol | July 16, 2015

Kristi Moriarty, the principle author of a recent government report examining the compatibility of existing fuel station infrastructure for E15 will speak during the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Conference Aug. 20 in Omaha, Nebraska. Moriarty is a senior analyst with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

“One reason the ethanol industry petitioned EPA to approve the use of E15 is because existing standards indicated the blend was compatible with most existing equipment,” said ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty. “Unfortunately, gas station owners have been misled by ethanol detractors into believing that adding E15 would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment. We’re looking forward to hearing from Kristi Moriarty, the lead author of the NREL report which destroys the E15 compatibility and cost myths,” said Lamberty. 

The theme of the August 19-21 ACE Conference is “Quiet Ingenuity, Bold Advance.” The event will also feature a talk on technology and advanced biofuel innovations involving Ray Defenbaugh, president and CEO of Big River Resources LLC, Delayne Johnson, CEO of Quad County Corn Processors, and Jeff Oestmann, president and CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC, a retailer panel discussion on E15 and flex fuel sales, a progress report on ethanol and DDGs exports, ethanol plant board member training, and much more.