RFF, MathPro hosting webinar series on ethanol’s octane benefits

By Renewable Fuels Association | May 18, 2016

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with fuel refining experts at MathPro Inc. to sponsor a five-part webinar series on ethanol’s unique octane properties and its potential role as the octane source of choice in future fuels.

The webinar series, which begins next month, comes as automakers continue to push for higher octane fuels to enable greater engine efficiency and facilitate compliance with future fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards.

Webinar #1: “All About Octane” – June 9 (11am-12pm CDT)

Webinar #2: “Gasoline Refining and Blending 101” – July 7 (11am-12pm CDT)

Webinar #3: “Gasoline Blending 102 (with Ethanol)” – July 28 (11am-12pm CDT)

Webinar #4: “Future CAFE Standards” – Aug. 18 (11am-12pm CDT)

Webinar #5:“Economics of High Octane Fuels” – Sept. 8 (11am-12pm CDT)

“Guided by the experts at MathPro, these webinars will provide stakeholders with a better understanding of ethanol’s important role in the fuel supply today, as well as the immense opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for ethanol-based high octane fuels,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “As automakers continue to pursue higher octane fuels, ethanol is well positioned to serve as the lowest-cost, lowest-carbon and cleanest octane source on the market. But there are a number of obstacles that must be overcome in order to solidify an expanded role for ethanol in our future fuels.”

Additional details on the webinars are available here. The webinars are offered to RFA members at no charge. The fee for non-members is $250 per session or $1,000 for all five webinars. To reserve your spot, please contact Missy Ruff atmruff@ethanolrfa.org or 202-446-1944.