Events

 

WEBINAR: The Impact of High Performance Liquid Chromatography Parameters on Monitoring Bioethanol Fermentation Efficiency

March 10, 2021

Ethanol Producer Magazine's Webinar Series

Cost: FREE, 2:00 pm CST

Bioethanol production from renewable resources such as corn, milo, and sugar cane utilizes fermentation to convert starches and sugars to ethanol. Monitoring fermentations for starches, sugars, and organic acids during bioethanol production is required to ensure efficient conversion of these starting materials to ethanol. Typically, conversion efficiency is followed over time using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) by evaluating DP4+ (dextrins), DP3 (maltotriose), maltose, glucose, and ethanol with the goal of converting all sugars into ethanol. The relative health of yeast can also be followed by HPLC measurement of glycerol, lactic acid, and acetic acid. The majority of laboratories associated with the bioethanol plant follow these compounds utilizing HPLC with ion-exclusion/ion exchange columns, isocratic sulfuric acid mobile phase, and a Refractive Index Detector (RID); however, the brand of column, concentration of sulfuric acid in the mobile phase, mobile phase flow rate, column temperature, and RID detector temperature varies between ethanol manufacturing facilities. This presentation will discuss the literature on the analytical methods used to monitor the fermentation process and provide new data from experiments performed by Kemin Biofuels on the effects of HPLC parameters on the separation of these important indicators of ethanol fermentation efficiency.

 

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 16-17, 2021

Producers Are Free

Virtual Event, Online

Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.

 

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Now in its 36th year, the FEW provides the ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. As the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world, the FEW is renowned for its superb programming—powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine —that maintains a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production, new technology, and near-term research and development. The event draws more than 2,000 people from over 31 countries and from nearly every ethanol plant in the United States and Canada.

 

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

July 13-15, 2021

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit is a forum designed for biodiesel and renewable diesel producers to learn about cutting-edge process technologies, new techniques and equipment to optimize existing production, and efficiencies to save money while increasing throughput and fuel quality. Produced by Biodiesel Magazine, this world-class event features premium content from technology providers, equipment vendors, consultants, engineers and producers to advance discussion and foster an environment of collaboration and networking through engaging presentations, fruitful discussion and compelling exhibitions with one purpose, to further the biomass-based diesel sector beyond its current limitations.

 

National Biomass Summit & Expo

July 13-15, 2021

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this sister event to the renowned International Biomass Conference & Expo will bring U.S. producers of bioenergy and biobased fuels together with waste generators and biomass aggregators, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. Supported by the attendance of nearly 2,000 industry professionals at Bioenergy Week, the Summit is a can't-miss summer networking junction for all biomass professionals.

 

ACORE Policy Forum

March 10-11, 2021

Virtual Event, Online

With a new Administration focused as never before on climate, a changing Congress and the ongoing pandemic – it will be critical for renewable energy companies to understand the outlook for executive, regulatory and legislative action over the coming year. The ACORE Policy Forum will convene leaders from across government and the renewable energy industry for a deep dive on climate policy, grid advocacy, and their expectations for progress at the federal and state levels.

 

ACE Conference

August 18-20, 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The ACE Conference is a must-attend event for industry leadership. Relaying timely updates on public policy, market development, board of director training, and much more, this event combines the detail of high-level training courses with all the fun of a family reunion. Visit ethanol.org/events/conference to learn more.