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Biofuel Fundamentals

Ethanol and biodiesel are the most common biofuels and have been used as motor fuels since the advent of the internal combustion engine. Each fuel has followed its own path as fuel extender, mandated blending component, and stand-alone fuel. Tax credits which once so generously supported the industry have disappeared, creating both struggles and opportunity as the market matures. This course follows the interplay of agriculture, oil, and alternatives from production to the pump and beyond.

Full Course Description

Topics covered include:

  • Feedstock sources and production trends.
  • Fuels production, technologies and efficiencies.
  • Integration with traditional petroleum infrastructure.
  • Government programs, mandates, and influence.
  • Transportation and logistics.
  • Marketing and price risk management.
  • Global influences.

Strongly consider attending if you fit one of the following categories:

  • Ethanol producer
  • Ethanol marketer
  • Corn grower/cooperative
  • Biodiesel producer
  • Biodiesel marketer
  • Soybean producer/cooperative
  • Yellow fat broker
  • Renderer
  • Commodity broker
  • Oil company marketing Petroleum marketer
  • Pipeline operator
  • Terminal operator
  • New hires!!
  • Financial management
  • Commercial gasoline fleet
  • Industrial gasoline consumer
  • Ag-, petro- investment banking
  • Industry trade group
  • EIA/DOE
  • Clean Cites
  • Students and academics
  • Media
Industry Segment
Course Level
Introductory to Intermediate
CPE Credits
11