Ethanol Webinar Series Library

Michael Best has partnered with the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) to bring industry professionals a monthly webinar series on pressing legal matters in the ethanol industry. All Michael Best webinars are listed on our website and on the National Law Review homepage.


Past Webinars

"Ethanol Production, By-Products and the Role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration"
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Presented by: Seth Mailhot

Given the economic pressures on ethanol production, the monetization of by-products (including distiller's grain), is a critical component for profitability. Effectively profiting from these by-products requires an understanding of the regulatory controls applicable to sales of feed by-products. This webinar covers the role that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Association of American Feed Control Officials play in the regulation of feed by-products, and upcoming changes under the Food Safety Modernization Act that may impact ethanol distillers.


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"NGFA Arbitration - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Alternatives"
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Presented by: Mary C. Turke


Parties that rely on the NGFA Rules in their contracts, for better or worse agree to arbitrate disputes under the NGFA Arbitration system. This seminar provides an overview of the procedure, timing and costs of dispute resolution under NGFA Arbitration Rules along with the pros and cons of NGFA Arbitration and its alternatives.


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"NGFA Grain Trade Rules: Does a Phone Call Suffice?"
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Presented by: Mary C. Turke

This webinar will be an overview of the written notice requirements under NGFA grain trade rules.

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"Air Dispersion Modeling"
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Presented by: Todd E. Palmer

State and federal regulators will often require ethanol plants to demonstrate that air emissions from their operations will not cause or exacerbate an exceedance of a national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The most common method for making this demonstration is the use of a dispersion air modeling analysis. As NAAQS continue to be lowered, it is becoming more challenging to make these demonstrations. This webinar will explain your dispersion modeling obligations, discuss some of the challenges with dispersion modeling and provide pragmatic solutions for getting your facility to pass a modeling analysis.

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