About the NEC

We invite you to join us for the 19th Annual National Ethanol Conference: Falling Walls, Rising Tides.  Now more than ever our industry should be proud of its success in bringing down barriers that limit our production and use, which have resulted in  noticeable reductions in demand for fossil fuels and imports, expanded markets around the world for both fuel and food, and consumer choice for renewable, domestic fuel options.  We have answered the call with the introduction of E15, a proven fuel that is cost-effective for both consumers to use and retailers to install and provide.  We see continued growth in E85 due to positive economics, and opportunities for advanced ethanol have never been brighter as the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) rises steadily over the coming years.

Since 1996, the RFA’s National Ethanol Conference (NEC) has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry.  With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings are conducted and contacts made at this conference than any other ethanol conference.

In 2013, just under 1,100 industry leaders and professionals attended the NEC, representing 41 states and 21 countries. 56% had attended the NEC before. Delegates cited networking, business development, and to learn about government policies and ethanol technology as their primary reasons for attending the NEC.

Why Others Attend:

"The NEC is the one conference The Anderson’s ethanol management and sales team attends each year. It’s an incredible value, providing the latest industry news and the opportunity to meet face to face with industry colleagues and customers under one roof and conduct business."
Neill McKinstray, President, Ethanol Group, The Andersons, Inc.

"The NEC is an invaluable opportunity for ICM to connect with our industry colleagues and customers.  The relationship building and thought-provoking, timely presentations make this a must-attend event for my company."
Dave Vander Griend, President and CEO, ICM, Inc.

“I look forward to attending the NEC each year as it consistently provides a cost-effective way to develop and maintain industry relationships and customers.  The value of the networking opportunities, with all the industry players gathered in one location, makes the NEC an event we cannot afford to miss.”
Steve Schleicher, Vice President Industrial Services, Pinnacle Engineering

Who should attend:

  • Ethanol producers and marketers
  • Future producers
  • Finance/Banking/Traders
  • Risk Management
  • Gasoline marketers
  • Transportation Industry
  • Policymakers and government
  • Ethanol Industry Suppliers
  • Energy and Environment Officials
  • Agricultural Leaders
  • Academia