Session Details

Plenary - Agriculture & Energy

Tuesday, March 10

04:40 pm - 05:25 pm

Along with fertilizer, crop protection chemicals, transportation, and packaging, biofuels are a major area of intersection between agriculture and energy. Over the past 15 years, biofuels production has increased globally and has become a major part of the energy profile of developed and developing countries. While energy security and farm income support were early pillars of biofuels policy, biofuels as a solution to developing renewable, sustainable, low-carbon sources of energy is a major theme in both commercial and policy organizations considering future biofuels development. What are the geographic differences in areas such as feedstocks and policy? How will technology play a role? What are the critical policy changes that could happen? What role will energy prices play?

Session Speakers
  • Tom Scott

    IHS Markit

    Global Director of Agribusiness Consulting

  • Craig Willis

    Growth Energy

    Senior Vice President of Global Markets

  • Stephan Meeder

    CropEnergies AG

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Neil Koehler

    Pacific Ethanol Inc.

    President & CEO

  • Bruce Rastetter

    Summit Agricultural Group

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer