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Join Growth Energy, the leading voice of the biofuels industry, as they showcase their growing market share on the domestic and global fronts. Growth Energy is the only organization with experience installing and marketing E15 at more than 2,000 retail locations. Growth Energy's Market Development Team will share expert knowledge on adding E15 to your fuel lineup and success from years of working with the nation's top retailers on expanding the E15 marketplace. Mike Lorenz, Senior VP of Market Development, will give an overview of the current E15 marketplace, while discussing the international market and how ethanol blends fuel a new global landscape. Chris Bliley, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, will discuss equipment compatibility and misfuelling mitigation requirements for E15. Jeff Carpenter, The HBIIP Program Manager for the USDA, will discuss the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and specifics of the Higher Blends infrastructure incentive program (HBIIP), which has $100 million available, $75 million will be available for transportation fueling applications and $25 million for fuel distribution facilities.

Through this webinar, attendees will:
• Learn the requirements of the HBIIP
• Understand equipment compatibility requirements for E15
• Learn the current E15 landscape

Tune in on Wednesday, August 17, for a free webinar sponsored by CSP and Growth Energy to learn more about USDA's fuel infrastructure grant program and the exciting opportunities in the E15 marketplace.

Tune in August 17 at 2:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM CST.

When: Wed, Aug 17, 2022 · 1:00 PM · Central Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Program Manager for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)
Jeff Carpenter has been the Program Manager for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) since May 2021, and has been part of the team since the program started in 2020. Jeff graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Psychology, and with an MBA. He started with USDA Rural Development in Nebraska in 2008, working in the Single Family Housing Programs until he became an Energy Coordinator in 2015. Since 2015, his work has focused on the various Energy Programs offered through USDA Rural Development, including those centered around advanced biofuels.
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Vice President of Market Development, Growth Energy
Mike Lorenz brings extensive knowledge of petroleum refining, international oil trading and supply, and wholesale and retail gasoline/diesel marketing to Growth Energy. Most recently, he served over 20 years as Executive Vice President, Petroleum Supply, for Sheetz, Inc.. He oversaw the fuel supply for 600 stores in six states and initiated the company’s first renewable and alternative fuels program. Earlier, Lorenz held positions at ExxonMobil and Mobil Oil Corporation, including two stints abroad in the Netherlands and England.
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Growth Energy
Chris Bliley serves as Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Growth Energy in 2011, Bliley was a director at the Nussle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. He served as the Associate Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency running the agency’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations from 2007 until 2009 under President George W. Bush. He was also Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congressman Jim Nussle. Prior to joining Nussle’s staff, Bliley was Director of Government Relations for the Smokeless Tobacco Council, a Washington-based trade association.
Webinar hosting presenter
VP of Content Strategy, Winsight
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