Fuel Retailer’s Lunch and Learn: BioFuels Opportunities and Options

A Luncheon for Fuel Retailers June, 17 2015
Hosted by Indiana Corn Growers and Indiana Soybean Alliance

ALERT: Infrastructure Grants Available – limited Time – Attend the luncheon to learn how to apply!

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with industry peers and biofuel experts that will share detailed information on biodiesel and ethanol blends from B2 to B100 and E15 – E85 respectfully.

Attendees will be guided through the considerations, options and next steps to determine if adding biofuel blends to your fuel portfolio makes sense for your company and the market you serve.

Topics include:

  • Understanding dispensing equipment requirements
  • Finding the lowest cost supplier
  • Capturing available incentives

8425 Keystone Crossing, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN. 46240



11:00 Registration

11:30 Lunch

12:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ken Parrent, Indiana Corn and Indiana Soybean Organizations
Kellie Walsh, Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition

12:30 John Meyer, L D Commodities
Biodiesel Blends B2 – B20: What fuel retailers need to know before dispensing.

1:15 Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association
Market & Profit Opportunities for Ethanol: What a fuel retailer needs to know to market a higher ethanol blend, from E-15 to E-85
Finding the lowest cost supplier
Understanding dispensing equipment requirements
Capturing available incentives

2:00 Funding Opportunities and Wrap Up


John Meyer, Senior Trader at Louis Dreyfus Commodities

John grew up in central Iowa and attended Grand View College and Drake University in Des Moines, IA

John has over 35 years in the grain business. He has managed grain elevators in IA, DE, and IL working for some of the major grain companies in the world. He is presently employed as a Senior Trader at the Louis Dreyfus soybean crushing plant and biodiesel plant in Claypool, IN. His principle focus has been on biodiesel and glycerin sales for the last 7 years. The Louis Dreyfus, Claypool plant is the largest fully integrated biodiesel plant in the U.S.

Recent Louis Dreyfus awards: Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition 2014 Stakeholder Award, Outstanding Leadership in Biodiesel Production and Quality Control Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce Dimensions of Excellence, presented annually to an Outstanding Industrial firm for its community contributions, January 2015.

John is married and has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.

John’s interests include his cars, his grandchildren, and spending as much time as possible in Florida in the winter.

Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations, RFA

As Vice President of Industry Relations, Robert White leads RFA’s various consumer education and marketing efforts. In addition to strengthening RFA’s visibility and managing its active market development team, Robert works with petroleum marketers and retailers, state and federal agencies, commercial fleets, and individual consumers to increase awareness about the benefits of ethanol and encourage greater development and use of renewable fuels.

Widely recognized as an expert on ethanol-related issues and the variations between ethanol-blended fuels, Robert frequently provides guidance and technical information to ethanol industry leaders. Currently, he acts as a key advocate for the Blend Your Own (BYO) Ethanol campaign, a joint effort by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and RFA to establish 5,000 blender pumps.