On August 15, 2019, Encore President & CEO Ken Graeber spoke at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Annual Conference in Omaha, NE. The two-day national conference was kicked off by NE Governor Pete Ricketts and featured speakers on various aspects of ethanol production and management. It was attended by various plant managers, CEOs, board of director members, ethanol partners, and other ethanol industry participants from across the country. Ken’s presentation was entitled “Preventing a Budget Blowout: Natural Gas Market Dynamics and Risk Management Strategies for Natural Gas Procurement”. Ken educated his audience regarding natural gas supply, demand, market dynamics and risk management strategies for ethanol plant operators. His well-attended presentation was full of highly engaged participants who asked great questions. Encore is a proud member of the American Coalition for Ethanol.