Northern Crops Institute

Ethanol Procurement for Importers

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Ethanol Procurement for Importers

Course Details:

Dates: April 9 - 12, 2024
Location: Northern Crops Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Registration Fee: $1,800.00
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2024

Course Overview:

This course will provide importers, and potential importers, with a better understanding of the entire U.S. corn-ethanol market, resulting in increased confidence and effectiveness of U.S. corn-ethanol purchases.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn from experts from both academic and industry professionals on Ethanol markets.
  • Meet with ethanol suppliers and hear of their experiences in dealing with the complexities of the international ethanol markets.
  • Share day-to-day experiences with colleagues from other countries and U.S. Ethanol merchants.
  • Experience the ethanol handling system through tours of a farm, an ethanol production plant, and a local convenience store that handles ethanol.
  • Participate in trading exercises at NDSU’s Northern Crops Institute.

Major Topics:

  1. Intro to Northern Crops Institute
  2. U.S. Corn and Ethanol Production
  3. Lifecycle analysis and international standard compliance
  4. Ethanol and net zero, pathways to GHG reductions
  5. Farm, ethanol plant, retail station visits
  6. Supply chain management and product handling
  7. Quality Standards and fuel specifications
  8. Value proposition of ethanol around the world

Why Should You Register?

Attendees will be able to finish the course having enhanced confidence in the U.S. corn and ethanol supply market. Attendees will achieve education on the best practices for market analysis, market strategy, and risk management. They will also receive education on best practices regarding contracts, financing, and service and export assistance.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for international ethanol buyers, government officials, and others responsible for the purchase, shipment, and handling of corn ethanol.

How Do I Register?

This course will be offered in-person only, and registrations are limited to 30 participants. Space can fill up quick, so we encourage you to enroll early!

Registration Fee: $1,800.00
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2024

Click on the “Enroll” button to pay by credit card. For alternate methods of payment, contact

Included in the registration fee are course materials, lunches and refreshments during the course and one evening dinner banquet. Airfare, hotel rooms and other meals are not included in the registration fee.

Hotel Information:

Information on hotels for the course will be provided to you upon registration. A valid credit card is required upon check-in at each hotel to cover your room expenses. Hotel rooms ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.


NCI will provide transportation during the course.

Cancellation Policies:

Requests to cancel a registration must be received on or before March 19, 2024 to receive a full refund. Requests to cancel a registration after that date will receive credit for a future NCI course that is good for 1 year. If NCI is forced to cancel this course, all registered participants will be immediately contacted, and each will receive a full refund within 10 business days. Substitutions may be made up to 7 days before the course begins. To read our full Event Refund & Cancellation Policy, click here.

30 seats available.
Price: $1,800.00

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