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Join us in Washington DC at the 2014 Methanol Policy Forum


In 2012, the Methanol Institute, the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and the U.S. Energy Security Council hosted the Methanol Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. bringing together industry leaders, energy policy experts, executive branch officials, Members of Congress, academics and the media to share information about methanol's potential as a liquid transportation fuel. Against the backdrop of the shale gas revolution and a resurgence of domestic methanol production, we are holding the second Washington Methanol Policy Forum on March 18th, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.

Preliminary Agenda

8:30-9:00 - Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM – Welcoming Remarks
Gal Luft, IAGS and Greg Dolan, MI

09:30-10:45 – Domestic Methanol Industry Resurgence: CEO Report

Moderator: Steven Hansen, Raymond James

  • John Floren, CEO, Methanex
  • Nassef Sawiris, CEO, OCI
  • Tim Vail, CEO, G2X Energy
  • Ronald Oligney, ZEEP
  • Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels

10:45-11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 – Global Methanol Fuel Blending Initiatives

Moderator: Ben Iosefa, Methanex

  • Kai Zhao, China Association of Alcohol and Clean Ether Fuels and Automobiles and Peking University
  • Anat Bonshtien, Israel Prime Minister’s Fuel Choices Initiative
  • Grant Lukey, Methanol Business Manager, Coogee Energy Australia
  • Edward Goossens, GUTTS, Junior World Rally Championship

12:30-2:00 – Lunch – Energy Security through Fuel Choice
A conversation with the U.S. Energy Security Council
Moderator: Anne Korin, IAGS
  • Hon. Robert C. McFarlane, former National Security Advisor
  • Hon. J. Bennett Johnston, former Senator from Louisiana and Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee
  • John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil North America
  • Donna Redel, former Managing Director, World Economic Forum and Former Chair, Commodity Exchange
  • Martin Toomajian, President, Energy, Health, and Environment, Battelle
  • Michael Brower, CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy
  • Special Guest:  Professor Surya Prakash, Director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute
  • Special Guest:  Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium
2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:45 – Unlocking Our Vehicles to Methanol
Moderator: Greg Dolan, Methanol Institute
  • Matt Brusstar, Deputy Director, U.S. EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
  • Patrick Davis, Director, Vehicles Technologies Office, U.S. DOE
  • Jim Bruce, Vice President, United Parcel Service
  • Mike Jackson, Fuel Freedom Foundation
  • Robert Rapier, Advanced Green Innovations
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 – The Prospects for Methanol Fuels in the U.S.
Moderator: Bill Tucker, Editor, RealClearEnergy.com
  • Joe Cannon, Fuel Freedom Foundation
  • Greg Dolan, Methanol Institute
  • Anne Korin, IAGS

5:00-7:00 Reception

Join us on March 18, 2014

Questions?  Contact info@iags.org or MI@methanol.org

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