Railway Association of Canada to hold Conference on Ethanol

    OTTAWA, April 24 /CNW/ - With increasing talk of ethanol and its role in
Canada, the Railway Association of Canada is hosting an ethanol conference in
Mississauga on April 25 and 26 to inform attendees about what ethanol can mean
for the Canadian economy and railway industry.
    "We are very excited to be hosting this conference, and, given the
prominence of the current discussion about ethanol, we feel this is a
fantastic time to do so," said Bruce Burrows, vice-president, public and
corporate affairs with the Railway Association of Canada.
    "Despite some skepticism about the viability and significance of ethanol,
it is becoming an important commodity and something that should be discussed
by the Canadian railway industry," he added. "This conference will provide
important background context about ethanol, answer questions regarding the
future possibilities of the ethanol industry in Canada, and most importantly,
illustrate how rail can capitalize and succeed with this emerging sector."
    The conference will feature a tour of a Suncor ethanol facility on
April 25, and will switch tracks on April 26 to include speaking sessions
about various ethanol-related topics at the Novotel Mississauga.
    Speakers will include Kory Teneycke, executive director of the Canadian
Renewable Fuels Association; Dan Sabin, president of the Iowa Northern
Railway, one of North America's largest transporters of ethanol, and Kevin
Flynn, member of the Ontario provincial parliament and parliamentary secretary
to the Ontario Minister of Energy.
    "In addition to the great lineup of 12 notable speakers, we are also very
pleased to have present representatives from the American ethanol industry,"
Burrows said. "Many of our U.S. counterparts already have extensive experience
with ethanol, and they will be able to provide a wealth of knowledge that we
can apply to the Canadian experience."
    Currently, over 60 attendees are slated to be present at the conference
in Mississauga. They range from municipal administrators, railway operators
and representatives, industry suppliers, ethanol industry representatives and
government officials.

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For further information: Media Contacts: Roger Cameron, Railway
Association of Canada, (613) 564-8097, rogerc@railcan.ca

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