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First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.)
Hero of the Epic Film, Black Hawk Down, and the Battle of Mogadishu 

First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.) is a testament to the true nature of war and heroism. He is immortalized in the epic film Black Hawk Down and the 2004 book The Battle of Mogadishu, which tell the heroic story of a group of elite United States soldiers sent to Somalia in 1993 as part of a United Nations peacekeeping operation.

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NORA Market Intelligence

NORA is assembling the best industry experts to address the following areas that ultimately impact the liquid recycling market. This set of presentations will give attendees a broad view of the marketplace as it exists today and where is headed in the near future.

Lube Market 2017 & Beyond: Volumes & Trends
The volume of used oil available for collection is directly connected to the original volume of lubricant sales into the marketplace. Many changes are occurring in the global virgin lubricant market and these changes are affecting the volume and nature of the used oil available for collection.

Generator/Quick Lube Market: Today & Tomorrow Quick lubes generate many of the gallons collected by NORA members. That industry has matured and interval changes have increased significantly. This session will highlight the changes that have occurred in this market segment and what it will look like in 2018.

End Market: Recycled Fuel Oil
Over the past few years, the market share of recycled fuel oil consumed at hot mix asphalt plants has diminished. Because of 2017 market conditions, the demand for RFO has increased. This session will provide the latest RFO volumes and key drivers to consider for 2018 budgeting.

End Market: Re-refined Base Lubricants/Vacuum Gas Oil/Marine Diesel Oil
Advanced processing of used oil through distillation, hydrotreating and other technologies have grown dramatically in the last eight years. Many NORA members operate advanced processing facilities and many more provide them with feedstock. Regardless of your position in the marketplace, understanding the demand and markets for re-refined base lubricants, VGO and MDO are critical to future business planning.

2018 Market Prediction
NORA prognosticator Roy Schumacher will lead a question and answer session with the assembled industry experts. It will conclude with Roy’s Executive Summary of the market factors that will drive the 2018 liquid recycling industry including his popular prediction for crude oil in 2018. 


When Crisis Strikes

With the recent hurricanes striking various cities, the importance of preparing for the unexpected has been emphasized. Whether it is a natural disaster, loss of a key employee or an accident, all NORA members should have plans in case the unexpected happens. A panel of NORA members that have recently been faced with unforeseen situations will explain how they managed it and what they learned to help improve their systems and plans for the future.


Advanced Processing: New Technology Show Case

As more and more used oil gallons are destined to advanced processing facilities, new technologies for existing and future plants are important to ensure efficiencies, profitability and safety. Hear about the latest technologies that have recently been introduced and those that are under development.


Combating Mercaptans 

All NORA members that utilize distillation technology 
have had to address the issue of mercaptans. Eliminating/minimizing this pungent-smell is important to advanced processors. This session will explore the various technologies and solutions and their benefits so NORA members know what options are available.


Off-Spec Used Oil: EPA “Self-Guided Exemption”?

NORA was recently successful in protecting markets for off-spec used oil. Part of the new program will require NORA members to perform a “self-guided exemption”. This session will explain what the exemption is, if you need to perform it and answer questions you may have related to today’s regulations surrounding off-spec used oil fuel. 


Government Affairs: Executive Summary

2017 has been a very active government affairs year. The current and future health of the liquid recycling industry is largely dependent on the overall regulatory environment. This session will provide a high-level view of major NORA government affairs efforts in 2017 and how they will affect your business. Additionally, the current status of the Trump Administration’s nominations to EPA will be reviewed and how that impacts NORA members.

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