Genera Energy CEO Kelly Tiller is White House Rural Investment Panelist

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Tuesday’s 2015 White House Conference Explored Rural and Agricultural Economic Opportunities with Top U.S. Strategists and Agricultural Innovators

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Dr. Kelly Tiller, Genera Energy president and CEO, was a panelist at the 2015 White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference

It was an inspiration to meet with other like-minded innovators and investment advisors to share ideas and to brainstorm together forming new and better ways to encourage investment in these valuable U.S. assets.

Kelly Tiller, PhD, Genera Energy, Inc., CEO and president, was one of four featured panelists at the 2015 White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference July 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the White House Rural Council, this conference offered a forum for leaders in rural investment and financing to meet with pioneers in large-scale irrigation, biomass supply chain, agricultural data and lumber distribution businesses.

“I am honored to have been included as a member of ‘The Opportunity for Equity Investment in Ruraland Agricultural Businesses’ panel at the White House,” said Tiller. “It was an inspiration to meet with other like-minded innovators and investment advisors to share ideas and to brainstorm together forming new and better ways to encourage investment in these valuable U.S. assets.”

Tiller, Genera’s founder and chief funding developer, brings 20 years of agricultural research and leadership to Genera. Tiller and her team took the original bioenergy supply and logistics business model and built a top biomass supply company that is now a worldwide leader in feedstock development and supply chain innovation.

“The first conference, held last year, announced a $10 billion initial investment in the White House Rural Council, which was created in 2011,” explained Tiller. “It was a major success for potential rural and agricultural investment in America, and this year’s conference added to that success by bringing together businesses and investors committed to providing a better and more sustainable way to utilize our rural and agricultural resources,” she added, “while also encouraging investment in agricultural jobs, advanced technologies and small rural businesses.”

Other speakers on the panel included Hortau CEO Jocelyn Boudreau, FarmLink CEO Ron LeMay and Klausner Trading President Thomas Mende. The panel moderator was Jim Feinerman, associate dean, Georgetown Law Center. The panel focused on how each participant’s business raised funding and investment capital, each business’ opportunities for growth and potential barriers, and suggestions for ways the government could encourage continued growth in rural and agricultural businesses.

For more information about Genera Energy, please visit http://www.generaenergy.com.

About Genera Energy, Inc.
Genera Energy Inc. supplies biomass feedstocks for the advanced bio-based industries, offering industrial scale agriculture biomass supply solutions ranging from full service energy crop production to customizable supply chain solutions and managing biomass supply. Genera’s proprietary Supply ASSURE® feedstock management system and its BIN-SPEC® material handling and milling system offer Genera’s customers maximum feedstock reliability and quality while minimizing variability and cost. Based in Vonore, Tenn., Genera operates the country’s largest and most comprehensive industrial biomass management and processing facility. Focus on innovation and sustainability in delivering industrial biomass supply systems has earned Genera the World’s Biofuels Market’s prestigious 2013 Sustainable Feedstock Innovation Award. For more information, visit http://www.generaenergy.com.

About The White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference
The second White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference in Washington, DC focused on building equity capital in rural America. The conference connected senior leaders from financial institutions, fixed income funds, and other investors with rural business leaders, senior-level government officials, economic development experts, and program sponsors to discuss the unmet need for investments in rural America—matching investments with opportunities. This year’s conference built on the work of the first-ever conference, held last year at the White House and focused on debt investments.

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