Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen to Give Industry Keynote Address at 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show

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Bob Dinneen to Discuss one of the Most Challenging Times Facing the U.S. Ethanol Industry

JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen will give the Industry keynote address at the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show taking place at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, on January 28, 2014.

Under Dinneen’s leadership for more than two decades, the RFA has been a driving force behind creating a dynamic and robust national ethanol industry.  Dinneen was instrumental in enacting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005 and, two years later, in expanding the RFS to 36 billion gallons by 2022.

“As the ethanol industry faces one of its most challenging times in history, we’re fortunate to have RFA and Bob Dinneen leading the charge to preserve and advance the federal Renewable Fuel Standard,” stated Rick Schwarck, IRFA President and President of Absolute Energy in St. Ansgar.  “Powerful forces stand in staunch opposition to the RFS and development of next generation ethanol.  Summit attendees are lucky to hear the latest RFS and ethanol insight from a top insider like Dinneen.”

The Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show is free and open to the public. To register and learn about sponsorship and trade show opportunities, please visit: http://iowarfa.org/2014Summit.php.

Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.8 billion gallons annually, with three cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.