Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to Address 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show

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Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds to Urge Summit Attendees to Protect the RFS

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will address the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show on January 28, 2014 at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

“Governor Branstad’s staunch, unwavering support of the federal RFS and Iowa’s renewable fuels industry has helped Iowa remain the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production,” stated IRFA President Steve Bleyl. “Under Branstad, the state is at the forefront of proactive public policy for E15 and biodiesel. The renewable fuels community looks forward to hearing from the Governor on continuing Iowa’s renewable fuels leadership and urging the EPA to maintain a strong and growing RFS.”

The Summit is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To learn more and register to attend, please visit: http://iowarfa.org/2014Summit.php. A limited number of exhibit booths are available. To reserve a space in the trade show, please visit: http://iowarfa.org/Summit.Exhibitors.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.