Survey: Iowa’s Second Congressional District Candidates Back Biofuels

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IRFA: “It’s great to see Iowa’s second congressional district candidates show their firm, committed support for renewable fuels.”

JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today released the results of its 2014 Iowa Second Congressional District Candidate Renewable Fuels Survey, demonstrating staunch support for renewable fuels among the leading candidates. The full results and responses from candidates Rep. Dave Loebsack (D), State Rep. Mark Lofgren (R), and Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) can be found here:http://iowarfa.org/20142ndDist.CandidateSurveys.php .

“It’s great to see Iowa’s second congressional district candidates show their firm, committed support for renewable fuels,” stated IRFA Policy Director Grant Menke. “More than ten thousand Iowans are rooted in Iowa’s renewable fuels community that plays an important role in boosting the state’s economy, improving air quality and supporting Iowa jobs. Needless to say, Iowans deserve to know where all the candidates stand on important renewable fuels issues.”

The IRFA will continue to release Iowa candidate survey results for all federal races. To view all of the survey results, please visit the 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuels Candidate Survey Results homepage at: http://iowarfa.org/2014CandidateSurveys.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.