Governor Branstad to Discuss Iowa’s Leadership in Biofuels at 2015 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds to Address 9th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 27

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will discuss Iowa’s leadership in the production of biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, at the 9th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show on January 27, 2015 at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

“Governor Branstad has been a steadfast supporter of renewable fuels, and through his proactive leadership Iowa has become the number one renewable fuels producing state,” stated IRFA President Brian Cahill. “Iowa’s renewable fuels community is looking forward to hearing the Governor discuss continuing Iowa’s renewable fuels leadership and urging the EPA to maintain a strong and growing federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at this year’s Summit.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show is free and open to the public. To register to attend, review sponsorship opportunities, and learn more about the 2015 Summit, please visit: http://iowarfa.org/2015Summit.php.

Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 3.8 billion gallons annually, including 22 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity and one cellulosic ethanol facility 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.

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For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org