Author, Energy Security Expert Anne Korin to Address 2013 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show

Press Contact: Monte Shaw


Event is Free, Registration Deadline January 23

JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that author and energy security expert Anne Korin will address the 7th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show taking place January 30, 2013 at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

Korin is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and has written several popular books such as “Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century”, “Turning Oil into Salt”, and her most recent work: “Petropoly: The Collapse of America’s Energy Security Paradigm.” At the 2013 Summit, Korin will address the urgent need to break Big Oil’s monopoly over the transportation fuel sector and offer a solution to reduce the strategic importance of oil by increasing consumer fuel choice. Korin will be hosting a book signing following her presentation.

“Ms. Korin is one of today’s foremost experts on energy security and the findings of her new book really challenge folks to rethink how we evaluate our dependency on foreign oil,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “The money spent to import oil has very real consequences.  As such, adding competition to the marketplace through consumer fuel choice is a top priority.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit provides a great opportunity to hear experts address state and national issues facing the future of renewable fuels, as well as a chance to network with biofuels professionals and business leaders throughout the Midwest. The Summit, held at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa, is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Additional speakers include: Gov. Terry Branstad, Growth Energy’s Tom Buis, Anne Korin of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, and Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production.  Iowa has 41 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.7 billion gallons annually, with one wet mill and two cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 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.