Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to Speak at 7th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show

Press Contact: Monte Shaw


Gov. Branstad to Highlight Renewable Fuels Powering Iowa’s Economy

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will address the 7th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show on January 30, 2013 at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

“Governor Branstad’s continued leadership has helped Iowa remain the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production,” said IRFA President Rick Schwarck. “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 maintaining Iowa’s renewable fuels leadership.”

The Summit is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To register, please go to:

For the Summit agenda, go to:

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.