IRFA Commends Governors’ Biofuels Coalition for Strong RFS Support

Press Contact: Monte Shaw

March 13, 2013


Gov. Branstad and GBC Set the Record Straight on RFS

JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) for standing behind the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and sending letters stating their strong support to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw stated: “We commend Governor Branstad and the entire Governors’ Biofuels Coalition for taking a firm stance in support of the RFS. These governors have seen first-hand the success of the program and they are a powerful voice to set the record straight on renewable fuels and the RFS, the nation’s most successful energy policy.”

For a copy of the letters, click here.

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 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.