Fuel Experts to Talk E15 at the 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show

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E15 Retailer, NREL Senior Scientist to Discuss Benefits of Low-Cost, Homegrown E15

 JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced the speakers that will address the benefits of using and offering E15 at the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show taking place at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, on January 28, 2014.

The “E15 – Your Best, Lowest-Cost Fuel Choice” panel will feature two fuel and retailing experts. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Scientist Matthew Ratcliff, will discuss NREL’s extensive review of E15’s safety and compatibility with 2001 and newer vehicles. Joining Ratcliff will be South Dakota E15 retailer Bruce Vollan, owner of Vollan Oil. He’ll share his experiences with E15, and how the fuel is helping to tear down Big Oil’s so-called blend wall.

“The Summit E15 panel will demonstrate just how easy it is to tear down Big Oil’s imaginary blend wall, and refute their absurd claims against E15,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “The E15 panel will be an excellent compliment to previously announced speakers including Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association, the Chrysler Group, Ricardo, and Love’s Travel Stops.”

Attend the 2014 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show and enter to win a new John Deere Flex-Fuel lawn mower capable of running on E85. You must be a registered attendee, submit a “Don’t Mess With the RFS” comment to the EPA at the Summit and be present to win.

The Summit is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 21. To register and learn more, please visit: https://iowarfa.org/2014Summit.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.