Survey: Iowa’s U.S. House and Senate Candidates Show Robust Support for Renewable Fuels
May 25, 2016
Press Contact: T.J. Page
IRFA: “Despite the obvious benefits to Iowa, we never take support from our elected officials for granted.”
JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today released the results of its 2016 U.S. House and Senate Candidate Renewable Fuels Survey, showing robust support for renewable fuels throughout Iowa’s political spectrum. The full results and responses from Iowa’s candidates running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives can be found here: https://iowarfa.org/2016-candidate-surveys/. If any additional responses are received, they will be added to the website.
“Despite the obvious benefits to Iowa, we never take support from our elected officials for granted,” stated IRFA President and General Manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel Tom Brooks. “We appreciate these candidates sharing their positions with the public and committing to an aggressive American renewable fuels energy policy. Renewable fuels play a vital role in supporting Iowa jobs, improving air quality and boosting the state’s economy, so Iowans deserve to know where all candidates stand on these important issues.”
According to a recent IRFA study, Iowa’s renewable fuels industry accounts for more than $4.6 billion of Iowa GDP, generates $2.3 billion in income for Iowa households and supports more than 43,000 jobs throughout all sectors of the Iowa economy.
Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually, including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity. 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.
For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org