Summit to Offer Post-Election Forecast for Iowa’s Renewable Fuels Industry

Contact:  Monte Shaw

Speakers to Address Role of Biofuels in Energy and Trade Policy

JOHNSTON, IOWA – The 2016 election may leave people throughout the Midwest wondering what kind of impact a new administration and Congress will have on the renewable fuels industry. The 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, taking place on January 31st, will seek to address the future of biofuels and their role in energy and trade policy. Online registration for the Summit opens today.

“Given the record corn harvest and an uncertain political climate, farmers and renewable fuels producers are understandably focused on not only preserving but also growing biofuels markets at home and abroad,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Assessing the current terrain and charting an effective course for the future will be key topics of this year’s Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public. The 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will take place at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center on January 31, 2017.

To register to attend, learn more about the Summit, and review sponsorship and trade show opportunities, please visit:

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 more than 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.