IRFA Welcomes Kum & Go as New Associate Member
December 21, 2016
Contact: Cassidy Riley
New IRFA member has proven track record of support for renewable fuels
JOHNSTON, IA – Today the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is excited to announce Kum & Go as its newest associate member.
Kum & Go has been a leader among retailers – offering renewable fuels at the pump for nearly 20 years. The Iowa-based organization offers biofuel options such as E15, E85 and biodiesel at stores across 11 states, and more locations are added each year.
“We’ve seen clear and consistent consumer demand for fuels that are better for our economy, environment, and national security,” said Jim Pirolli, Kum & Go Vice President, Fuels. “Joining IRFA only further solidifies our commitment to expanding access to biofuels and giving our customers the option to choose a fuel that meets those demands.”
In Iowa, Kum & Go is the state’s largest retailer of E85 and E15.The organization has worked with IRFA for a number of years to expand and promote access to renewable fuels across the state.
“Kum & Go has been a great partner in the effort to expand consumer access to renewable fuels, and it’s a pleasure to welcome them as a member,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Kum & Go is the recognized leader in giving their customers choices at the pump, not just in Iowa but around the country. No other retailer has done more to promote E15, E85, and biodiesel.”
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually – including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 350 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org