Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds to Discuss Iowa’s Energy Future at Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Contact: Cassidy Riley

Biofuels expected to be a vital part of the state’s energy strategy

 JOHNSTON, IOWA – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will discuss the significant role biofuels will play in Iowa’s energy future at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.

Branstad and Reynolds’ appearance at the Summit will come on the heels of the recently-announced Iowa Energy Plan, which includes biofuels as an important aspect of Iowa’s energy strategy.

“Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds have long been champions for Iowa biofuels and we are excited to hear their take on how biofuels will benefit our state as a significant component of the Iowa Energy Plan,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “We look forward to working closely with the Governor and Lt. Governor to expand consumer access to higher ethanol and biodiesel blends.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required. The last day to register is January 27, 2017. The Summit will take place at the Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The last day to book lodging at the Prairie Meadows Hotel for a discounted rate is January 9.

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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: