2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit to Glimpse into the Future for Biofuels Markets and Co-Products

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – From commodity prices to farm income to market opportunities for ethanol and biodiesel, the Market Outlook roundtable at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will explore everything the future has in store for biofuels and biofuels co-products.

The roundtable will feature USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson and INTL FCStone Senior Consultant Mike Blackford. The roundtable will be moderated by Craig Floss, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association.

“As an industry, we spend a lot of time talking about policies, politics, and regulations, but one of the most important questions is what are we doing for our investors, farmers, and the rural economy,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “This roundtable will explore where we’re at in answering that question and where we’re headed. We’re excited to have two of the nation’s leading experts to help us read the tea leaves.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required. The preregistration deadline is Friday, January 26th. The Summit will take place at the Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

To register to attend and learn more about the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, please visit: https://iowarfa.org/summit/.

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 nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including approximately 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.