National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen to be Industry Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen will highlight the American success story of biodiesel and discuss what is on the horizon for the nation’s leading advanced biofuel on January 29th at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.

“Year after year the biodiesel industry continues to outpace and outproduce expectations,” Rehagen said. “Supporting more than 64,000 jobs and reducing greenhouse gasses by up to 86 percent, biodiesel has been a great success for rural economies and our environment. The future is bright for biodiesel and I’m excited to discuss the opportunities that lay before us and some of the questions we must answer together as an industry.”

The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America’s first advanced biofuel. The group works to create sustainable biodiesel industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, technical and quality assurance programs.

“Under Donnell’s leadership the National Biodiesel Board has made great strides in creating new opportunities for the biodiesel industry and we look forward to having him share his vision of what comes next for biodiesel,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton.

The 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will take place at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center on January 29, 2019. The Summit is free to attend and open to the public, but registration is required.

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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 44 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including over 60 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: