“From Beijing to Baja” The 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit to Discuss Trade

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – As demand for biofuels increases around the world, global trade has proven to be an exciting growth opportunity for U.S. producers. The 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will feature a roundtable discussion on burgeoning trade markets “From Beijing to Baja.”

The trade roundtable will feature Ken Isley, administrator of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and Mike Dwyer, chief economist for the U.S. Grains Council. It will be moderated by Eamonn Byrne, past president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and CEO of Lakeview Plymouth Energy.

“As U.S. biofuels production capacity continues to grow, global market access becomes increasingly important,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “These experts will delve into new market opportunities for U.S. biofuels and what must be done to overcome hurdles to trade in untapped markets.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required. The last day to preregister is January 25, 2019. The Summit will take place at the Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

To register to attend and learn more about the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, please visit: IowaRenewableFuelsSummit.org.

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 4.5 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.