USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky to Talk Future of Biofuels at the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – From advising EPA on Renewable Fuel Standard implementation to biofuels infrastructure funding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has an important role to play in boosting the growth of the biofuels industry. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky is joining attendees of the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit to discuss the future of renewable fuels and how USDA will continue to act to grow biofuel market opportunities at home and abroad.

“Whether its trade markets around the world or biofuels infrastructure at retail stations across the country, USDA has the ability to have a significant impact for the growth of biofuels in the coming year,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “We are excited to hear Deputy Secretary Censky’s insight on the future of the RFS, trade, and higher biofuels blends.”

The 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will take place at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center on January 16, 2020. The Summit is free to attend and open to the public, but registration is required. To register to attend or learn more about the Summit, please visit:

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 over 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: