IRFA Thanks Governor Reynolds, Secretary Naig for Recognizing Biofuels’ Role in Iowa’s Economic Recovery

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Today Governor Kim Reynolds released the final report from her Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which was tasked with helping chart a path forward for economic revival in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw made the following Statement:

“IRFA members are grateful to Governor Reynolds for her vision in creating the Economic Recovery Advisory Board to further spark Iowa’s economic recovery and job growth. A special thanks is also needed for Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig in light of his diligent work with the Agriculture Working Group. IRFA agrees with Governor Reynolds and Secretary Naig that biofuels play an important role in Iowa’s economy and it is a priority to work toward greater access to higher blends of biofuels offering consumers less expensive, cleaner burning fuel options at the pump. Implementing these recommendations will boost farm income, create jobs, lower consumer costs and clean the air we breathe.”

The elements of the plan concerning Iowa agriculture and biofuels start on page 25. Click here to view the full report.

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 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: