2022 IRFA Biofuels: Science and Sustainability Tour Recap

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently hosted the 13th Annual Biofuels: Science and Sustainability Tour, which brings Washington, D.C. staffers to Iowa for an up-close, hands-on look at biofuels and modern agriculture. This year’s tour took 41 participants on an engaging biofuels journey, visiting an ethanol plant, biodiesel plant, family farm, an Iowa fuel retailer, and so much more!

As debate continues on a national level about the future of American transportation, the tour provided staffers the opportunity to see how their actions in D.C. impact producers, farmers, and consumers.

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Tour participants represented the offices of the Congressional Western Caucus, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8), Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20), Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-2), Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29), Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-4), Rep Mike Flood (NE-1), Rep. Michael R. Turner (OH-10), Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-1), Rep. John R. Curtis (UT-3), Rep. Jerry Carl (AL-1), Rep. Greg Pence (IN-6), Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19), Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3), Rep. Dan Meuser (PA-9), Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Rep. Jim Baird (IN-4), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-6), Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-2), Rep. Tom Rice (SC-7), Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-3), Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-9), Rep. Troy Nehls (TX-22), Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2), Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17), Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), Sen. Charles Grassley (IA), and Sen. Roger Marshall (KS). Guests from Argonne National Laboratory, US International Trade Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency were also present.