IRFA Celebrates Governor Kim Reynolds’ Signing Biofuels Access Bill

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Surrounded by Iowa farmers and biofuels supporters, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Iowa Biofuels Access bill into law this morning on a family farm outside of Prairie City.

House File 2128, commonly known as the Iowa Biofuels Access bill, was passed by the Iowa Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support earlier this session. The bill increases consumer access to higher biofuel blends like E15 and B20 while also providing fuel retailers additional help to upgrade fueling infrastructure.

In response, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw made the following statement:

“With the stroke of her pen, Governor Reynolds made history today. The Iowa Biofuels Access bill is nation-leading policy that will greatly expand consumers’ ability to find lower-cost biofuels at pumps across the state. Iowa is now the first state to have an E15 program and the first state to incentivize B30. Iowa is now truly the leader in both biofuels production and biofuels policy. This would not have happened had Governor Kim Reynolds not introduced the bill and made it a top priority this legislative session. At a time of record-breaking fuel prices, the Governor’s Biofuels Access bill will provide relief for consumers and long-term markets for farmers. It is not exaggerating to say that the Iowa Biofuels Access bill is the most important piece of biofuels legislation ever enacted in Iowa. IRFA deeply appreciates the leadership of Governor Reynolds and her commitment to empowering families and farmers.”

Learn more about the Iowa Biofuels Access bill here.

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: