Leading Expert on Russian Political, Military and Economic Strategy to speak at the 2023 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Contact: Monte Shaw

JOHNSTON, IOWA – The Russian invasion of Ukraine significantly disturbed agriculture and energy markets creating uncertainty that rippled around the globe.  Dr. Yuval Weber, the 2023 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit keynote speaker, will discuss his view of what is driving Russia and what the future may hold.

Dr. Weber, distinguished Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare at Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA, is the subject-matter expert on Russian military and political strategy.

“As the war in Ukraine continues with no end in sight, we are excited that Dr. Weber will share his expert views on what is driving the situation and where it may go,” Shaw said. “The devastation we are witnessing has had a profound impact on ag and energy markets that will likely last years into the future. Anyone involved in agriculture or biofuels will benefit from Dr. Weber’s insights.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit is taking place on February 7 at the Community Choice Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register to attend and learn more, visit IowaRenewablFuelsSummit.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 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: www.IowaRFA.org.