About Us

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. IRFA brings together Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers to foster the development and growth of the state’s biofuels industry through education, promotion and infrastructure development. IRFA is committed to maintaining Iowa’s leadership in renewable fuels and value-added co-products production.

Number one in the nation for biofuels production, Iowa has 42 ethanol plants capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually, including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity. In addition, Iowa has 11 biodiesel plants with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually.

IRFA Staff

Monte Shaw, Executive Director


Lisa Coffelt, Marketing Director


Cassidy Walter, Communications Director


Nathan Hohnstein, Policy Director