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Renewable fuels summit set Monday

By Staff | Jan 22, 2010

JOHNSTON – Retired Army General Wesley Clark, who is also co-chairman of Growth Energy, will address the 4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, starting at 9 a.m. Monday in the Polk County Convention Complex. His message is titled, Beating the Blend Wall.

“We were aiming for star power at this year’s Summit and we got four-star power,” said Monte Shaw, executive director for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. “Clark has a compelling message about our nation’s energy future and we’re honored he will be sharing it with our audience at the Summit.”

Pre-registration for the Summit is required. The event is free and open to the public and includes a trade show featuring companies that provide services, equipment and technology to the biofuels industry.

For additional information contact IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton at (515) 252-6249.

Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 39 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 3.3 billion gallons annually. In addition, Iowa has 15 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 322 million gallons annually.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.

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