Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will feature biofuels policy roundtable

Source: By The High Plains Journal • Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The past year left biofuels producers and supporters with as many questions as answers. What is in store for the Renewable Fuel Standard? For advanced biofuels tax credits? For trade disputes with China, Brazil, Argentina or Mexico? What about the Farm Bill debate gearing up in Congress?

The policy outlook roundtable at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will explore the future for these policies and more. The roundtable will feature Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, National Biodiesel Board COO Doug Whitehead, National Corn Growers Association Public Policy Director Kathy Bergren and Sarah Caswell, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Edeniq, Inc. The roundtable will focus on the ever-changing and dynamic environment inside Washington D.C. and what is in store for biofuels policy in 2018.

“This roundtable will feature some of the most in-the-know biofuels experts in the country,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Summit attendees should expect to hear all the latest intel on the future for biofuels policy and thoughts on the current climate toward renewable fuels inside Washington.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required. The last day to preregister is Jan. 26. The Summit will take place at the Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on Jan. 30.

To register to attend and learn more about the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, please visit

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 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including approximately 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at