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Bill Lee CEO of Frontline BioEnergy speaks at the 4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit...

Petroleum, Agriculture & Renewable Fuels Industry Representatives to Address the Future of Biofuels

Bill Lee CEO of Frontline BioEnergy speaks at the 4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.

JOHNSTON, IA (IRFA News Release) At the 4th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, which will be hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association on January 25th, attendees will hear from top petroleum, agriculture and renewable fuels organizations on their vision of the future of the renewable fuels industry.

With the renewable fuels industry quickly evolving it will be interesting to hear how each industry envisions the role renewable fuels will play in the future. Representatives from BP American, ConocoPhillips and Gulf Oil will address Biofuels: Charting a New Course for Energy Independence while representatives from the Renewable Energy Group, Monsanto and Frontline BioEnergy will address Unlimited Future for Biofuels.

“Renewable fuels offer the U.S. with the ability to reduce air pollution, replace millions of barrels of foreign oil and substitute petrochemicals,” said Lucy Norton, IRFA managing director. “The petroleum industry panel will share their corporate strategy for replacing some petroleum-based products with environmentally-friendly, renewable products. Other panelists will address how corn genetics will meet future corn demand without increasing corn acres, the use of crop residue to produce energy to power manufacturing plants and the exciting non-traditional feedstocks that could produce oil for biodiesel processing.”

The Summit and trade show, being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines, is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Participants can register online at by January 20th, where they’ll also find additional links and information relating to the Summit, or by calling 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.

For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: