The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) is holding its annual meeting this week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the headquarters of ethanol production company POET.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, GBC chairman, and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, a GBC member, will be leading a discussion of the accomplishments of the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Governor Branstad was one of the founders of the coalition and instrumental in the passage of the RFS. The meeting will also include presentations on innovative pubic-private partnerships to expand retail infrastructure and spur economic development, the use of biofuels to cost effectively meet clean air requirements, gasoline quality, and opening markets for cellulosic and advanced biofuels.
The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition was started in 1991 as the Governors’ Ethanol Coalition. Membership now includes representatives from 36 states and eight countries.