Several presidential candidates are making the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit a campaign stop to discuss their views on biofuels. Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Rick Santorum have committed to speak on January 19, 2016 in Altoona, Iowa. Twelve pro-RFS presidential candidates from both parties were invited to speak at the Summit so more candidates may confirm to attend. These candidates will be joining U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack along with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on stage.
“With the Iowa Caucuses just weeks away, we’re very excited to have these special guests on hand to discuss their respective visions for the future of renewable fuels like biodiesel and ethanol,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) President Tom Brooks. “Recent events have proven that renewable fuels and agriculture are vital to Iowa’s future and are a key issue in this year’s Iowa Caucuses. We look forward to hearing these candidates’ plans on important renewable fuels issues.”
A recent poll conducted by The Des Moines Register reported that 77 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers and 61 percent of likely Republican caucusgoers support the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
The Summit is free to attend and open to the public.