Dana Siefkes-Lewis (pictured on right) is the Chief Administrative Officer for Redfield Energy, an ethanol plant in Redfield, SD. She is also the President of the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association, board member for the Renewable Fuels Association and a great spokesperson for the industry.
This year Dana visited the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to work with other RFA staff and board members for Free Fuel Happy Hours at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground. The RFA is once again a sponsor at the event and provides free fuel to bikers while talking with them about using an ethanol blend in their bike.
Dana says that most of the bikers she spoke to have at least some familiarity with ethanol but still had lots of questions which shows the need for continued educational efforts like this fuel promotion. I also asked her about the current status of efforts to work on a stable RFS to provide the industry with more stability, especially financially. Speaking as an RFA member and personally she encourages people to make every effort to contact their local elected leaders to discuss this issue even if you are getting weary of doing so.
You can listen to my interview with Dana here: Dana Lewis, Redfield Energy