The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held its annual meeting this week in Minneapolis where the 2017 Board of Directors’ Officers were elected. The RFA elected Mick Henderson, general manager at Commonwealth Agri-Energy LLC, as Chairman of the Board. Also elected:
- Vice Chairman, Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol in Sacramento, California
- Treasurer, Jim Seurer, Glacial Lakes Energy LLC in Watertown, South Dakota
- President, Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association in Washington
Commonwealth Agri-Energy is located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and began production in 2004. Per year, the biorefinery produces 35 million gallons of ethanol from 12 million bushes of corn as well as 107,000 tons of dried distillers grains, 110,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide (that is sold as a co-product) and 3,000 tons of corn oil. Henderson has been with Commonwealth Agri-Energy since 2003 and has served on the RFA Board of Directors since 2006.
“I am humbled that my peers have selected me as the Renewable Fuels Association Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Henderson. “The RFA’s vast resources and knowledge will continue to be essential as we fight back against our well-funded critics. With the help of all RFA members , I will lead the fight to ensure that America’s most successful climate and energy policy to date, the Renewable Fuel Standard, remains unchanged, and that consumers continue to have access to the lowest cost liquid transportation fuel in the world.”