“America’s ethanol producers have a powerful story to tell,” Cooper said. “Whether you’re concerned about jobs and market opportunities in rural communities, clean and sustainable fuel choices in urban cities, or protecting our nation’s security with a domestic fuel supply, ethanol is an excellent fuel choice to address those concerns and more. We in the industry need to be bold in sharing that story.”
Cooper will also participate in a policy roundtable at the Summit to discuss the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Joining him will be David Cobb, director of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board; Anne Steckel, biofuels advisor for the National Farmers Union; and James Carstensen, federal government affairs manager for DuPont.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who has been on the front lines of the fight against refinery exemptions to the RFS while working diligently on a state level to grow biofuels use in Iowa, will also address the Summit.
The 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will take place at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center on January 16, 2020. The Summit is free to attend and open to the public, but registration is required. To register to attend or learn more about the Summit, please visit: IowaRenewableFuelsSummit.org.