The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is asking Iowa fuel retailers and gas stations to submit nominations for his annual Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards, which recognize fuel retailers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to sell renewable fuels. The Iowa Department of Agriculture awards are presented for both the marketing of ethanol and biodiesel.
“Fuel retailers continue to take steps to make ethanol and biodiesel more available to Iowa customers and this award is an opportunity to recognize those who have shown leadership in promoting these renewable fuels and making them more available to customers,” Northey said.
Qualifying entities will be those that market the renewable fuels they have available through creative efforts including, but not limited to: hosting special events highlighting their renewable fuels, development of creative signage, initiation of new advertisements or marketing efforts, and efforts dramatically increase renewable fuel availability.
The winners will be recognized during a meeting of the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa in Des Moines on January 10th. This is the fifth year for the award which was won last year by Kyle Krause of Kum & Go and Roger Baschke of Green Plains Energy Company.
Nominations must be submitted by January 1 and nomination forms can be found on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website.