Iowa Governor Proud of Renewable Fuels Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is proud of his state’s leadership in the renewable fuels industry.

“The state of Iowa is number one in ethanol, number one in biodiesel, we’re number two in wind energy but that’s number two to Texas and if you look at it per capita, we’re number one in that as well,” Branstad said at the 6th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on Tuesday.

“The renewable fuels industry has been good for Iowa,” he said. “In 2011, the renewable fuels industry supported 82,000 jobs in the Iowa economy and provided $3.7 billion in household income in our state. The industry had over $6 million in revenue.”

Those numbers come from the latest study on the importance of renewable fuels to Iowa by economist John Urbanchuk, technical director of Cardno ENTRIX. (Link to study)

Listen to Branstad’s address to the 6th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit here: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad address

Photos from 2012 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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