Although ethanol has been used in Iowa for many decades, an Iowa-focused organization dedicated to the use of renewable fuels didn’t begin until 2002 – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). To celebrate the 10 year milestone, IRFA is hosting an event coinciding with the 34th anniversary of the first retail sale of E10, which just so happened to take place in Iowa. Today, through its educational and promotional efforts, IRFA has helped the state more than double its use of biodiesel and ethanol.
Tomorrow, along with Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad, IRFA is releasing a new study detailing the positive impact renewable fuels has had on Iowa’s economy. In addition, Gov. Brandstad has declared June 15th “Iowa Ethanol Day” to mark 34 years of ethanol sales across the state.
Also on hand for the event will be Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds; IRFA President Brad Albin (who works for REG, Inc.); and IRFA founding member Bill Couser (who works for Lincolnway Energy). DomesticFuel will be on hand to cover the event, being held at the Iowa State Capitol at 9:00 am on June 15, 2012.