E15 Hot Topic at Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Joanna Schroeder

Giving consumers more choice at the pump with an E15 ethanol fuel blend will be a feature presentation during the 7th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show being held in Altoona, Iowa on January 30, 2013.

IowaRFA logo“E15 and Beyond – The Future of Consumer Fuel Choice” panel will include Scott Zaremba, President of Zarco 66, the nation’s first fuel retailer to offer E15 as a registered fuel to 2001 and newer vehicles. Mr. Zaremba will discuss his experience in becoming the nation’s first E15 retailer. Joining Zaremba will be Jim Becthold, Service Manager for Linn Co-op Oil Company. Becthold will discuss his role in becoming the first retailer in Iowa to offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles, as well as the benefits of the fuel. The final panelist and moderator, Lucy Norton, Managing Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, will highlight the impact of E15 on consumer fuel choice and how ethanol fits into future engine concepts.

“This panel will provide the Summit audience with a glimpse of what to expect in the future regarding E15 and consumer fuel choice,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “This panel will be an excellent compliment to an already great lineup of announced speakers like Gov. Terry Branstad, Author and Energy Security Expert Anne Korin, Growth Energy President Tom Buis and USDA Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager.”

Norton says the FREE Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit provides a great opportunity to hear experts address state and national issues facing the future of renewable fuels. Also discussed will be opportunities for the biofuels industry.

Although the Summit is free, pre-registration is required by January 23, 2013. The event is taking place at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

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