The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced additional speakers for its 2014 Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show. These new speakers will address the biodiesel market through policy initiatives and broader distribution networks. The event takes place January 28, 2014 at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.
The “More B for Me: Growing Biodiesel’s Popularity” panel will include Michael Whitney of Love’s Travel Stops, who will discuss the company’s move to higher biodiesel blends at its Travel Stops and the future outlook for this renewable fuel as part of Love’s business plan. Love’s has been in the convenience store and travel center business for more than three decades with 300 stores in 39 states.
Joining Whitney will be Minnesota Soybean Processors’ Ron Marr, who will outline the State of Minnesota’s plans to increase biodiesel use by transitioning from a B5 standard to a B10 standard. The Minnesota Soybean Processors is a member cooperative that owns and operates a soybean crush facility and biodiesel plant in Brewster, Minnesota.
“This biodiesel panel will provide great insight into the benefits of biodiesel and its successful emergence as the nation’s only commercially available advanced biofuel,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “This panel will be an excellent compliment to a great line-up of speakers representing the Renewable Fuels Association, Chrysler Group, Ricardo, Inc., DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol, and the National Renewable Energy Lab.”
IRFA says its Summit is a great opportunity to network with biofuels professionals and business leaders from throughout the Midwest, and listen to experts address the key issues that are shaping the future of the renewable fuels industry.
The Summit is free, open to the public, and pre-registration is required. Click here to register and learn about sponsorship opportunities.