Representatives of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) nearly had a whole panel to themselves at the EPA hearing in Kansas City yesterday on proposed volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Testifying at the hearing were IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw, Managing Director Lucy Norton, Policy Director Grant Menke, and Communications Director T.J. Page. Many other members of the organization also testified at the event showing the strength of Iowa as the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production, with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 4 billion gallons annually, including 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity, and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.
Shaw stressed that those unable to make the hearing can still comment on the proposal. “All Iowans have a chance to ensure their voices are heard by visiting the IRFA website (www.IowaRFA.org) and signing a letter that urges the EPA to establish higher volumes of ethanol and biodiesel in the final RFS rule,” says Shaw, adding that the letter will be sent to EPA prior to the July 11, 2016 public comment deadline.
Listen to testimony from the IRFA staff here: Iowa RFA RFS Testimony