The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the selection of Mark Gouthro to lead the association’s Technical Committee. Gouthro has worked as lab manager at E Energy Adams in Nebraska since 2016.
The Technical Committee is one of RFA’s four member committees on important ethanol industry topics, and focuses heavily on fuel specifications and standards such as ASTM International, National Conference of Weights and Measures, ISO, Canadian General Standards Board, and other international fuel requirements. RFA’s three other committees focus on Co-Products, New Uses, and Environmental Health & Safety. Participation in committees is an exclusive RFA member benefit.
Speaking of RFA members, the organization gained two new ones this week.
Heron Lake BioEnergy has joined RFA as its newest producer member. The Minnesota-based biorefinery produces approximately 59 million gallons annually, using about 21 million bushels of corn. The facility was recently acquired by Granite Falls Energy, and CEO Jeff Oestmann will represent both plants on the RFA Board of Directors.
RFA also welcomed StepOne Tech America as its newest associate member. Founded 10 years ago in Finland, the company develops and sells eFlexFuel E85 flex fuel conversion kits for the US market.