JOHNSTON, IOWA – Yesterday Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 9 creating a task force to explore carbon sequestration and the opportunities for Iowa to utilize and benefit from these projects.
In response, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw made the following statement:
“IRFA and our members greatly appreciate Governor Reynolds for her leadership and continued support of Iowa’s biofuels industry. Carbon sequestration will be key to achieving carbon negative biofuels. Therefore, we look forward to working with the Governor and Secretary Naig as the task force studies ways to remove barriers and promote carbon sequestration projects in Iowa.”
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.