IRFA Welcomes Four New Producer Members

IRFA Welcomes Four New Producer Members

Chevron Renewable Energy Group, Gevo, Hero BX and Verbio North America Expand IRFA Footprint for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Natural Gas

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced today that four new producers have joined the state trade association during 2022. The new members expand not only the depth of IRFA but also its breadth.


Chevron Renewable Energy Group and Hero BX make low carbon biodiesel in Iowa, while Gevo and Verbio North America produce renewable natural gas (RNG).


“IRFA is very pleased to bring on board these new members,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “We work hard to represent biodiesel and ethanol producers, and it’s exciting to expand into renewable natural gas. What brings all these companies together with our previous members is a desire to produce home-grown energy from renewable feedstocks that can benefit consumers by reducing their fuel costs and improving the air they breathe.”


Renewable Energy Group had been a long-standing IRFA member. Following an acquisition by Chevron, the newly formed Chevron Renewable Energy Group, headquartered in Ames, has biodiesel production facilities in Mason City, Newton, and Ralston as well as other facilities around the US and Germany. More information is available at


Gevo is a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company dedicated to delivering low carbon sustainable fuels. While Gevo’s scope includes many projects, like sustainable aviation fuel, their membership in IRFA is tied to their RNG production project in Northwest Iowa. More information is available at


With its roots in the Northeastern US, Hero BX has expanded to produce high quality, low carbon biodiesel from five facilities across the US, including plants in Clinton and Washington, Iowa. More information is available at


With its parent company headquartered in Germany, Verbio North America plans to build, own, operate, and finance biofuel facilities across the United States and Canada. Its facility in Nevada, Iowa is the first industrial scale RNG facility in North America using agricultural residues as its feedstock. More information can be found at

About Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
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: