Friday, November 7, 2008

Renewable Fuels

Iowa is a leader in renewable energy production, however we still have work to do to make sure we are using as much of that renewable energy right here in Iowa as possible. Many fuel retailers have gone to great lengths, and often significant expense, to offer and promote renewable energy and deserve recognition.

For the second year, I have the honor to present one ethanol retailer and one biodiesel retailer with the Secretary’s Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards during the PMCS Annual Meeting in Jan. These awards are an opportunity to recognize fuel retailers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to sell renewable fuels. Awards are presented for both the marketing of ethanol and biodiesel.

Iowa is truly the national leader in renewable fuels, and that would not be possible without support from retailers that market these home-grown fuels.