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Eastern Iowa fleets, diesel retailers invited to April 12th biodiesel workshop

Apr 04, 2012
Changing landscape in biodiesel industry creates new opportunities highlighted in free workshop in Waterloo, Iowa

JOHNSTON, IA Public and private fleet managers, petroleum retailers, and convenience store owners are invited to learn about biodiesel blending economics, incentives, and performance benefits at a free biodiesel workshop on Thursday, April 12 in Waterloo, Iowa.

The event details are:
Thursday, April 12, 2012
9:30 am-1:30 pm for Retailers
12:00-3:00 for Fleets

Waterloo Elks Lodge #290, (Lodge Room)
407 East Park Ave
Waterloo, Iowa

The full agenda and registration information is available at http://www.communication-insight.com/client/biodiesel/rsvp.html

“Biodiesel offers performance benefits for fleets and blending economics for retailers in Iowa,” said Grant Menke, Biofuels Manager at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. “During 2011, ten of Iowa’s 13 biodiesel plants operated and produced a combined 169 million gallons,” he added. 

The morning program is targeted at petroleum retailers and an afternoon session will offer fleet information. A free, joint lunch will highlight a biodiesel supply chain testimonial from Peoria, Illinois’ public transit fleet and their fuel supplier.

“The landscape for Iowa biodiesel users has changed in the last 18 to 24 months and we encourage retailers and fleets to come and learn about what’s new in blending opportunities and industry information,” said Randy Olson, Executive Director at the Iowa Biodiesel Board.

“Whether you are a biodiesel veteran or are looking for an introduction to the industry, this is a great workshop to bring you up to speed on the fast-growing marketplace in Iowa,” said Grant Kimberley, Director of Market Development at the Iowa Soybean Association

The event is being hosted by the Iowa Clean Cities Coalition, the Iowa Soybean Association, the Iowa Biodiesel Board, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Energy Group. The workshop is funded, in part, by the United Soybean Board.