IBB applauds Gov. Branstad as chairman of Biofuels Coalition

By The Iowa Biodiesel Board | November 14, 2014

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will become chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition beginning in January, the GBC announced. Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, issued the following statement:

“The Iowa Biodiesel Board congratulates Governor Branstad on becoming chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and we are confident he is the absolute best person for this important leadership role. As a governor, he's proven himself to be a national leader on biofuels, showing more initiative than any other by speaking thoughtfully and with passion on the importance of the federal renewable fuel standard. He’s demonstrated his proactive commitment to the effort by testifying before the Environmental Protection Agency, speaking with members of Congress, and meeting in person with the Office of Management and Budget about the proposed 2014 renewable volume obligations. This is exactly the kind of leadership that can make a difference. 

“Moreover, Governor Branstad has stayed very much engaged in biofuels at the state level. He frequently tours plants and participates in biodiesel events. He knows people in the industry by name, and shares his convictions on the important role biofuels play in our state and nation with eloquence and enthusiasm. There's no one more deserving of this honor and we look forward to continuing to be a resource for him on biodiesel issues.” 

In September, IBB presented Governor Branstad with the “Biodiesel Champion” award during its annual meeting.

The Iowa Biodiesel Board is a nonpartisan state trade association representing the biodiesel industry.

 
 
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