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NBF Co-Sponsors Major Educational Event in Iowa

Aug 25, 2016


Biodiesel was among the technologies featured on the recent “Iowa Biofuels Science and Sustainability Tour” held August 15-18. The group traveled to a dozen different locations learning about developing feedstocks and biofuel production processes, including the Western Iowa Energy biodiesel plant in Wall Lake. NBF Executive Director Tom Verry noted that, “the Foundation Board was thrilled to help sponsor IRFA’s annual educational event for high level decision makers…the Foundation’s status as a non-lobbying entity allows us to support outreach and educational efforts like this.” While on the tour, Board Director Lindsay Fitzgerald of REG spoke with several important administration staff including Paul Argyropoulos, a Senior Policy Advisor in EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. She commented that, “Paul has been a key contact within the agency who listens to our industry’s concerns regarding implementation of the RFS and relays them to the appropriate individuals.” Tom added, “Educating folks like Paul about biodiesel is the reason we sponsor this tour.”  The tour had 35 attendees from Congressional offices, OMB, EPA and other regulatory agencies.

Lindsay Fitzgerald and Paul Argyropoulos
Lindsay Fitzgerald, NBF Board Director, speaks with
Paul Argyropoulos a Senior Policy Advisor in
EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality.