How Biofuels Can Reduce Negative Health Impacts Of Emissions To Be Discussed At Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

This week’s Renewable Fuels Summit will be featuring a roundtable discussion entitled “Is Your Fuel Killing You and How Biofuels Can Help.” This topic runs parallel to debates on how automobiles are affecting climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, bringing forth mounting evidence on the direct health ramifications of tailpipe emissions. “As a dad with two kids, the growing amount of research on the impacts of petroleum-based octane-boosters called aromatics is quite frankly chilling,” says Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director, Monte Shaw. “Our roundtable experts will delve into what health risks are posed by aromatics and why ethanol is a clean-burning, environmentally safe alternative for boosting fuel octane.” Carol Werner, director emeritus and senior policy fellow for the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), and Steffen Mueller, principal economist at the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center, will be featured guests. The 2020 Renewable Fuels Summit is Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center. The summit is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required. This can be done through the link included below.


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