As America celebrates Veterans Day today, many around the country are thanking them for their service including the renewable fuels industry. Specifically, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is thanking veterans working in Iowa’s renewable fuels industry for decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and advancing the nation’s energy security.
“With Veterans Day just around the corner, the IRFA wants to thank all service men and women for protecting this country by highlighting a few of the veterans now working to advance our energy independence,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “It was clear from the interviews that veterans working to produce American-made fuels here in Iowa believe it’s another way to serve their country by decreasing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.”
IRFA created a video featuring some of the veterans involved in renewable fuels production to thank both thank them and highlight their views on renewable fuels and energy security. Veterans participating in the web video include: Bill Horan (Western Iowa Energy), Daniel Baker (Golden Grain Energy), Daryl Haack (Little Sioux Corn Processors), Grant Gemberling (Plymouth Energy), Jarrod Patterson (Golden Grain Energy), Jeremy Schmidt (Golden Grain Energy), Matt Dutka (Golden Grain Energy), and Michael Wood (Plymouth Energy).