Summit roundtable explores adverse health effects of petroleum fuel and biofuels benefits

The roundtable on the health effects of petroleum fuel at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit has only one question for you: Is your fuel killing you?

The “Is Your Fuel Killing You?” roundtable will discuss the latest research into the health risks of petroleum fuel and how biofuels can reduce those risks. The roundtable will feature Zigang Dong, executive director of The Hormel Institute, Steffen Mueller, principal economist of the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and Angela Tin, vice president of environmental health for the American Lung Association. The roundtable will be moderated by Jessie Stolark, a policy associate with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

“We are excited to host some of the world’s most well-respected experts on the impact of liquid fuels on human health,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “The choices we as consumers make at the pump have long-term effects on our health and the health of our families. This discussion will bring these realities to light.”

The Summit is free to attend and open to the public though registration is required. The last day to preregister is Jan. 26. The Summit will take place at the Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on Jan. 30.

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The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including approximately 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity—and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at