Iowa’s bio-diesel industry is celebrating a record year.
“Iowa bio-diesel producers in 2012 produced 184-million gallons of bio-diesel, that’s up from 169,” said Monte Shaw of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. “That’s a new record, that’s good for jobs, that’s good for Iowa’s economy, good for energy security and all of those things.”
But, Shaw says bio-diesel production was actually held back by lack of a tax incentive last year. He says now that congress has reinstated the biodiesel tax credit for this year, production should grow even further.
Iowa Radio Network