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American Carbon Alliance Announces Midwest Ethanol Industry Groups Join Coalition 

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Renew Kansas Biofuels Association Join ACA 

URBANDALE, Iowa (Aug.9, 2023) – The newly formed American Carbon Alliance (ACA) announced it has continued to add important members—the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Renew Kansas Biofuels Association—to their growing coalition. Together these organizations will work to bring attention to the benefits that carbon capture technology will have on rural communities, the nation’s economy, and the ethanol industry.

“Having two leaders like the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Renew Kansas Biofuels Association will be an incredible asset to our coalition’s work,” said Tom Buis, CEO of the American Carbon Alliance. “We’re thrilled to add them to our coalition and look forward to working with them to bring about a new energy future in America.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has been an outspoken advocate of carbon capture and sequestration efforts, releasing a study showing without carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Iowa farmers would lose local markets for over 1 billion bushels of corn annually.

“The future of Iowa ethanol production stands at a crossroads. Our largest markets are demanding low carbon fuels, and carbon capture and sequestration is the best tool we have to meet their needs,” said Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. “CCS technology will provide growth opportunities for ethanol and, thereby, expand corn demand and grow our rural economy.”

The Renew Kansas Biofuels Association represents producers across the state in advocating for ethanol and biofuels.

“Implementing carbon capture and sequestration will provide Kansas ethanol plants with additional value. It will continue to ensure Kansas biofuels are economically viable and contribute to the economic growth of our state and nation,” said Ron Seeber, President and CEO of the Renew Kansas Biofuels Association. We look forward to partnering with the American Carbon Alliance and their members to bring attention to carbon capture technology.”

This comes on the heels of a recent announcement that the nation’s top ethanol industry groups, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol joined ACA.


The American Carbon Alliance (ACA) is formed to be one unified voice for carbon capture pipelines, ethanol producers, landowners, farmers, construction trade workers and citizens that embrace this new energy future for America. Working together, this alliance will strengthen America’s agricultural economy, ensure a future marketplace for American produced liquid fuel and improve the environment for all. 

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