Iowa Biofuels Expo Set For Oct. 17 In Des Moines

Innovative event is part of "Borlaug Dialogue" on biofuels and biofood at next week's World Food Prize symposium

Renewable Energy Group Inc., or REG as it is commonly known, is one of the nation's leading biodiesel producers and marketers. The company will host exhibitors from the nation's biofuels industry at one of America's foremost conferences on international agriculture and food policy. "The Iowa Biofuels Expo: Emerging Technologies in Biodiesel and Ethanol" will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott as part of the 2007 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium.

The Iowa Biofuels Expo is intended to highlight the new and innovative technologies which will allow Iowa's renewable fuels industry to continue its growth path while maintaining this state's leadership in agriculture.

"REG is proud to be part of the Iowa Biofuels Expo. Our company aims to be at the forefront of new technologies in the renewable fuels industry. The work highlighted at this event will show Iowa's capacity to continue leading the renewable energy industry in the U.S," says chairman and CEO Jeff Stroburg.

A number of exhibitors will be there.

Exhibitors include the Iowa Corn Growers Association, TechnoChem, Iowa Central Community College, Pioneer, Indian Hills Community College, AGP, Iowa Biodiesel Board, Monsanto, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Iowa State University, Kemin, USDA and InstaPro.

"The Iowa Biofuels Expo is a great fit for this year's 'Borlaug Dialogue,' which is focusing on global challenges facing the emerging technologies in biofoods and biofuels," says Ambassador Ken Quinn, chairman of the World Food Prize Foundation, based in Des Moines. "Iowa is leading the nation in renewable fuel production, research and development. These exhibits represent our state's role in global biofuels production and outline the exciting technologies, creations and concepts that will play in a part in agriculture around the world."

The 2007 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium will be held in Des Moines October 17-19 as part of the awarding of the $250,000 World Food Prize to Dr. Philip E. Nelson of Purdue University. Several hundred policymakers, industry officials and executives, as well as agriculture and science experts from around the world will attend.

All symposium events are being offered at a reduced rate for Iowans. Register by visiting www.worldfoodprize.org/iowa.

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