Iowa recognizes two Iowa fuel marketers for renewable fuels efforts

Two Iowa businessmen were recently recognized by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey for their efforts in promoting renewable fuels.

Northey presented Charlie Good of Nevada and Richard Weiner of Nora Springs with awards recognizing fuel marketers who have who have best promoted and sold renewable fuels, the Iowa Farm Bureau said on its website. Good, who owns Good & Quick in Nevada, was awarded the Secretary's Ethanol Marketing Award; and Wiener, of Cartersville Elevator Inc., was presented with the Secretary's Biodiesel Marketing Award, the posting said.

“Good & Quick and Cartersville Elevator Inc. are steadfast supporters and advocates of renewable fuels and recognize their value to consumers," Northey said in the posting. "Their promotion of renewable fuels runs deep in their belief that these clean-burning homegrown fuels support local economies, environmental sustainability, and consumer choice at the pump.

“These fuel marketers allow customers to access ethanol and biodiesel blends produced right here in Iowa. Our state is a national leader in renewable fuels production, and we are very fortunate that many retailers are making significant investments to provide their customers with renewable fuels,” Northey said.

Good and Wiener were recognized at the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI) annual Meeting. PMCI is a nonprofit state trade association serving the needs of independent petroleum marketers and convenience store owners throughout the state of Iowa.

While Good received the award for ethanol promotion, Good & Quick also offers biodiesel.

For nearly 10 years, all diesel fuel sold by Wiener's Cartersville Elevator, has been a mixture of biodiesel.

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