If there was one item that was coveted above all others at the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, it was the E85, flex fuel riding lawn mower donated by John Deere.

Attendees who submitted comments to the EPA were registered to win. The winner was Jim Baker with EcoEngineers who noted that he is going to have to buy a new house with a bigger yard to get the full value out of his new toy.

EcoEngineers, based in Des Moines, Iowa, specializes in biofuel compliance issues such as RIN management, plant registrations and more. EcoEngineers also hosts webinars for the industry as well as workshops. 

Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (Iowa RFA) who was the host of the event, gave special thanks to John Deere for their support of the event and the industry. John Deere has been selling agricultural equipment designed to use biodiesel for years.

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