• Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture presents Sapp Bros. with 2021 Biodiesel Marketing Award


From left, Richard, Naig and Ziph (Photo: Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship)

On March 2, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2021 Secretary’s Biodiesel Marketing Award to Sapp Bros. Inc.


CEO Andrew Richard and Eric Ziph, vice president of supply and distribution, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

Sapp Bros. owns 17 full-service travel centers primarily located on I-80 stretching from Utah to Pennsylvania. The company also owns 25 distribution centers in Iowa and Nebraska.


The company began investing in biodiesel in 2005. In 2011, the company started making significant infrastructure investments in biodiesel terminals throughout western Iowa. These investments have grown the company’s biodiesel fuel sales to 15 to 20 million gallons annually.


Sapp Bros.’ commitment to marketing biodiesel has benefited Iowa’s biodiesel production facilities and the surrounding communities. It has also created additional markets for farmers to sell their feedstocks.


FUELIowa and RINAlliance nominated Sapp Bros. for the renewable fuels marketing award.

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