Tag: Iowa

Iowa extends biofuels incentives through 2024

Iowa extends biofuels incentives through 2024

April 28, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s senate has unanimously approved a bill to extend incentives for ethanol and biodiesel blending through 2024 rather than ending in 2017 as planned, with the house voting 88-6 in favor. The bill now goes to the governor for signature. The bill extends the E85 tax credit, E15 credit, the B5 credit […]

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Study shows biofuel movements through Iowa via rail

Study shows biofuel movements through Iowa via rail

April 26, 2016 |

In Iowa, a new study released by the Iowa departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and Emergency Management reveals insights into the transportation by rail of crude oil and biofuels around and through Iowa. The study, thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, used a series of interviews and meetings with […]

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Iowa Senate extends biofuel tax credits through 2025

Iowa Senate extends biofuel tax credits through 2025

April 14, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s entire Senate approved to extend biodiesel and ethanol blending tax credits set to expire in 2018 through to 2025 with an added incentive for higher blends of both biofuels. With uncertainty surrounding biofuels at the national level, the state-level legislation is meant to help provide the industry with more policy sustainability […]

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Iowa’s 2015 biofuel production soards

Iowa’s 2015 biofuel production soards

April 12, 2016 |

In Iowa, a report from the state’s department of revenue found during 2015 the amount of E10 gasoline sold equaled 1,319.4 million gallons, E85 gasoline sold equaled 13.2 million gallons, E20 gasoline sold equaled 2.5 million gallons, and E15 gasoline sold equaled 6.2 million gallons, with 90.3% sold through registered pumps. Combined, the five ethanol […]

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Iowa governor signs renewable chemical tax credit into law

Iowa governor signs renewable chemical tax credit into law

April 7, 2016 |

In Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and many stakeholders were on Iowa State University’s campus to witness the governor’s signing of Senate File 2300. This legislation was outlined in the Governor’s 2016 Condition of the State Address and will represent the next generation in production of renewable bio-chemicals. The bill relates to […]

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Metabolix signs MOU with CJ to produce PHAs at Fort Dodge, Iowa facility

Metabolix signs MOU with CJ to produce PHAs at Fort Dodge, Iowa facility

April 4, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, Metabolix has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to produce specialty PHAs with CJ CheilJedang Corporation at a 10 kiloton PHA production unit at CJ’s Fort Dodge, Iowa facility. Under the agreement, Metabolix will buy the speciality PHAs, including its recently launched amorphous PHA, which can be used as a multifunctional additive, and […]

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Poet thinks Project Liberty could be at full production capacity by year’s end

Poet thinks Project Liberty could be at full production capacity by year’s end

March 23, 2016 |

In Iowa, Poet says its Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant could be operating at full production capacity by the end of the year. The facility has already shipped tanker-loads of the fuel but the company declined to say exactly how much was sent out. The facility’s main challenge is dealing with large quantities of corn […]

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Iowa RFA awards record $3.2 million for 68 blender pump projects

Iowa RFA awards record $3.2 million for 68 blender pump projects

March 21, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s Renewable Fuels Association recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering renewable fuels is at an all-time high, following the recent Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board meeting which set records by awarding 68 projects with $3.2 million in state grants to upgrade infrastructure to offer higher blends of ethanol like E15 […]

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Iowa’s Senate approves $10 million in bio-chemical tax credits

Iowa’s Senate approves $10 million in bio-chemical tax credits

March 17, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s Senate on Wednesday voted 46-3 in favor of up to $10 million in tax credits to promote the renewable chemical industry. The House Ways and Means Committee also approved a companion bill the same day that will now be sent to the House floor for a vote. Proponents of the bill […]

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Iowa ethanol plants likely to survive current crisis

Iowa ethanol plants likely to survive current crisis

March 17, 2016 |

In Iowa, ethanol plants are expected to weather the perfect storm of low oil prices and growing ethanol stocks that are weighing on prices and could force some facilities to cut production, mothball or merge. Strong margins during the past handful of years have helped plants to clean up their bottom lines, putting them in […]

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