Tag: Iowa

Bloomberg heads to Iowa to promote biofuels ahead of potential presidential bid

Bloomberg heads to Iowa to promote biofuels ahead of potential presidential bid

December 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, the New York Post reports that the former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg was touring the state as part of a potential plan to launch a presidential bid as a Democrat. Bloomberg had previously criticized the use of corn for ethanol as bad energy policy but has since changed his tune, saying […]

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Wet autumn leads to increased vomitoxin in the Midwest corn crop

Wet autumn leads to increased vomitoxin in the Midwest corn crop

November 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports this autumn’s wet weather has led to increased cases of vomitoxin in the region’s corn crop which due to negative impacts on livestock and humans alike can cause cancelation of shipments or fines to farmers. Although ethanol can be produced from corn infected with the fungus, higher ratios of clean corn […]

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Ethanol crush continues to fall to -5.91 cents/gal

Ethanol crush continues to fall to -5.91 cents/gal

October 23, 2018 |

In Iowa, Platts reports that its crush margin tracker shows corn-based ethanol plants in the Midwest continue to run at a negative margin, falling to 5.91 cents/gal on Monday compared to 5.31 cents/gal on October 15. Ethanol stocks continue to rise even with falling production, further weighing on prices and cutting into margins despite low […]

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Iowa retailers team up to promote Pink at the Pump® campaign with E15

Iowa retailers team up to promote Pink at the Pump® campaign with E15

October 3, 2018 |

In Iowa, more than 50 E15 retailers across the state have teamed with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Hormel Institute for October’s Pink at the Pump® campaign to fight breast cancer with cleaner-burning E15. Participating Iowa E15 retailers will donate 3-cents of every gallon of E15 sold during the entire month of October to NBCF […]

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Trade disruptions impacting soybean, corn and ethanol industries

Trade disruptions impacting soybean, corn and ethanol industries

September 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, a new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are having on Iowa’s economy. The CARD study calculated that Iowa’s soybean industry faces losing between $159 million and $891 million. The state’s corn industry may lose between […]

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to install Whitefox ICE membrane technology

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to install Whitefox ICE membrane technology

September 19, 2018 |

In Iowa, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC and Whitefox Technologies have reached an agreement to install a Whitefox ICE advanced membrane dehydration system at the SIRE plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This will be Whitefox’s eighth installation in the U.S. and its second installation in Iowa, the leading ethanol producing state. The first ICE installation in Iowa was at Pine Lake […]

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Federal grand jury indicts three in $511 million biodiesel tax fraud scheme

Federal grand jury indicts three in $511 million biodiesel tax fraud scheme

August 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, a federal grand jury sitting in the District of Utah has returned an indictment charging the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), a Utah-based biodiesel company, and a California businessman with laundering proceeds of a mail fraud scheme, which obtained over $511 million in renewable fuel tax credits from the Internal […]

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Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

August 16, 2018 |

In Iowa, Congressman Steve King says that rather than a $12 billion bailout to farmers as a result of negative impacts from the trade war with China and other major importing countries, the White House should instead approve higher blends of ethanol year-round, not just E15 but also E30 while further promoting E85. Farmers want […]

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RFA launches ad campaign targeting EPA administrator while in Iowa

RFA launches ad campaign targeting EPA administrator while in Iowa

August 14, 2018 |

In Washington, coinciding with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s visit to Iowa this week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is launching a week-long ad campaign in the state, urging the agency to follow the direction of President Trump by maintaining a strong Renewable Fuel Standard and approving year-round access to 15% ethanol (E15) blends. These actions […]

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Iowa Renewable Fuels Association launches speakers bureau online

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association launches speakers bureau online

August 2, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the launch of a resource designed to make finding Iowa’s biodiesel experts easier than a Google search. The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live on the IRFA website. It is a collection of biodiesel experts from across the state who share the goal of educating Iowans […]

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