Tag: Iowa

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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Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on EPA to uphold the President’s commitments to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy […]

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Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

July 11, 2018 |

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement or representation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As part of his guilty plea, Isler admitted that during August […]

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Elite Octane comes online just in time to flood pre-holiday DDGS market

Elite Octane comes online just in time to flood pre-holiday DDGS market

July 4, 2018 |

In Iowa, Platts reports that Elite Octane’s new 120 million gallon per year ethanol plant started crushing corn this week, just in time to load extra supplies of DDGS on the local market ahead of the holiday weekend when stocks are high and demand is low. Some plants are offering DDGS at a $20/ton discount […]

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EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

June 19, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking along with a notice and comment period. The administrator has come under heavy fire for […]

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EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

June 12, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking along with a notice and comment period. The administrator has come under heavy fire for […]

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REG commissions $32 million in upgrades to the Ralston, Iowa biorefinery

REG commissions $32 million in upgrades to the Ralston, Iowa biorefinery

May 10, 2018 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. celebrated with local, state and industry leaders the completion of upgrades at its Ralston, Iowa biorefinery increasing the production capacity from 12 to 30 million gallons per year. REG invested $32 million to expand the production capacity as well as significant upgrades to logistics and storage capabilities. REG broke […]

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DowDuPont still looking for buyer for Nevada plant

DowDuPont still looking for buyer for Nevada plant

May 8, 2018 |

In Iowa, DowDuPont says it is still looking for a buyer for its Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant despite having mothballed it six months ago. The company is seeking a strategic partner to operate it pretty much the way the $225 million, 30 million gallon per year facility was designed but that the company can’t do […]

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