Tag: Iowa

Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

March 30, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing S.889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, that would extend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to E15, just as the Agency has done for E10, allowing E15 to […]

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to use Syngenta’s Enogen tech

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to use Syngenta’s Enogen tech

March 30, 2015 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy(SIRE) to begin using Enogen corn enzyme technology at its Council Bluffs, Iowa, ethanol production facility following the 2015 harvest. SIRE is the third Iowa plant to sign such an agreement. SIRE is located on 275 acres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, operating a […]

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Iowa motorists purchased record-breaking 11.96 million gallons of E85 in 2014

Iowa motorists purchased record-breaking 11.96 million gallons of E85 in 2014

March 23, 2015 |

In Iowa, Iowa motorists purchased record-setting amounts of E85 in 2014, totaling nearly 3 million gallons in fourth quarter of FY 2014 and nearly 12 million gallons for the whole year. This represents a 1 million gallon increase over 2013. “The most impressive aspect of this record is that retail gasoline prices dropped significantly in […]

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Iowa motorists hit all time E85 consumption record

Iowa motorists hit all time E85 consumption record

March 18, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,930,635 gallons of E85 in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a record-setting 11,962,764 million gallons in all of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The nearly 12 million gallons of E85 sold in 2014 is more than […]

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Falling DDGS demand could cut ethanol returns up to 30 cents per gallon

Falling DDGS demand could cut ethanol returns up to 30 cents per gallon

March 17, 2015 |

In Iowa, the net contribution of distillers grains to net returns for ethanol production is currently 1:1.25, meaning DDGS is higher in value than ethanol. With DDGS value falling due to cheaper feed grains that are putting pressure on DDGS prices, that price collapse could mean 30 cents per gallon off the return on ethanol […]

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Western Dubuque Biodiesel mothballs until RFS decision made

Western Dubuque Biodiesel mothballs until RFS decision made

March 16, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant has been mothballed until the RFS sets the blending quota for biodiesel. The plant ran at 50% production capacity in 2015, adding 25 cents per gallon to operating costs, which was still below the 57% capacity the 30 million gallon per year plant ran at last year. Dozens […]

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GOP presidential contenders flock to Iowa to tout and derail ethanol

GOP presidential contenders flock to Iowa to tout and derail ethanol

March 9, 2015 |

In Iowa, GOP presidential contenders have begun canvassing the state where not surprisingly ethanol is becoming a hot button issue. Jeb Bush said he supported the RFS but believes the policy should be phased out over the coming years. Scott Walker, on the other hand, flip-flopped his notorious anti-RFS stance and said instead that he […]

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Iowa legislature creates preferential tax rate for B11 and higher

Iowa legislature creates preferential tax rate for B11 and higher

February 24, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to boost the availability and sales of cleaner-burning, locally produced biodiesel. The bill was passed on Tuesday by a vote of 28 to 21 in […]

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Illinois Soybean Association launches B20 Club recognizing fleets

Illinois Soybean Association launches B20 Club recognizing fleets

February 9, 2015 |

In Illinois, to help recognize Illinois-based fleets running on blends of B20 biodiesel, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois have launched the B20 Club. B20 is used in the more than 2,700 vehicles managed by six inaugural members totals more than 2.2 million gallons, which translates into an estimated […]

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Iowa derailment left 3 cars in the Mississippi, 3 burning and 8 leaking ethanol

Iowa derailment left 3 cars in the Mississippi, 3 burning and 8 leaking ethanol

February 5, 2015 |

In Iowa, the rail accident near Dubuque had 14 of 15 cars that derailed carrying ethanol, more than the three reported previously after the accident first happened. Three of the ethanol cars caught fire while three fell into the Mississippi River and another eight are leaking. An unknown number of the railcars were DOT-111s, the […]

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