Tag: Iowa

Iowa legislature to look at tax credits for using biofuel byproducts in chemicals

Iowa legislature to look at tax credits for using biofuel byproducts in chemicals

October 21, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s Economic Development Authority Board wants to see the legislature take up a proposal next year that would establish a tax credit for companies using productions derived from ethanol production for chemicals, such as corn oil for plastics. The policy is aimed at supply chain companies, not “anchor companies” like ADM and […]

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Iowa State ag economists says corn prices rather than policy impact E10

Iowa State ag economists says corn prices rather than policy impact E10

September 24, 2014 |

In Iowa, researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have released a study showing that the effects of increasing ethanol mandates that are physically feasible to meet on the price of E10 are close to zero. This result is robust to different gasoline supply elasticities and gasoline export demand elasticities. The […]

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DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol from Iowa facility

DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol from Iowa facility

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the selection of Murex LLC to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30-million-gallon-per-year plant in Nevada, Iowa. By choosing Murex as its marketing partner, DuPont adds an industry veteran to its team. In addition to Murex’s strong presence in the domestic ethanol market, the company has been the […]

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Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association so hopes that reports of vice president Joe Biden turning his back on biofuels at the behest of a Pennsylvania congressman loyal to the Carlyle Group and their refinery in his district are untrue that it has published a full page ad asking the question in the Des […]

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Planet E85 reports four new Speedway service stations with E85 pumps

Planet E85 reports four new Speedway service stations with E85 pumps

September 15, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Planet E85 forum on new Speedway E85 pumps reports new ones at four Speedway service stations in Burbank and North Aurora, Illinois, Findlay, Ohio, and Menominee Falls, Wisconsin.  

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Iowa Biodiesel Board names REG CFO Chad Stone as next chair of the board

Iowa Biodiesel Board names REG CFO Chad Stone as next chair of the board

September 12, 2014 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group (REG) Chief Financial Officer Chad Stone has been named the next chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. IBB has a nine member executive board of directors, and Stone has served on that board since 2010. Last year, Stone was voted one of the top 300 people in the bioeconomy in […]

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Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

September 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, Corn Oil ONE has broken ground for its new distillers corn oil facility in Council Bluffs, to be collocated with a Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant. The plant will purify constituents out of distillers corn oil with a patent-pending process. The purified product will “improve the efficiency, efficacy and economics of biodiesel […]

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Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, after tipping earlier in the year that there were substantial opportunities in Brazil and Argentina for corn ethanol expansion, “Ethanol Baron” Bruce Rastetter and his Summit Group have announced a $140 million corn ethanol project for Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso state. Summit Group will finance the project through its US […]

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Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, IngeniOz has produced a 100% pure vodka, claiming to be the purest vodka in the world. The process is based out of Iowa State University and involves alcohol production by the fermentation of corn syrup and starch and then distilling the product six times. IngeniOz vodka is treated further by ozone oxidation, activated carbon […]

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Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the winners of its “Champion of Renewable Fuels” awards for state legislators. The IRFA PAC Board awarded state legislators seeking reelection who maintained a clear voting record supporting renewable fuels and displayed leadership for renewable fuels in the Iowa Legislature. Winners include Senators: Sen. Bill Anderson                  SD […]

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