Tag: Iowa

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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Iowa approves funding for state blender pump program for higher biofuel blends

Iowa approves funding for state blender pump program for higher biofuel blends

May 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) – a move that will spur economic activity across the state and support Iowa farmers, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. RFIP provides cost-share dollars to fuel retailers to install blender pumps and other […]

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POET overtakes ADM as largest ethanol producer

POET overtakes ADM as largest ethanol producer

April 30, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that as ADM scales down its ethanol production to 1.6 billion gallons of installed capacity, POET has filled the gap and taken over the former’s spot at top US producer with 2 billion gallons expected by 2019 and 1.9 billion gallons set for 2018. Previously the companies were neck and neck […]

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Hero BX teams with Iowa Renewable Energy to manufacture and market biodiesel

Hero BX teams with Iowa Renewable Energy to manufacture and market biodiesel

April 24, 2018 |

In Iowa, biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC, doing business as Hero BX, recently announced a strategic partnership with Iowa Renewable Energy LLC based in Washington, Iowa, to manufacture and market biodiesel from IRE’s Iowa facility. “It has been my ambition to expand the biodiesel expertise harvested from our flagship plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, nationwide much […]

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Iowa blender pump founds run out again thanks to high demand

Iowa blender pump founds run out again thanks to high demand

March 29, 2018 |

In Iowa, due to rising retailer interest in offering higher blends of biofuels, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Wednesday awarded all of its remaining FY18 funds during its third quarter meeting. During the third of its four scheduled meetings, the RFIP board awarded funds to 15 projects for retailers around the state to install […]

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Iowa Adds 12 New E15 Stations in 2018

Iowa Adds 12 New E15 Stations in 2018

March 8, 2018 |

In Iowa, the state has added a dozen new E15 stations. Drivers can now buy the fuel at 158 fueling stations statewide. Iowa-based Casey’s General Store added the most new stations, including locations in Sioux Center, Akron, Cedar Rapids, and Lone Tree. Kum & Go, Kwik Star, and Key Cooperative each added two new stations […]

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New study shows RIN cap in exchange for year-round E15 is a bad deal

New study shows RIN cap in exchange for year-round E15 is a bad deal

March 7, 2018 |

In Iowa, any action to artificially cap Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices in exchange for an RVP waiver allowing year-round sale of E15 would be a bad deal for rural America and the nation’s consumers, according to a new economic analysis released Tuesday. Such a tradeoff would result in reduced ethanol consumption, a drop in […]

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POET and Andritz head to arbitration over 2G ethanol technology dispute

POET and Andritz head to arbitration over 2G ethanol technology dispute

February 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Argus Leader reports that POET’s $33 million dispute with Andritz for breach of contract, misrepresentation and fraud as well as its $7 million counter-claim against POET will move to arbitration after court arguments that disputes be settled out of court through arbitration processes. POET argues the cellulosic ethanol technology it hired Andritz […]

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