Tag: Iowa

Branstad, Growth Energy team up for 2016 Iowa biofuels campaign “America’s Renewable Future”

Branstad, Growth Energy team up for 2016 Iowa biofuels campaign “America’s Renewable Future”

January 26, 2015 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Growth Energy has formed America’s Renewable Future aimed to bring biofuels policy back into the spotlight on the 2016 campaign trail amidst low oil prices and numerous setbacks. The need to lobby in the biggest biofuels producing state in the country demonstrates a new landscape in the renewables industry, […]

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2014 Iowa biodiesel production down amidst policy uncertainty

2014 Iowa biodiesel production down amidst policy uncertainty

January 12, 2015 |

In Iowa, 2014 biodiesel production went down from 2013 numbers, coming in at 227 million gallons, 3 million gallons down from the 2013 record of 230 million gallons. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association attributed the drop to policy instability as Congress allowed the federal biodiesel blenders tax credit to expire, renewing it only in mid-December, […]

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Iowa bus company adds biodiesel blends with REG

Iowa bus company adds biodiesel blends with REG

January 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, the CyRide bus company in Ames that serves the city and Iowa State University has contracted REG to supply 350,000 gallons of biodiesel-diesel blends annually, to fuel 78 buses. Blends will be up to B20. The deal is the company’s first supply agreement to a city and offers a higher biodiesel blend than the […]

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2014 Iowa ethanol production peaks at 3.9 billion gallons

2014 Iowa ethanol production peaks at 3.9 billion gallons

January 5, 2015 |

In Iowa, ethanol production totaled 3.9 billion gallons during 2014, up from 3.7 billion gallons the previous three years, according to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). Iowa continues to be the number one ethanol producing state, and is estimated to account for roughly 27 percent of national ethanol production in 2014.  For the first time, […]

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REG completes acquisition of Petrotec

REG completes acquisition of Petrotec

December 30, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Renewable Energy Group announced its wholly-owned subsidiary has completed the acquisition of IC Green Energy’s (ICG) majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG. REG European Holdings B.V. purchased ICG’s 69 percent equity ownership in Petrotec AG for US $20.9 million, or US $1.235 per share, paid in 2,070,538 newly-issued […]

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Iowa’s gas stations looking for grants to replace underground storage tanks

Iowa’s gas stations looking for grants to replace underground storage tanks

December 29, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa is asking state legislators to expand an existing grant program that helps retail stations offset the cost of installing E85 pumps to include those compatible with E100. Such a move would allow stations to replace their existing underground storage tanks, many of which are reaching […]

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Iowa hits ethanol production record in 2014 of 3.9 billion gallons

Iowa hits ethanol production record in 2014 of 3.9 billion gallons

December 29, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state produced a record 3.9 billion gallons of ethanol in 2014 from 43 facilities, in large part thanks to a bumper corn crop that brought the price of feedstock down to create very profitable margins. High gas prices for much of the year as well as increased demand for ethanol exports also […]

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Leifmark teams with New Holland on biomass harvesting technology

Leifmark teams with New Holland on biomass harvesting technology

December 19, 2014 |

In Iowa, Leifmark, LLC and New Holland Agriculture teamed up to test equipment and methods used to gather, bale, and store the corn stover left behind after the grain harvest in two Iowa cornfields in early November. Paul Kamp, Leifmark’s Chicago-based partner, coordinated the 520-bale collection. “Using local specialists and best practices, we showed stover […]

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Iowan drivers consumed 3.3 million gallons of E85 during Q3, up 12%

Iowan drivers consumed 3.3 million gallons of E85 during Q3, up 12%

December 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 3,341,822 gallons of E85 in the third quarter of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The more than 3.3 million gallons of E85 sold is the third highest E85 sales in any quarter on record, and a more […]

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Iowa associations lobby Washington for Senate passage of biodiesel blenders credit

Iowa associations lobby Washington for Senate passage of biodiesel blenders credit

December 8, 2014 |

In Washington, the Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association organized a fly-in-to-lobby day in Washington, D.C. to reinstate the $1-per-gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit. The measure, which expired nearly a year ago, was reinstated in a retroactive package of tax incentives which the House recently passed. The bill will soon head to the Senate, […]

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