Tag: Iowa

Iowa State establishes bioenergy research farm

Iowa State establishes bioenergy research farm

July 4, 2019 |

In Iowa, Iowa State University is highly dedicated to bioenergy crops and has established a bioenergy research farm just southwest of Ames, coined as the Sustainable Advanced Bioeconomy Research (SABR) Farm. SABR is funded by the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) out of the University of Illinois. Corn and soybeans were planted […]

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REG launches new website chock full of resources on biofuels

REG launches new website chock full of resources on biofuels

July 1, 2019 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group has launched a new website, regi.com, that includes hundreds of resources about cleaner fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel, offering a wealth of information to people wanting to learn more about emission-cutting fuels and the nation’s largest biodiesel producer.  The website is intended to serve a wide variety of visitors, including […]

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POET plans to shift corn supplies between deficit and surplus regions during tight season

POET plans to shift corn supplies between deficit and surplus regions during tight season

June 27, 2019 |

In Iowa, POET told local press that it has a strategy in place to battle the likely shortfall of corn in Iowa and Indiana this season by shifting corn supplies among its 27 facilities across the Midwest where corn has been 100% or nearly 100% planted on schedule. The company also highlighted that though this […]

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Iowa State University researchers find biochar ideal for slow-release fertilizer

Iowa State University researchers find biochar ideal for slow-release fertilizer

June 20, 2019 |

In Iowa, Iowa State University researchers weren’t looking for a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality, but they may have found one. Researchers looking to add value to biochar – a solid, porous co-product of heating corn stalks and other sources of biomass to produce liquid bio-oil in a process called […]

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Some Iowans question Biden’s biofuel stance due to former role in reducing RFS mandate

Some Iowans question Biden’s biofuel stance due to former role in reducing RFS mandate

June 11, 2019 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is touring the state as part of his campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for President where he’s coming face to face with his 2014 involvement with cutting biofuel blending mandates to help struggling refiners. His campaign platform strongly supports advanced biofuels and increasing its […]

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Trump to visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant on June 11

Trump to visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant on June 11

June 5, 2019 |

In Iowa, local press reports that President Trump’s visit to the state has been confirmed with a visit to the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant in Council Bluffs on June 11. Currently in the UK, he will return to promote the recent approval of year-round E15 by touring the plant before attending a private […]

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Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

May 30, 2019 |

In Iowa, the Gazette newspaper reports that the White House has confirmed President Trump will visit Iowa on June 11 to attend a private Republican party fundraiser in West Des Moines and presumably to announce the implementation of year-round E15 blending, but the article didn’t confirm the rumored visit to an ethanol plant during the […]

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Trump may visit Iowa ethanol plant to launch year-round E15

Trump may visit Iowa ethanol plant to launch year-round E15

May 22, 2019 |

In Iowa, Bloomberg reports that a visit by President Trump to an ethanol plant in the state over the next couple of weeks is a likely indication that year-round E15 will indeed be ready for the start of the summer driving season, with both Iowa senators and the governor invited to attend the event. To […]

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REG teams with Broo Oil to supply heating oil in the Northeast

REG teams with Broo Oil to supply heating oil in the Northeast

May 6, 2019 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group and Broco Oil Company announced a partnership to provide cleaner fuel options to heating oil dealers in the Northeast. The companies are working together to provide a state-of-the-art blending facility in Haverhill, MA. The partnership between REG and Broco is an agreement to provide Bioheat®* from the Haverhill location. Terminal […]

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Major Iowa trucking group finds biodiesel blends both sustainable and profitable

Major Iowa trucking group finds biodiesel blends both sustainable and profitable

May 2, 2019 |

In Iowa, working with Renewable Energy Group, trucking giant Ruan Transportation has confirmed that using biodiesel blends in its fleet is both sustainable and profitable. The Iowa-based trucking firm has more than 300 locations nationwide and a fleet that travels 350 million miles a year. Among the benefits of biodiesel blends to Ruan are: • […]

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