Tag: Iowa

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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Former DuPont employee gets 42 months in prison for stealing trade secrets

Former DuPont employee gets 42 months in prison for stealing trade secrets

April 18, 2019 |

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, was sentenced Wednesday in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to serve 42 months’ imprisonment as a result of his July 11, 2018, pleas of guilty to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement to the […]

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New study shows biofuels accounts for nearly 3% of Iowa’s GDP

New study shows biofuels accounts for nearly 3% of Iowa’s GDP

March 20, 2019 |

In Iowa, a new study by ABF Economics and commissioned by IRFA shows biofuels create 48,000 Iowa jobs more than $2.5 billion in Iowa household income and that found that biofuels account for over $5 billion of Iowa’s GDP, or roughly three percent. While the study found the ‘importance of the biofuels industry to agriculture […]

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Iowa grants tax benefits to proposed $58.7 million renewable diesel project

Iowa grants tax benefits to proposed $58.7 million renewable diesel project

February 25, 2019 |

In Iowa, ReadiFuels-Iowa, LLC is a newly created entity started by Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) and C&N Biofuels, LLC. The company will utilize a variety of feedstocks to produce approximately 34 million gallons of renewable diesel and renewable naphtha annually – the first facility of its kind in the state. ReadiFuels-Iowa plans to construct […]

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USGC sees ethanol exports reaching 4 billion gallons by 2020

USGC sees ethanol exports reaching 4 billion gallons by 2020

January 30, 2019 |

In Iowa, Successful Farming reports that the chief economist for the US Grains Council has estimated US ethanol exports could reach 4 billion gallons by 2020, more than twice the volume reached in 2017/18 of 1.62 billion gallons, already an all-time record. Last year, exports were shipped to 74 countries and this year, exports are […]

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