Tag: Iowa

Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

In Iowa, a survey of registered voters asserts that 77% of respondents support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply, and 69% said a Congressional candidate’s position on the RFS was “very” or “somewhat” important. The study shows Iowans have a positive opinion about biodiesel in general. Additionally, after a series of […]

August 24, 2014 More

King of the Netherlands to attend Project LIBERTY opening Sept. 3

In Iowa, Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The King will take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony to perform the formal opening activity, scheduled for […]

August 22, 2014 More

Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

In Iowa, Poet-DSM expects to open its Project Liberty facility in Emmetsburg on Sept. 3. The cellulosic ethanol facility will produce 20 million gallons per year at first but will then ramp up to 25 million gallons. The opening event will include a tour, lunch and a flyover by a biofuel-powered airplane squad. Biomass is currently […]

August 14, 2014 More

US Trade Rep gets an earful about biodiesel during Iowa visit

In Iowa, hosting a U.S. Trade Representative on his family farm outside Des Moines, Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, took the opportunity to discuss trade issues relevant to biodiesel. This included the threat imported biodiesel poses to the domestic market and to the success of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. Ambassador […]

August 13, 2014 More

Couple settles out of court with DuPont over stover storage location

In Iowa, the couple who had sued DuPont for setting up large-scale biomass storage for its ethanol plant in Nevada, saying it was a risk for their rural property, have settled out of court and dropped the suit. No comments were made regarding the value of the settlement or whether the couple still felt the […]

August 7, 2014 More

Potential Republican presidential candidates face ethanol scrutiny in Iowa

In Iowa, Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are touring the state this week ahead of possible campaigns for the US presidency, but their less-than-supportive stances regarding ethanol may hurt both of their chances in the first Republican primary. Cruz has put forward a bill eliminating the RFS while Paul says the policy […]

August 7, 2014 More

Murphy USA quadruples its E15, E85 and biodiesel line-up in Iowa

In Iowa, Murphy USA has just converted four stations to now offer E15, E85 and biodiesel in Iowa, providing Iowa motorists with more low-cost, cleaner-burning fueling options. The Murphy USA stations in Fort Dodge, Mason City, Clinton and Davenport joined the previously converted Indianola location in offering more renewable fuels blends. In accordance with summertime […]

August 3, 2014 More

Study shows better yield potential for miscanthus in Iowa

In Iowa, miscanthus would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa, according to research by agronomists at Iowa State University. The research indicates that miscanthus, a towering grass native to Asia, could have a major role to play in the future of Iowa agriculture, both as a source of biomass for energy and […]

July 28, 2014 More

Biomass stackyard catches fire at Project Liberty

In Iowa, a fire broke out on Saturday night at the Poet-DSM Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant that is getting ready to come online. The fire broke out in the biomass stackyard that cold hold up to three weeks of feedstock supply. It wasn’t immediate clear how much of the feedstock had been destroyed but […]

July 22, 2014 More

Iowa governor slams EPA for missing yet another RFS deadline

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad slammed the EPA during his weekly press conference for having failed to announce the 2014 RFS, missing yet another deadline at the end of June. He says that as a result of the indecision, corn prices have fallen to below $4 a bushel—below the cost of production—from $5.50.  

July 15, 2014 More