Tag: Iowa

Iowa extends Renewable Fuels Infrastructure funding through 2017

Iowa extends Renewable Fuels Infrastructure funding through 2017

May 22, 2016 |

In Iowa, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, through June 30, 2017. The most recent Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board meeting set records by awarding 68 projects with $3.2 […]

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Project LIBERTY ramping up to full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity

Project LIBERTY ramping up to full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity

May 3, 2016 |

In Iowa, Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. Last year’s startup phase yielded great experience that will benefit subsequent plants and the learning continues each day as POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels works to make […]

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Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

May 1, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state’s very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The IRFA recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering […]

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Iowa extends biofuels incentives through 2024

Iowa extends biofuels incentives through 2024

April 28, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s senate has unanimously approved a bill to extend incentives for ethanol and biodiesel blending through 2024 rather than ending in 2017 as planned, with the house voting 88-6 in favor. The bill now goes to the governor for signature. The bill extends the E85 tax credit, E15 credit, the B5 credit […]

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Study shows biofuel movements through Iowa via rail

Study shows biofuel movements through Iowa via rail

April 26, 2016 |

In Iowa, a new study released by the Iowa departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and Emergency Management reveals insights into the transportation by rail of crude oil and biofuels around and through Iowa. The study, thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, used a series of interviews and meetings with […]

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Iowa Senate extends biofuel tax credits through 2025

Iowa Senate extends biofuel tax credits through 2025

April 14, 2016 |

In Iowa, the state’s entire Senate approved to extend biodiesel and ethanol blending tax credits set to expire in 2018 through to 2025 with an added incentive for higher blends of both biofuels. With uncertainty surrounding biofuels at the national level, the state-level legislation is meant to help provide the industry with more policy sustainability […]

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Iowa’s 2015 biofuel production soards

Iowa’s 2015 biofuel production soards

April 12, 2016 |

In Iowa, a report from the state’s department of revenue found during 2015 the amount of E10 gasoline sold equaled 1,319.4 million gallons, E85 gasoline sold equaled 13.2 million gallons, E20 gasoline sold equaled 2.5 million gallons, and E15 gasoline sold equaled 6.2 million gallons, with 90.3% sold through registered pumps. Combined, the five ethanol […]

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Iowa governor signs renewable chemical tax credit into law

Iowa governor signs renewable chemical tax credit into law

April 7, 2016 |

In Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and many stakeholders were on Iowa State University’s campus to witness the governor’s signing of Senate File 2300. This legislation was outlined in the Governor’s 2016 Condition of the State Address and will represent the next generation in production of renewable bio-chemicals. The bill relates to […]

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Metabolix signs MOU with CJ to produce PHAs at Fort Dodge, Iowa facility

Metabolix signs MOU with CJ to produce PHAs at Fort Dodge, Iowa facility

April 4, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, Metabolix has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to produce specialty PHAs with CJ CheilJedang Corporation at a 10 kiloton PHA production unit at CJ’s Fort Dodge, Iowa facility. Under the agreement, Metabolix will buy the speciality PHAs, including its recently launched amorphous PHA, which can be used as a multifunctional additive, and […]

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Poet thinks Project Liberty could be at full production capacity by year’s end

Poet thinks Project Liberty could be at full production capacity by year’s end

March 23, 2016 |

In Iowa, Poet says its Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant could be operating at full production capacity by the end of the year. The facility has already shipped tanker-loads of the fuel but the company declined to say exactly how much was sent out. The facility’s main challenge is dealing with large quantities of corn […]

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