Tag: Iowa

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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PMCI rebrands as FUELIowa

PMCI rebrands as FUELIowa

January 29, 2019 |

In Iowa, the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI) is launching a new brand, name, and logo. Effective immediately, PMCI is now FUELIowa. The statewide association represents fuel distributors, cooperatives, convenience and grocery stores, refiners, biofuel producers and other industry firms. According to association representatives, the new branding strategy succinctly captures the important […]

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Iowa governor wants to include $3 million for renewable fuels infrastructure in 2019 budget

Iowa governor wants to include $3 million for renewable fuels infrastructure in 2019 budget

January 15, 2019 |

In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal Jan. 15. Included in her budget was $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers incorporate blender pumps, storage tanks and other necessary equipment to offer higher blends of biofuels. In response, Iowa Renewable Fuels […]

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City OKs Agri-Trading Corp’s request to expand rail line use for biodiesel feedstock transportation

City OKs Agri-Trading Corp’s request to expand rail line use for biodiesel feedstock transportation

January 8, 2019 |

In Iowa, the Sioux City City Council has agreed to allow Agri-Trading Corp to expand its use of the City’s rail lines in response to increased demand for the animal tallow the company sources from local businesses and exports, primarily to Louisiana for biodiesel feedstock. The company agreed with the City last year to use […]

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Iowa biodiesel production broke record in 2018 at 365 million gallons

Iowa biodiesel production broke record in 2018 at 365 million gallons

January 2, 2019 |

In Iowa, after a slight decrease in 2017, Iowa’s 12 biodiesel plants rebounded with a record-breaking 365 million gallons of biodiesel production in 2018. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw said the increased production was largely due to the plummeting level of biodiesel imports following a verdict against Argentina and Indonesia for […]

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Bloomberg heads to Iowa to promote biofuels ahead of potential presidential bid

Bloomberg heads to Iowa to promote biofuels ahead of potential presidential bid

December 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, the New York Post reports that the former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg was touring the state as part of a potential plan to launch a presidential bid as a Democrat. Bloomberg had previously criticized the use of corn for ethanol as bad energy policy but has since changed his tune, saying […]

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Wet autumn leads to increased vomitoxin in the Midwest corn crop

Wet autumn leads to increased vomitoxin in the Midwest corn crop

November 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports this autumn’s wet weather has led to increased cases of vomitoxin in the region’s corn crop which due to negative impacts on livestock and humans alike can cause cancelation of shipments or fines to farmers. Although ethanol can be produced from corn infected with the fungus, higher ratios of clean corn […]

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