Tag: Iowa

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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Ethanol crush continues to fall to -5.91 cents/gal

Ethanol crush continues to fall to -5.91 cents/gal

October 23, 2018 |

In Iowa, Platts reports that its crush margin tracker shows corn-based ethanol plants in the Midwest continue to run at a negative margin, falling to 5.91 cents/gal on Monday compared to 5.31 cents/gal on October 15. Ethanol stocks continue to rise even with falling production, further weighing on prices and cutting into margins despite low […]

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Iowa retailers team up to promote Pink at the Pump® campaign with E15

Iowa retailers team up to promote Pink at the Pump® campaign with E15

October 3, 2018 |

In Iowa, more than 50 E15 retailers across the state have teamed with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Hormel Institute for October’s Pink at the Pump® campaign to fight breast cancer with cleaner-burning E15. Participating Iowa E15 retailers will donate 3-cents of every gallon of E15 sold during the entire month of October to NBCF […]

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Trade disruptions impacting soybean, corn and ethanol industries

Trade disruptions impacting soybean, corn and ethanol industries

September 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, a new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are having on Iowa’s economy. The CARD study calculated that Iowa’s soybean industry faces losing between $159 million and $891 million. The state’s corn industry may lose between […]

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