Tag: Iowa

Former biofuels promoter awaits sentencing for failure to pay income taxes

Former biofuels promoter awaits sentencing for failure to pay income taxes

June 27, 2016 |

In Iowa, a former fundraiser for Energae LP that was a significant owner of Permeate Refining is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to failure to pay federal income taxes for employees working at the ethanol plant. He could spend up to five years in prisons and pay monetary penalities. He was indicted on multiple counts […]

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US ethanol producers seen heading towards consolidation

US ethanol producers seen heading towards consolidation

June 14, 2016 |

In Iowa, ethanol producers are on the hunt to boost scale and improve efficiency thanks to improved margins that give them the wiggle room to make required investments. That trend also includes consolidations, as demonstrated by moves to buy up Abengoa’s US ethanol assets as well as HC2 Holdings looking to take over The Andersons’ […]

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Researchers find fertilizer runoff from soy and corn not as high as thought

Researchers find fertilizer runoff from soy and corn not as high as thought

May 25, 2016 |

In Iowa, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering researchers Chris Jones, Keith Schilling, and Kung-Sik Chan, along with colleagues at the Iowa Soybean Association, evaluated water monitoring results from more than 7,000 water samples collected in the Raccoon River watershed of Central Iowa from 1999-2014. The team also had access to fertilization data for 700 fields in the […]

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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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