In Iowa, the state’s 3 cents per gallon tax exemption on biodiesel blends of 11% and higher is set to come into force on July 1 and be in effect for the next five years. The legislation was signed into law in February and hailed by the state’s biodiesel board as being a major boon […]
In Iowa, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today released the findings of the latest and largest poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers on their presidential candidate preference. The poll, conducted by Advantage, Inc., is by far the largest sample of likely Republican caucus-goers in a public poll this year, and allowed voters to choose from […]
In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today released results of a new poll showing that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and renewable fuels will be key issues for Iowans in the 2016 general election. The poll, conducted by The Tarrance Group, shows “Iowa voters have an exceptionally favorable view of ethanol, with 72 […]
In Iowa, a federal grant has helped expand a program to educate diesel technicians about biodiesel throughout the Midwest. Working in conjunction with the Iowa Biodiesel Board, the regional Clean Cities initiative makes the “Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians” program available for free at community colleges in Iowa and surrounding states. The Iowa Biodiesel Board and the […]
In Iowa, the state legislature passed legislation that allows E15 infrastructure investments to become eligible for Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure grants. Previously, the infrastructure program funds were only available for blender pumps and dispensers offering E85. However, the new provision allows funds to be used for dispensing equipment upgrades that make registered E15 available to 2001 […]
In Iowa, the state’s economic development director is supporting legislation that would put $15 million a year towards tax credits to encourage ethanol and biodiesel producers to also produce chemicals. Demand for biofuels is seen as flat moving forward but bolting on biochemical production could help boost the industry by 20% to 30%.
In Iowa, two additional Kum & Go locations in the greater Des Moines-area are now offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles. The most recent Kum & Go stations offering registered E15 are located at 5830 SE 14th St. in Des Moines and 165 SW Magazine Rd. in Ankeny. On April 27, 2015, Kum & […]
In Idaho, Canyon County Commissioners voted 2-1 against a conditional use permit for a would-be barley and potato-based ethanol plant outside of Caldwell. Demeter Bio-Resources has a food processing facility that it wanted to co-locate an ethanol plant at, requiring the conditional use permit, but the local authorities turned down the application following hours of […]
In Iowa, Big Ox Energy has begun construction on its $30 million biogas plant that will use industrial agriculture waste as feedstock to be used as 10 million gallons per year of diesel equivalent transportation fuel. The facility should be online in about 12 months.
In Iowa, Kum & Go announced that it will begin offering E15 as a fuel option. The first station, located at 7229 University Avenue in Windsor Heights, Iowa will open on April 30. Over the next two years, Kum & Go plans to make E15 available at more than 65 stores across Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, […]