In Iowa, Grain Processing Corp has been ordered to pay $1.5 million civil penalties for breaking environmental rules and as part of its settlement must transition to natural gas from coal. The fuel switch will happen by July 2015. Total upgrades to the facility will cost between $15 million and $17 million while operating costs […]
In Iowa, DSM expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol at its $250 million joint venture demo facility with POET in Emmetsburg in July. The companies expect to produce 12 million gallons this year and up to 25 million gallons from next year. The EPA says it expects to announce its RFS blending requirements, including cellulosic […]
In Iowa, the state’s biodiesel board is pushing a proposal that would extend the state’s biodiesel tax credit, set to expire the end of 2014, for a total of five years. So far there has been no political opposition to the tax credit’s proposed extension.
In Iowa, Fiberight is investing $15 million to convert a former ethanol plant in Blairstown to produce fuel using its waste-to-ethanol technology. Already this summer it will start building a garbage sorting, shredding and recycling facility in nearby Marion that will eventually mean 80% of the waste that goes to the area’s landfill will instead […]
In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced that Iowa motorists saved more than $23 million in January alone using E10 ethanol blends, according to data recently released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. Actual savings could exceed $23 million because the Iowa Department of Revenue data does not account for ethanol blending that occurs […]
In Iowa, REG has announced its financial results for FY2013, with a 37% increase in gallons of biodiesel sold and increased revenue by 48%. REG sold 72.9 million gallons of biodiesel, an increase of 89.9% compared to Q4 of 2012; the growth in production was accounted for with the restart of REG’s Mason City plant […]
In Iowa, E85 sales set a new record in 2013, according to Iowa Department of Revenue data. Total E85 sales in 2013 reached 10,854,117 gallons, up nearly 20 percent from 2012 and an increase of more than 130,000 gallons from the previous record in 2011.“Record Iowa E85 sales prove the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) […]
In Iowa, Poet says its $250 million corn stover ethanol plant will be online from June with between 7 million and 12 million gallons of ethanol expected to be produced this year. The facility will have a nameplate capacity of 25 million gallons. Construction of the facility should be done by April.
In Iowa, the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Workshop series aims at fostering cross-disciplinary work between Iowa State University engineers, economists, and scholars of other fields working on biorenewable issues with policy relevance. The next workshop will be held on Friday with presentations by an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa […]
In Iowa, DuPont and the Story County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to develop the first Farm Watch program in Iowa to enhance security and safety of rural residents and farmers. The program will involve rural community citizens in an effort to prevent crime in areas surrounded by farms and large parcels of land. Farm Watch […]