Tag: Iowa

County approves LOI with Elite Octane to move forward on ethanol facility

County approves LOI with Elite Octane to move forward on ethanol facility

February 23, 2017 |

In Iowa, the Elite Octane project set for Atlantic has been pulled from the brink after the Cass County Board of Commissioners approved a letter of intent with the project’s developers, agreeing to invest $4.4 million in infrastructure improvements including roads and a pipeline to transport gray water from the community’s wastewater treatment plant for […]

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Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

February 22, 2017 |

In Iowa, Pine Lake Corn Processors has become the first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (ICE) membrane solution to increase production capacity and improve overall plant efficiency. Pine Lake, located at Steamboat Rock, Iowa, operates at 35 MMgy dry mill ethanol plant. Whitefox’s bolt-on ICE solution gives the plant an […]

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POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels to build on-site enzyme manufacturing at Project Liberty

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels to build on-site enzyme manufacturing at Project Liberty

February 16, 2017 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, pending state and local approvals. The facility will be integrated into the Project Liberty technology package, replicable in future facilities. For Project Liberty, the OSM will directly pipe enzymes into the Liberty production process without requiring downstream processing, stabilizers and […]

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Iowa’s biofuel industry urges Pruitt to reject point of obligation petition

Iowa’s biofuel industry urges Pruitt to reject point of obligation petition

February 16, 2017 |

In Iowa, with the U.S. Senate on the cusp of approving Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a broad coalition of Iowa farmers, renewable fuel producers, and retailers urged Pruitt to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by rejecting the petition to change the successful program’s point of obligation.  The […]

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Elite Octane deal falls through on back of power price negotiations

Elite Octane deal falls through on back of power price negotiations

February 9, 2017 |

In Iowa, the attempt to develop the Elite Octane ethanol plant in Atlantic fell apart last week after negotiations with the local utility broke down when after agreeing on 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour the company came back asking for 5.6 cents in line with what other companies are reportedly paying. As the utility has […]

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Ethanol margins slip into negative as policy pressures weigh on demand

Ethanol margins slip into negative as policy pressures weigh on demand

February 6, 2017 |

In Iowa, Iowa State University research shows that ethanol-blending margins have turned negative in the past two weeks following high margins that led to consistently record production for more than 14 weeks. In the meantime, stocks have risen to a nine-week high and with exports to China drying up and questions about the future of […]

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EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

February 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, Edeniq and Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Little Sioux Corn Processors’ registration of its 150 million gallon per year Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production. Under the terms of its license agreements with ADM and Little Sioux, Edeniq uses its Pathway Technology to measure […]

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DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

January 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, DuPont is working with Nevada city authorities and Underwriters Laboratories to find ways to better put out corn stover fires to help reduce losses like DuPont suffered this summer when lightning strikes set their stover storage ablaze. Lab tests will soon be underway with a foam extinguishing agent to see how it works […]

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Iowan city OKs development phase of $9 million biogas upgrading project

Iowan city OKs development phase of $9 million biogas upgrading project

January 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, Sioux City’s city council has approved $1.3 million in engineering fees to move forward a product that would clean and upgrade methane produced at its wastewater treatment plant, potentially injecting it into the national gas grid or using it in local fleet vehicles. The $9 million project would use biogas that is currently […]

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Iowa Energy Plan open for public comment

Iowa Energy Plan open for public comment

January 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, after a year of planning, hard work and collaboration with stakeholders from around the state, including working group members, state agencies, industry organizations, and members of the public, the Iowa Energy Plan is final and available for review. A total of 15 objectives and 45 strategies make up the Iowa Energy Plan including […]

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