Tag: Iowa

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

July 29, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up to 54% discount per gallon compared to Des Moines Rack Average clear regular gasoline.  However, retail gasoline prices (E10) in Iowa are reported at $2.68, […]

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Biogas! The big cellulosic fuel breakthrough?

Biogas! The big cellulosic fuel breakthrough?

July 26, 2015 |

Already, biogas as a renewable fuel is accounting for 90% of all cellulosic RIN production under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Food and paper manufacturers, ethanol & biodiesel plants, cities, landfill operators, and animal feeding operations stand to benefit.  How does it work? We spoke with EcoEngineers CEO, Shashi Menon. It’s the “quiet monster” that’s turning […]

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Iowa city approves rail easement for planned ethanol modal station

Iowa city approves rail easement for planned ethanol modal station

July 23, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Le Mars city council has approved a rail easement agreement and a $300,000 loan towards building a rail spur for a proposed $3.1 million ethanol transfer facility. The plans include 300,000 gallons of storage and transfer equipment to allow the transfer of ethanol from one mode of transport to another.

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Plymouth Energy cuts GHGs, natural gas and electricity consumption with Enogen

Plymouth Energy cuts GHGs, natural gas and electricity consumption with Enogen

July 20, 2015 |

In Iowa, Plymouth Energy has found using Enogen corn not only increased its production yields by about 12% per day but also reduced natural gas consumption per gallon, reduced electricity consumption per gallon and in turn reduced greenhouse gas emissions from ethanol produced at what it says was already an efficient plant. The changes are […]

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E85 drops to more than $1 lower than wholesale gasoline

E85 drops to more than $1 lower than wholesale gasoline

July 12, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program detailed that E85 is priced at up to a $1.14 discount to petroleum-based gasoline, a 50% overall discount per gallon and representing a savings, on an energy-density or cost per mile basis, or up to 29% lower. According to the wholesale price listings, E85 […]

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Iowa’s B11 and higher tax credit comes into effect July 1

Iowa’s B11 and higher tax credit comes into effect July 1

June 30, 2015 |

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 […]

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RFS supporters lead crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: Iowa poll

RFS supporters lead crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: Iowa poll

June 21, 2015 |

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 […]

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In Key Swing State, 57% of Voters Less Likely to Support RFS Opponent

In Key Swing State, 57% of Voters Less Likely to Support RFS Opponent

June 21, 2015 |

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 […]

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Grant supports biodiesel education program for mechanics throughout Midwest

Grant supports biodiesel education program for mechanics throughout Midwest

June 10, 2015 |

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 […]

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Iowa Legislature OKs E15 infrastructure investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels grants

Iowa Legislature OKs E15 infrastructure investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels grants

June 6, 2015 |

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 […]

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