Tag: Iowa

Iowa retailers team up to promote Pink at the Pump® campaign with E15

Iowa retailers team up to promote Pink at the Pump® campaign with E15

October 3, 2018 |

In Iowa, more than 50 E15 retailers across the state have teamed with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Hormel Institute for October’s Pink at the Pump® campaign to fight breast cancer with cleaner-burning E15. Participating Iowa E15 retailers will donate 3-cents of every gallon of E15 sold during the entire month of October to NBCF […]

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Trade disruptions impacting soybean, corn and ethanol industries

Trade disruptions impacting soybean, corn and ethanol industries

September 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, a new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are having on Iowa’s economy. The CARD study calculated that Iowa’s soybean industry faces losing between $159 million and $891 million. The state’s corn industry may lose between […]

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to install Whitefox ICE membrane technology

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to install Whitefox ICE membrane technology

September 19, 2018 |

In Iowa, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC and Whitefox Technologies have reached an agreement to install a Whitefox ICE advanced membrane dehydration system at the SIRE plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This will be Whitefox’s eighth installation in the U.S. and its second installation in Iowa, the leading ethanol producing state. The first ICE installation in Iowa was at Pine Lake […]

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Federal grand jury indicts three in $511 million biodiesel tax fraud scheme

Federal grand jury indicts three in $511 million biodiesel tax fraud scheme

August 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, a federal grand jury sitting in the District of Utah has returned an indictment charging the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), a Utah-based biodiesel company, and a California businessman with laundering proceeds of a mail fraud scheme, which obtained over $511 million in renewable fuel tax credits from the Internal […]

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Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

August 16, 2018 |

In Iowa, Congressman Steve King says that rather than a $12 billion bailout to farmers as a result of negative impacts from the trade war with China and other major importing countries, the White House should instead approve higher blends of ethanol year-round, not just E15 but also E30 while further promoting E85. Farmers want […]

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RFA launches ad campaign targeting EPA administrator while in Iowa

RFA launches ad campaign targeting EPA administrator while in Iowa

August 14, 2018 |

In Washington, coinciding with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s visit to Iowa this week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is launching a week-long ad campaign in the state, urging the agency to follow the direction of President Trump by maintaining a strong Renewable Fuel Standard and approving year-round access to 15% ethanol (E15) blends. These actions […]

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Iowa Renewable Fuels Association launches speakers bureau online

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association launches speakers bureau online

August 2, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the launch of a resource designed to make finding Iowa’s biodiesel experts easier than a Google search. The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live on the IRFA website. It is a collection of biodiesel experts from across the state who share the goal of educating Iowans […]

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Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on EPA to uphold the President’s commitments to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy […]

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Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets, lying to the FBI

July 11, 2018 |

In Iowa, Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of trade secret theft and one count of making a false statement or representation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As part of his guilty plea, Isler admitted that during August […]

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Elite Octane comes online just in time to flood pre-holiday DDGS market

Elite Octane comes online just in time to flood pre-holiday DDGS market

July 4, 2018 |

In Iowa, Platts reports that Elite Octane’s new 120 million gallon per year ethanol plant started crushing corn this week, just in time to load extra supplies of DDGS on the local market ahead of the holiday weekend when stocks are high and demand is low. Some plants are offering DDGS at a $20/ton discount […]

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