Tag: Iowa

Hillary Clinton out and proud about her support of RFS and ethanol overall

Hillary Clinton out and proud about her support of RFS and ethanol overall

August 26, 2015 |

In Iowa, Hillary Clinton has come out strongly in favor of ethanol as part of her rural development policy platform. She would seek to strengthen the RFS, to boost use of higher blends such as E15 and E85 as well as promote the development of advanced biofuels. From tax breaks to grants to supporting young […]

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Iowa grant program opens again to help retailers offset costs of E15 pumps

Iowa grant program opens again to help retailers offset costs of E15 pumps

August 19, 2015 |

In Iowa, fuel retailers wishing to offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles now have assistance available to them through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association led a coalition of ethanol supporters in the passage of legislation this year to expand eligibility for the highly successful state infrastructure program, allowing […]

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Iowa Biodiesel Board survey shows how important biodiesel is to presidential voters

Iowa Biodiesel Board survey shows how important biodiesel is to presidential voters

August 17, 2015 |

In Iowa, as the parade of presidential hopefuls continues at the Iowa State Fair this week, the Iowa Biodiesel Board reminds them just how important biodiesel is to the state’s voters. According to the group’s annual independent public opinion research, the state trade association said 76 percent of voters in Iowa widely support expanding the Renewable […]

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Iowa and Nebraska governors launch statewide pump labeling initiatives

Iowa and Nebraska governors launch statewide pump labeling initiatives

August 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, Governors of the nation’s top two ethanol-producing states jointly announced the launch of a statewide pump labeling initiative to promote the American Ethanol brand. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad have announced the implementation of new fuel pump labels featuring the American Ethanol brand. The American Ethanol brand will provide […]

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Jeb Bush gets off the fence and aims to phase out RFS

Jeb Bush gets off the fence and aims to phase out RFS

August 5, 2015 |

In Iowa, Jeb Bush has come out against the RFS after having been evasive on the issue since the start of his Presidential campaign, saying that though the policy worked for a time it needs to be phased out. He says instead, the best way to energy security is to let markets work. Republicans are […]

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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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