Tag: Iowa

Planet E85 reports four new Speedway service stations with E85 pumps

Planet E85 reports four new Speedway service stations with E85 pumps

September 15, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Planet E85 forum on new Speedway E85 pumps reports new ones at four Speedway service stations in Burbank and North Aurora, Illinois, Findlay, Ohio, and Menominee Falls, Wisconsin.  

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Iowa Biodiesel Board names REG CFO Chad Stone as next chair of the board

Iowa Biodiesel Board names REG CFO Chad Stone as next chair of the board

September 12, 2014 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group (REG) Chief Financial Officer Chad Stone has been named the next chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. IBB has a nine member executive board of directors, and Stone has served on that board since 2010. Last year, Stone was voted one of the top 300 people in the bioeconomy in […]

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Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

September 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, Corn Oil ONE has broken ground for its new distillers corn oil facility in Council Bluffs, to be collocated with a Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant. The plant will purify constituents out of distillers corn oil with a patent-pending process. The purified product will “improve the efficiency, efficacy and economics of biodiesel […]

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Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

Can corn compete in Brazil with cane? Ethanol Baron’s Summit Group to develop $140M corn ethanol project in Mato Grosso

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, after tipping earlier in the year that there were substantial opportunities in Brazil and Argentina for corn ethanol expansion, “Ethanol Baron” Bruce Rastetter and his Summit Group have announced a $140 million corn ethanol project for Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso state. Summit Group will finance the project through its US […]

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Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, IngeniOz has produced a 100% pure vodka, claiming to be the purest vodka in the world. The process is based out of Iowa State University and involves alcohol production by the fermentation of corn syrup and starch and then distilling the product six times. IngeniOz vodka is treated further by ozone oxidation, activated carbon […]

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Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the winners of its “Champion of Renewable Fuels” awards for state legislators. The IRFA PAC Board awarded state legislators seeking reelection who maintained a clear voting record supporting renewable fuels and displayed leadership for renewable fuels in the Iowa Legislature. Winners include Senators: Sen. Bill Anderson                  SD […]

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Growth Energy demos model ethanol plant at Farm Progress Show

Growth Energy demos model ethanol plant at Farm Progress Show

August 28, 2014 |

In Iowa, Growth Energy, in partnership with New Holland, created a special display for the Farm Progress Show which demonstrated a model ethanol plant. The educational display includes a fully built-to-scale plant demonstrating how feedstocks come into the plant and how products are made. The push from Growth Energy fits into New Holland’s commitment to […]

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Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

August 24, 2014 |

In Iowa, a survey of registered voters asserts that 77% of respondents support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply, and 69% said a Congressional candidate’s position on the RFS was “very” or “somewhat” important. The study shows Iowans have a positive opinion about biodiesel in general. Additionally, after a series of […]

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King of the Netherlands to attend Project LIBERTY opening Sept. 3

King of the Netherlands to attend Project LIBERTY opening Sept. 3

August 22, 2014 |

In Iowa, Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The King will take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony to perform the formal opening activity, scheduled for […]

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Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

August 14, 2014 |

In Iowa, Poet-DSM expects to open its Project Liberty facility in Emmetsburg on Sept. 3. The cellulosic ethanol facility will produce 20 million gallons per year at first but will then ramp up to 25 million gallons. The opening event will include a tour, lunch and a flyover by a biofuel-powered airplane squad. Biomass is currently […]

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