Tweet In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced that Iowa motorists saved more than $23 million in January alone using E10 ethanol blends, according to data recently released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. Actual savings could exceed $23 million because the Iowa Department of Revenue data does not account for ethanol blending that […]
Tweet In Iowa, REG has announced its financial results for FY2013, with a 37% increase in gallons of biodiesel sold and increased revenue by 48%. REG sold 72.9 million gallons of biodiesel, an increase of 89.9% compared to Q4 of 2012; the growth in production was accounted for with the restart of REG’s Mason City […]
Tweet In Iowa, E85 sales set a new record in 2013, according to Iowa Department of Revenue data. Total E85 sales in 2013 reached 10,854,117 gallons, up nearly 20 percent from 2012 and an increase of more than 130,000 gallons from the previous record in 2011.“Record Iowa E85 sales prove the federal Renewable Fuel Standard […]
Tweet In Iowa, Poet says its $250 million corn stover ethanol plant will be online from June with between 7 million and 12 million gallons of ethanol expected to be produced this year. The facility will have a nameplate capacity of 25 million gallons. Construction of the facility should be done by April.
Tweet In Iowa, the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Workshop series aims at fostering cross-disciplinary work between Iowa State University engineers, economists, and scholars of other fields working on biorenewable issues with policy relevance. The next workshop will be held on Friday with presentations by an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at […]
Tweet In Iowa, DuPont and the Story County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to develop the first Farm Watch program in Iowa to enhance security and safety of rural residents and farmers. The program will involve rural community citizens in an effort to prevent crime in areas surrounded by farms and large parcels of land. Farm […]
Tweet In Iowa, cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project. Researchers are studying how to strategically integrate second generation bioenergy crops, such as triticale, switchgrass and trees, with food and […]
Tweet In Iowa, the state’s Attorney General says that according to the law, the EPA does not have the authority to cut the amount of biofuel blended under the RFS. The clause the EPA is apparently using to justify cutting the blend refers to the domestic ability to produce enough biofuel to satisfy the demand, […]
Tweet In California, Solazyme jumped 12% after two commercial operations in Iowa came online last Friday. The plants, one owned by Archer Daniel Midland and the other by American Natural Products, will be producing tailored oils including lubricants and personal-care oils using Solazyme’s technology. The plants are expected to scale up to 20,000 metric tons […]
Tweet In Iowa, REG is breaking ground on its $13.2 million upgrade to its Newton plant. The expansion will add distillation capabilities to the 30 million gallon nameplate facility, which was built in 2006. The plant, which has been online since 2007, currently processes high and low free fatty acid feedstocks. More on the story.