Tag: Iowa

Iowa’s RFA pushes biodiesel in response to diesel shortage

Iowa’s RFA pushes biodiesel in response to diesel shortage

November 27, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association says that given Gov. Branstad’s emergency proclamation, one of the best ways to help alleviate tight diesel supplies is to blend it with high-quality, homegrown biodiesel. “High-quality biodiesel blends ranging from B5 to B20 can be used and treated just as No. 2 diesel throughout the winter. Several Iowa […]

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Iowa State gets $1 million from USDA to develop bio-based adhesives

Iowa State gets $1 million from USDA to develop bio-based adhesives

November 26, 2014 |

In Iowa, the US agriculture secretary told the Ames Tribune that the USDA will provide Iowa State University with a $1 million grant to develop bio-based paint, coating and adhesive products based on acrylated glycerol. The grant is part of an overall $4 million research grant package for biofuels and biomaterials. The third and final […]

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Casey’s General Stores to revise financials to reflect biofuel excise tax mistakes

Casey’s General Stores to revise financials to reflect biofuel excise tax mistakes

November 25, 2014 |

In Iowa, Casey’s General Stores, Inc announced that it will revise its financial statements for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, due to an inadvertent accounting and reporting error that occurred during these periods. The revision is related to the treatment of the excise tax on ethanol […]

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Federal jury demands ethanol investor pay $2 million for cutting out partner

Federal jury demands ethanol investor pay $2 million for cutting out partner

November 25, 2014 |

In Iowa, Ethanol Europe’s lead investor has been ordered by a federal jury in Iowa to pay $2 million in damages to a local doctor who says he came up with the idea to build American-style ethanol plants in Eastern Europe. The business plan the doctor drew up with the own of a local ethanol […]

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Governors’ Biofuels Coalition names Terry Brandstad, Jay Nixon as chairs for 2015

Governors’ Biofuels Coalition names Terry Brandstad, Jay Nixon as chairs for 2015

November 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition has announced the 2015 chairman and vice chairman, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, respectively. “I look forward to working with Governor Nixon to advance the bipartisan work of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, as the production and use of biofuels increases family incomes in rural America, […]

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Iowa gives loan and tax incentives to chemical facility for biodiesel ingredient

Iowa gives loan and tax incentives to chemical facility for biodiesel ingredient

November 11, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s Economic Development Authority has approved $128,000 in loans and $402,000 in tax incentives for New Heaven Chemical, a subsidiary of TSS Group in India, to build a sodium methylate plant whose products will be used in biodiesel production. If the company achieves its goals, which include creating 16 jobs paying at […]

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REG expands heating oil and biofuel blends in NY, MN and IA

REG expands heating oil and biofuel blends in NY, MN and IA

November 4, 2014 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group Inc. is expanding its division that sells heating oil and petroleum diesel along with biodiesel blends by offering additional biofuel blends in New York, Minnesota and Iowa, the company announced Oct. 31. REG Energy Services LLC will offer ultra-low sulfur heating oil and diesel (ULSHO/ULSD) blended with up to 20 percent […]

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Iowa legislature to look at tax credits for using biofuel byproducts in chemicals

Iowa legislature to look at tax credits for using biofuel byproducts in chemicals

October 21, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s Economic Development Authority Board wants to see the legislature take up a proposal next year that would establish a tax credit for companies using productions derived from ethanol production for chemicals, such as corn oil for plastics. The policy is aimed at supply chain companies, not “anchor companies” like ADM and […]

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Iowa State ag economists says corn prices rather than policy impact E10

Iowa State ag economists says corn prices rather than policy impact E10

September 24, 2014 |

In Iowa, researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have released a study showing that the effects of increasing ethanol mandates that are physically feasible to meet on the price of E10 are close to zero. This result is robust to different gasoline supply elasticities and gasoline export demand elasticities. The […]

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DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol from Iowa facility

DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol from Iowa facility

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the selection of Murex LLC to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30-million-gallon-per-year plant in Nevada, Iowa. By choosing Murex as its marketing partner, DuPont adds an industry veteran to its team. In addition to Murex’s strong presence in the domestic ethanol market, the company has been the […]

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