Tag: Iowa

Big Ox Energy breaks ground on $20 million Iowa biogas plant

Big Ox Energy breaks ground on $20 million Iowa biogas plant

April 28, 2015 |

In Iowa, Big Ox Energy has begun construction on its $30 million biogas plant that will use industrial agriculture waste as feedstock to be used as 10 million gallons per year of diesel equivalent transportation fuel. The facility should be online in about 12 months.

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Kum & Go to offer E15 at Iowa gas stations

Kum & Go to offer E15 at Iowa gas stations

April 28, 2015 |

In Iowa, Kum & Go announced that it will begin offering E15 as a fuel option. The first station, located at 7229 University Avenue in Windsor Heights, Iowa will open on April 30. Over the next two years, Kum & Go plans to make E15 available at more than 65 stores across Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, […]

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Fiberight puts MSW-to-ethanol on hold in Iowa and opts for bio-CNG instead

Fiberight puts MSW-to-ethanol on hold in Iowa and opts for bio-CNG instead

April 20, 2015 |

In Iowa, Fiberight is switching gears and rather than build a garbage-to-ethanol facility at a mothballed ethanol plant in Blairsville, the company will instead produce biogas for CNG from the garbage. The move comes as a result of federal credits for creating on-site biogas while attracting investment for MSW-to-ethanol is very difficult at the moment. […]

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Hillary Clinton says still in favor of maintaining the RFS

Hillary Clinton says still in favor of maintaining the RFS

April 16, 2015 |

In Iowa, Hillary Clinton has expressed support for maintaining the RFS. During her 2008 presidential campaign she pushed for boosting biofuel production to 60 billion gallons by 2030 and repealing incentives for the oil industry. She voted against the RFS in 2006 as a Senator from New York.

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Construction begins on Iowa sodium methylate plant

Construction begins on Iowa sodium methylate plant

April 15, 2015 |

In Iowa, ground has been broken on construction of the New Heaven sodium methylate plant in Manly that will supply the biodiesel industry when it comes online next year. Worth County provided tax incentives as well as a $300,000 cash incentive while the state’s economic development authority offered other incentives based on the 16 jobs […]

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Iowa officials participate in first biodiesel Ride & Drive event

Iowa officials participate in first biodiesel Ride & Drive event

April 9, 2015 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and other lawmakers participated in the Iowa Biodiesel Board’s first Ride & Drive event during its annual “Biodiesel Day on the Hill” event. Lawmakers got to drive biodiesel blends in a diesel Chevy Cruze, the only small domestic diesel car; a Ford F-250 Superduty pickup; […]

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Iowa State University researcher warns over removing too much stover

Iowa State University researcher warns over removing too much stover

April 8, 2015 |

In Iowa, farmers who are considering selling corn residue from their fields to produce cellulosic ethanol first should weigh a range of site-specific factors to their operations, according to new research from an Iowa State University agronomist. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, a professor of agronomy, is urging farmers to take a thoughtful approach that accounts for variables […]

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REG says Geismar fire damage could take up to four months to get back online

REG says Geismar fire damage could take up to four months to get back online

April 7, 2015 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group said while preliminary damage assessments following the April 2 fire at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are still ongoing, the damage appears to be contained to a limited area of the production facility. The Company’s current expectation, subject to change, is that it should take 2-4 months to restore operations. The […]

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: The Digest interview

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: The Digest interview

April 6, 2015 |

As part of the Digest’s deeper dive into the origins of Iowa’s economic Renaissance, we sat down in Ankeny, Iowa last week for a conversation with long-time Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. A native of Leland, Governor Terry Branstad was elected to the Iowa House in 1972, ’74 and ’76, and elected as Iowa’s lieutenant governor in […]

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REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

April 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, REG has released information about the fire that occurred on the night of April 2nd at its Geismar plant. The fire was extinguished after five hours at around 11 pm. The company has not discovered the cause of the fire, but stated that an assessment of damages and investigation is ongoing. The refinery […]

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