Tag: Iowa

Leifmark teams with New Holland on biomass harvesting technology

Leifmark teams with New Holland on biomass harvesting technology

December 19, 2014 |

In Iowa, Leifmark, LLC and New Holland Agriculture teamed up to test equipment and methods used to gather, bale, and store the corn stover left behind after the grain harvest in two Iowa cornfields in early November. Paul Kamp, Leifmark’s Chicago-based partner, coordinated the 520-bale collection. “Using local specialists and best practices, we showed stover […]

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Iowan drivers consumed 3.3 million gallons of E85 during Q3, up 12%

Iowan drivers consumed 3.3 million gallons of E85 during Q3, up 12%

December 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 3,341,822 gallons of E85 in the third quarter of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The more than 3.3 million gallons of E85 sold is the third highest E85 sales in any quarter on record, and a more […]

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Iowa associations lobby Washington for Senate passage of biodiesel blenders credit

Iowa associations lobby Washington for Senate passage of biodiesel blenders credit

December 8, 2014 |

In Washington, the Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association organized a fly-in-to-lobby day in Washington, D.C. to reinstate the $1-per-gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit. The measure, which expired nearly a year ago, was reinstated in a retroactive package of tax incentives which the House recently passed. The bill will soon head to the Senate, […]

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IRFA advocates for biodiesel blends amidst Iowa diesel shortages

IRFA advocates for biodiesel blends amidst Iowa diesel shortages

December 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association released a reminder for diesel users and suppliers that using cleaner-burning, homegrown biodiesel can help stretch tight supplies. With diesel shortages, IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw stated that “High-quality biodiesel blends ranging from B5 to B20 can be used and treated just as No. 2 diesel throughout the […]

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Big River Resources, Prairie Gold set to open Iowa corn zein plant by May

Big River Resources, Prairie Gold set to open Iowa corn zein plant by May

December 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Big River Resources ethanol facility has teamed with Prairie Gold to erect a new plant using first-of-its kind technology to extract zein from corn. The project is expected to be built by May of next year, with product going out the door by July. The new Galva plant will extract zein from […]

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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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