Tag: Iowa

Project developers still $15 million short for proposed Iowa 150 million gallon ethanol plant

Project developers still $15 million short for proposed Iowa 150 million gallon ethanol plant

August 24, 2016 |

In Iowa, developers of the proposed Farmers Energy Cardinal ethanol plant in Atlantic is still $15 million short of being able to begin construction on the 150 million gallon facility to be designed and built by Fagen. The facility’s site has been purchased and initial groundwork is being completed while plans are awaiting approval by […]

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Lightning hits Nevada stover for a second time but the show goes on

Lightning hits Nevada stover for a second time but the show goes on

August 18, 2016 |

In Iowa, a second lightning strike has hit the stover storage piles at DuPont’s Nevada cellulosic ethanol plant, this time impacting about 10,000 tons of feedstock. The fire earlier this month destroyed at least 10,000 bales of stover as well. Despite the summer storms wreaking havoc on outside storage, the company says the damage is […]

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QCCP says Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn showed 26% ethanol increase

QCCP says Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn showed 26% ethanol increase

August 17, 2016 |

In Iowa, Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) Head Engineer Travis Brotherson reported a 26 percent increase in ethanol production after a recently-completed trial. The trial consisted of a combination of Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn. Brotherson said this dramatic increase was achieved by realizing an additional 6 percent yield per bushel from converting kernel […]

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Branstad, Christie and Rastetter named to Trump ag advisory panel

Branstad, Christie and Rastetter named to Trump ag advisory panel

August 16, 2016 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Bruce Rastetter, the president of Summit Ag Group, have been appointed to Donald Trump’s agricultural advisory panel. Rastetter denies it is part of a plan to be named Secretary of Agriculture in the event of a Trump presidency while Brandstad had denied being an […]

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Lightning sets fire to 10,000 stover bales at DuPont’s Nevada plant

Lightning sets fire to 10,000 stover bales at DuPont’s Nevada plant

August 8, 2016 |

In Iowa, a lightning strike set fire to some of DuPont’s stover bale storage at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada on Friday night. An estimated 10,000 bales have been burned. The facility uses an estimated 700,000 bales of stover per year at full production. As of Monday, though the fire is out it is […]

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DDGS prices fall to level of corn futures

DDGS prices fall to level of corn futures

July 25, 2016 |

In Iowa, DDGS prices have fallen to around the value of corn having come down from 120% of the commodity’s value. As a result, buyers are hovering on the sidelines waiting to see which direction prices turn which can only continue to weigh on them. As the impending corn crop gets closer to harvest, buyers […]

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Former biofuels promoter awaits sentencing for failure to pay income taxes

Former biofuels promoter awaits sentencing for failure to pay income taxes

June 27, 2016 |

In Iowa, a former fundraiser for Energae LP that was a significant owner of Permeate Refining is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to failure to pay federal income taxes for employees working at the ethanol plant. He could spend up to five years in prisons and pay monetary penalities. He was indicted on multiple counts […]

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US ethanol producers seen heading towards consolidation

US ethanol producers seen heading towards consolidation

June 14, 2016 |

In Iowa, ethanol producers are on the hunt to boost scale and improve efficiency thanks to improved margins that give them the wiggle room to make required investments. That trend also includes consolidations, as demonstrated by moves to buy up Abengoa’s US ethanol assets as well as HC2 Holdings looking to take over The Andersons’ […]

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Researchers find fertilizer runoff from soy and corn not as high as thought

Researchers find fertilizer runoff from soy and corn not as high as thought

May 25, 2016 |

In Iowa, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering researchers Chris Jones, Keith Schilling, and Kung-Sik Chan, along with colleagues at the Iowa Soybean Association, evaluated water monitoring results from more than 7,000 water samples collected in the Raccoon River watershed of Central Iowa from 1999-2014. The team also had access to fertilization data for 700 fields in the […]

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Iowa extends Renewable Fuels Infrastructure funding through 2017

Iowa extends Renewable Fuels Infrastructure funding through 2017

May 22, 2016 |

In Iowa, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, through June 30, 2017. The most recent Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board meeting set records by awarding 68 projects with $3.2 […]

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