Tag: IRFA

Midwest biofuels groups ask EPA to prioritize cellulosic ethanol

Midwest biofuels groups ask EPA to prioritize cellulosic ethanol

May 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, five Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to shift administrative time and staff away from demand-destroying Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions and toward pathway approvals for cellulosic ethanol. The letter was signed by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Wisconsin BioFuels Association, South Dakota Ethanol […]

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IRFA announces 19 Champions of Renewable Fuels

IRFA announces 19 Champions of Renewable Fuels

September 7, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC announced 19 state legislators have been designated as “Champions of Renewable Fuels.” The IRFA PAC Board awarded state legislators seeking reelection who maintained a clear voting record supporting renewable fuels and displayed leadership for renewable fuels in the Iowa Legislature. This is the fourth election cycle […]

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Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

May 1, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state’s very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The IRFA recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering […]

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Iowa congressional delegation unanimously calls for strong up-tick in 2017 renewable fuel volumes

Iowa congressional delegation unanimously calls for strong up-tick in 2017 renewable fuel volumes

January 24, 2016 |

In Iowa, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation urged the agency to set the next round of Renewable Fuel Standard volume levels in line with the statute – 15 billion gallons for conventional ethanol and an aggressive biodiesel target. The Congressional letter to EPA noted:  “We appreciate your […]

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Iowa’s biorefiners cross 4 billion gallons ethanol production threshold in 2015

Iowa’s biorefiners cross 4 billion gallons ethanol production threshold in 2015

January 3, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants produced over 4 billion gallons during 2015, up slightly from 3.9 billion gallons in 2014. Iowa continues to be the number one ethanol producing state, and is estimated to account for roughly 27 percent of national ethanol production in 2015.  […]

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On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy, IRFA, Growth Energy, Velocys

On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy, IRFA, Growth Energy, Velocys

December 13, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced its Board of Directors, Officers and Executive Committee for 2016, elected at its December 10, 2015 annual meeting.  President: Tom Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel; Vice President: Eamonn Byrne, Plymouth Energy; Treasurer: Rick Schwarck, Absolute Energy; Secretary: Steve Bleyl, Green Plains, Inc.; Executive Director: Monte Shaw. Meanwhile, […]

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Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

July 29, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up to 54% discount per gallon compared to Des Moines Rack Average clear regular gasoline.  However, retail gasoline prices (E10) in Iowa are reported at $2.68, […]

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Iowa motorists purchased record-breaking 11.96 million gallons of E85 in 2014

Iowa motorists purchased record-breaking 11.96 million gallons of E85 in 2014

March 23, 2015 |

In Iowa, Iowa motorists purchased record-setting amounts of E85 in 2014, totaling nearly 3 million gallons in fourth quarter of FY 2014 and nearly 12 million gallons for the whole year. This represents a 1 million gallon increase over 2013. “The most impressive aspect of this record is that retail gasoline prices dropped significantly in […]

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Iowa motorists hit all time E85 consumption record

Iowa motorists hit all time E85 consumption record

March 18, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,930,635 gallons of E85 in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a record-setting 11,962,764 million gallons in all of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The nearly 12 million gallons of E85 sold in 2014 is more than […]

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2014 Iowa biodiesel production down amidst policy uncertainty

2014 Iowa biodiesel production down amidst policy uncertainty

January 12, 2015 |

In Iowa, 2014 biodiesel production went down from 2013 numbers, coming in at 227 million gallons, 3 million gallons down from the 2013 record of 230 million gallons. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association attributed the drop to policy instability as Congress allowed the federal biodiesel blenders tax credit to expire, renewing it only in mid-December, […]

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