Tag: IRFA

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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2014 Iowa ethanol production peaks at 3.9 billion gallons

2014 Iowa ethanol production peaks at 3.9 billion gallons

January 5, 2015 |

In Iowa, ethanol production totaled 3.9 billion gallons during 2014, up from 3.7 billion gallons the previous three years, according to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). Iowa continues to be the number one ethanol producing state, and is estimated to account for roughly 27 percent of national ethanol production in 2014.  For the first time, […]

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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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US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

December 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Senate passed the tax extenders bill, including the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, 76-16. The tax extender legislation including a one-year retroactive extension of four key advanced biofuels tax provisions as part of a larger package of tax credit extensions. These four advanced biofuels incentives include: (1) the Second Generation […]

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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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Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the winners of its “Champion of Renewable Fuels” awards for state legislators. 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. Winners include Senators: Sen. Bill Anderson                  SD […]

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Iowa buys more than 2.7 million gallons of E85 in the first quarter

Iowa buys more than 2.7 million gallons of E85 in the first quarter

June 30, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,707,231 gallons of E85 in the first quarter of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The more than 2.7 million gallons of E85 sold is a new first quarter record, and nearly a 48 percent increase over […]

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E15 out in Iowa until September– Big Oil to blame?

E15 out in Iowa until September– Big Oil to blame?

June 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced that Iowa retailers have temporarily stopped offering EPA-approved E15 to vehicles produced since 2001 until September 15, 2014. The Association blames Big Oil’s fuel distribution monopoly. Until September 15, E15 can only be offered to flex-fuel vehicles. IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton fired off: “If […]

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Gov. Branstad to sign Senate File 2344 at POET plant on Wednesday

Gov. Branstad to sign Senate File 2344 at POET plant on Wednesday

May 19, 2014 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign Senate File 2344 into law at the POET- Coon Rapids ethanol facility this Wednesday. The bill will protect Iowa’s renewable fuels industry by extending the state’s biodiesel production tax credit and enhancing the state’s E15 retailer tax credit. The Governor and Lt. Governor […]

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Iowa Senate passes E15 tax credit extenders, IRFA applauds

Iowa Senate passes E15 tax credit extenders, IRFA applauds

April 27, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded the Iowa Legislature’s vote to pass Senate File 2344, a bill which helps preserve Iowa biodiesel jobs while expanding Iowa’s motorists’ access to cleaner-burning, more locally-produced E15. The legislation extends the state’s biodiesel production tax credit, which is set to expire at the end of 2014, […]

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