Tag: Iowa Biodiesel Board

SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

June 27, 2021 |

In heartbreak for biofuel producers, Friday’s 6-3 ruling from U.S. Supreme Court backed oil refineries and overturned a lower court’s decision with regard to small refinery exemptions from the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, even though the companies’ prior exemptions expired. The long battle of oil vs biofuel seems to go on and […]

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Iowa Biodiesel Board disappointed in lack of state biofuels standard

Iowa Biodiesel Board disappointed in lack of state biofuels standard

May 23, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature ended its legislative session without taking action on the proposed Iowa Biofuels Standard, a bill introduced by Governor Kim Reynolds to set a minimum standard of biofuels in the state’s fuel supply. Although the bill (HF 859) passed out of several committees and remains active for the next session, the […]

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Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Biodiesel Board applaud Governor’s call for biofuels standard

Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Biodiesel Board applaud Governor’s call for biofuels standard

February 14, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Biodiesel Board strongly support the legislation (HSB 185) Governor Kim Reynolds introduced to set a minimum standard of biofuels in the Iowa fuel supply. For biodiesel, this would mean most Iowa diesel would contain at least 11 percent (B11) during warmer months beginning in April of 2022, […]

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Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

December 13, 2020 |

In Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley applauded President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, a strong advocate of biofuels, to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley issued the following statement: “We applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose Tom Vilsack as U.S. […]

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Biodiesel and ethanol industries respond to USDA higher blends infrastructure grants

Biodiesel and ethanol industries respond to USDA higher blends infrastructure grants

October 11, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the National Biodiesel Board, Iowa Biodiesel Board, and Iowa Soybean Association, the Renewable Fuels Association, and others welcomed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement of cost-sharing grants to support infrastructure that will increase consumer access to higher blends of renewable fuels. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a series of grants as […]

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Iowa to give $15M in funding for Iowa renewable fuels producers for pandemic recovery effort

Iowa to give $15M in funding for Iowa renewable fuels producers for pandemic recovery effort

August 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Biodiesel Board reports that the state will dedicate more than $15 million of funding for Iowa renewable fuels producers as part of the pandemic economic recovery effort, as announced by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said a $7 million infrastructure funding known as the Iowa Renewable […]

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Ethanol and biodiesel industry groups commend 24 Senators’ RFS letter to President

Ethanol and biodiesel industry groups commend 24 Senators’ RFS letter to President

May 10, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., two biofuels groups, Iowa Biodiesel Board and Renewable Fuels Assocation, both released notes of thanks to 24 Senators that signed the bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard and reject the requests for a waiver from five oil state governors. Grant Kimberley, executive director of the […]

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Certification Program Launched to Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

Certification Program Launched to Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

April 22, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Biodiesel Board developed a biodiesel Food Safety Program to help producers get into compliance with the new requirements for food-grade ingredients. Biodiesel producers who want to sell glycerin that can end up as an animal food ingredient will soon be up against the deadline to comply with new government regulations. The […]

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