Tag: Iowa

POET announces net zero carbon goal for 2050

POET announces net zero carbon goal for 2050

September 15, 2021 |

In Iowa, POET released of its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.  POET established several ESG goals, including the achievement of net-zero carbon at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050. In addition, POET pledges to ensure that its renewable, plant-based bioethanol reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by […]

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Public hearings approved by Iowa Utilities Board for Summit Carbon Solutions CO2 pipeline

Public hearings approved by Iowa Utilities Board for Summit Carbon Solutions CO2 pipeline

September 7, 2021 |

In Iowa, on August 12, 2021, the Iowa Utilities Board issued a letter approving the locations, dates, and times for a series of public informational meetings to inform landowners about a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline in Iowa by Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC. Summit Carbon filed its request for the meeting dates with the IUB on […]

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Whitefox Technologies installs ICE membrane system at Golden Grain Energy

Whitefox Technologies installs ICE membrane system at Golden Grain Energy

August 5, 2021 |

In Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is excited to announce that Golden Grain Energy LLC will install a Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at its 120 million gallons per year (mmgy) plant in Mason City, Iowa. The plant, located in north central Iowa, is dedicated to adding value to the local community by turning locally grown corn […]

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John Deere invests in Summit Carbon Solutions

John Deere invests in Summit Carbon Solutions

July 28, 2021 |

In Iowa, Summit Carbon Solutions has received a strategic investment from John Deere to advance the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project.  The project will accelerate decarbonization efforts across the agriculture industry by enabling the production of low carbon ethanol, resulting in the production of more sustainable food, feed, and fuel. Summit Carbon Solutions […]

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M&G invests unknown amount in Summit Carbon Solutions

M&G invests unknown amount in Summit Carbon Solutions

July 20, 2021 |

In Iowa, M&G’s Alternatives team through an external partner has invested in Summit Carbon Solutions, a company which aims to dramatically lower the carbon footprint of ethanol biorefineries and other industrial emitters throughout the Midwestern United States. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. The company plans to install carbon capture equipment at industrial […]

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ZyloZyme AA launched to boost ethanol production yields

ZyloZyme AA launched to boost ethanol production yields

July 14, 2021 |

In Iowa, Kemin Industries has added ZyloZyme AA, an efficient, high-temperature alpha-amylase for use during liquefaction, to its biofuels enzyme portfolio.  ZyloZyme AA is used in the production of ethanol by fermentation and has yielded favorable results. In a study comparing the use of ZyloZyme AA to conventional alpha-amylase, Kemin’s product reduced viscosity while maintaining optimal […]

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Summit Agricultural Group acquires Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy

Summit Agricultural Group acquires Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy

July 14, 2021 |

In Iowa, Summit Agricultural Group, through its investment affiliate Summit Ag Investors has acquired Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, a biorefinery in Phillipsburg, Kansas. Summit will construct a state-of-the-art wheat protein ingredients facility and retrofit the existing corn-based ethanol plant to produce ethanol from wheat starch. Upon completion of the ingredients plant and final conversion, the company […]

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Novozymes to launch Innova Element yeast platform at FEW

Novozymes to launch Innova Element yeast platform at FEW

July 7, 2021 |

In Iowa, at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), the world’s largest ethanol event, Novozymes will be introducing two advanced technologies, in yeast and fiber, that have significant potential to achieve this and more. Innova Element is the latest addition to Novozymes’ ambitious Innova yeast platform that was launched less than three years ago and has […]

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Sens. Ernst and Grassley lead letter to Biden demanding he make good on campaign promises to support ethanol and biofuel

Sens. Ernst and Grassley lead letter to Biden demanding he make good on campaign promises to support ethanol and biofuel

June 30, 2021 |

In Iowa, with reports indicating the Biden Administration is weighing bailouts for Big Oil and undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is holding President Biden accountable for the promises he made on the campaign trail to support the biofuel industry and the family farmers who rely on it. Ernst is […]

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ReadiFuels-Iowa contracts CLG and ARA Biofuels ISOCONVERSION technology

ReadiFuels-Iowa contracts CLG and ARA Biofuels ISOCONVERSION technology

June 7, 2021 |

In Iowa, Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) today announced that the companies have been awarded a technology contract by ReadiFuels-Iowa, LLC for their renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project in Sioux Center, Iowa. The scope of the project includes the technology license, basic engineering, catalyst supply and proprietary […]

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