Tag: Iowa

ADM not sure when it will reopen idled dry milling ethanol plants

ADM not sure when it will reopen idled dry milling ethanol plants

August 4, 2020 |

In Iowa, Brownfield Ag News reports that despite initial expectations that it would idle dry mill ethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska for four months, ADM said last week it wasn’t sure of when they would reopen. Originally idled in late April in response to falling demand from COVID-19 related impacts, they should have been […]

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Researchers land $10M USDA grant for RNG from biomass and manure

Researchers land $10M USDA grant for RNG from biomass and manure

July 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, a new federal grant will allow a research team led by Iowa State University, Penn State and Roeslein Alternative Energy to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. The five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture will power the Consortium for […]

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Sen. Grassley wants $3B from next COVID-19 package for ethanol

Sen. Grassley wants $3B from next COVID-19 package for ethanol

July 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reports that after making comments earlier in the week about the ethanol industry needing to beg the agricultural secretary for further COVID-19 funding, Sen. Chuck Grassley has now put a $3 billion price tag on the industry’s needs. The Republican Senate proposal for the now round of supports includes […]

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CN investing $35M across Iowa to maintain network partially in support of ethanol

CN investing $35M across Iowa to maintain network partially in support of ethanol

July 28, 2020 |

In Iowa, CN said that as part of its strategic investments to support growing demand and enable supply chains, it plans to invest approximately $35 million across Iowa in 2020. The investments will focus on the replacement of ties and maintenance of bridges, level crossings, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure as well as […]

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POET sees summer CO2 demand returning to normal levels

POET sees summer CO2 demand returning to normal levels

July 27, 2020 |

In Iowa, Gasworld reports POET believes CO2 production has stabilized and the market is being adequately served as ethanol producers come back online following the drastic drop in demand following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that saw production collapse by 50%. Although CO2 production dropped, demand also dropped significantly too due to the closure […]

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Ethanol crush margins squeezed back to 7 cents per gallon

Ethanol crush margins squeezed back to 7 cents per gallon

July 21, 2020 |

In Iowa, Platts reports that ethanol crush margins have been squeezed back into single digits as of just over 7 cents per gallons as ethanol prices slump with Chicago Argo ethanol at $1.2430/gal on July 20. Corn prices have also been falling but at a slower rate than ethanol, tightening the crush margin. Ethanol production […]

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Senator Grassley to back Senator Ernst’s move blocking EPA confirmation until “gap” requests sorted

Senator Grassley to back Senator Ernst’s move blocking EPA confirmation until “gap” requests sorted

June 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that Sen. Chuck Grassley told journalists he will back fellow senator Joni Ernst’s plan to block the confirmation of an Environmental Protection Agency official if the agency doesn’t make clear how it will handle SRE “gap” requests. With 52 requests hanging in the air in response to the January 10th Circuit […]

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Iowa governor signs into law tax cut for E15 at the pump

Iowa governor signs into law tax cut for E15 at the pump

June 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, Gov. Reynolds signed Senate File 2403, legislation that will lower the cost of E-15 and higher blends of renewable fuels in Iowa by changing how the state taxes higher-blend biofuels. The governor signed the bill during her weekly press conference at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Steamboat Rock. “Iowa continues to lead on […]

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More than 230 ethanol rail cars outside Cedar Rapids waiting for market to pick up

More than 230 ethanol rail cars outside Cedar Rapids waiting for market to pick up

June 15, 2020 |

In Iowa, local press reports that CRANDIC railroad lines says it is storing about 230 ethanol cars outside between Cedar Rapids and North Liberty as the market waits to pick up and spark demand. With significant production shutdowns since March as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for rolling stock has collapsed. The company […]

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Ethanol and lysine production wastewater discharge under investigation in Iowa

Ethanol and lysine production wastewater discharge under investigation in Iowa

June 8, 2020 |

In Iowa, Iowa Department of Natural Resources environmental specialists responded to a wastewater discharge to surface water originating from ethanol and lysine production. A leak from a force main carrying mixed wastewater from both the Cargill Ethanol plant and the CJ Bio America Lysine production plant to the city’s wastewater treatment plant entered a surface […]

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