Tag: Iowa

Governor promises new legislation to improve access to biodiesel and ethanol

Governor promises new legislation to improve access to biodiesel and ethanol

January 16, 2022 |

In Iowa, kicking off the 2022 Iowa legislative session with her Condition of the State address, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a promising call for passing biofuels legislation this year, saying she is introducing new legislation that will improve access to both 20% biodiesel (B20) and 15% ethanol (E15), and upgrade Iowa’s fuel infrastructure to offer […]

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Summit Carbon Solutions teams with Northern Plains Nitrogen on CCS

Summit Carbon Solutions teams with Northern Plains Nitrogen on CCS

January 10, 2022 |

In Iowa, Summit Carbon Solutions is pleased to announce a new partnership with Northern Plains Nitrogen (“NPN”) in its carbon capture and storage project, which is focused on decarbonizing the agriculture and biofuels industries.  NPN is developing a world-scale blue ammonia plant near Grand Forks, North Dakota, which will supply a range of low carbon […]

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REG acquires Amber Resources to expand downstream assets

REG acquires Amber Resources to expand downstream assets

January 5, 2022 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group has acquired Amber Resources, LLC (dba Sawyer Petroleum) and its affiliated entities, M.O. Dion & Sons and Amber Petroleum Products. Amber Resources is a leading Southern California full-service distributor of diesel, gasoline, lubricants, other transportation fuel components, industrial services and additives. This acquisition builds upon REG’s downstream participation, growing the […]

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Iowa state legislature seen taking up E15 mandate bill again in 2022

Iowa state legislature seen taking up E15 mandate bill again in 2022

December 30, 2021 |

In Iowa, IARN Radio reports State Senator Tom Shipley expects the next session of the state legislature to take up again Governor Reynolds’ bill seeking to mandate E15 as the minimum blend at the pumps after it failed to pass during the 2021 session. Higher biodiesel blends were also included in the bill. Fuel retailers […]

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Public hearings for CO2 pipelines crossing Iowa picking up steam

Public hearings for CO2 pipelines crossing Iowa picking up steam

December 28, 2021 |

In Iowa, KCHA News reports the Iowa Utilities Board has scheduled public hearings, and in some cases rescheduled meetings due to poor weather, about Navigator CO2 Venture’s proposed Heartland Greenway System CO2 pipeline that would run through 36 of the state’s counties. Both Navigator and Summit Carbon Solutions are targeting Floyd County, whose hearing has […]

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Verbio begins RNG production at Nevada facility

Verbio begins RNG production at Nevada facility

December 8, 2021 |

In Iowa, VERBIO has commenced production at its new production plant in Nevada (Iowa, USA). The plant will generate biomethane from maize straw, and is the first large-scale commercial plant in the USA to use the technology developed by VERBIO.  After a construction period of two-and-a-half years Greg Faith, Managing Director of VERBIO Nevada LLC, […]

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Iowa researchers identify single-celled fungus yeast for fermentation

Iowa researchers identify single-celled fungus yeast for fermentation

December 8, 2021 |

In Iowa, single-celled fungus yeast is essential to humans, a linchpin in the production of bread, beer, wine, and biofuels, among many applications. Now, biologists at the University of Iowa have found that a new type of genetic variation in yeast can improve ethanol production. In a recent study, the biologists report from experiments that yeast […]

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Summit Carbon Solutions begins drilling test wells

Summit Carbon Solutions begins drilling test wells

December 1, 2021 |

In Iowa, Summit Carbon Solutions has commenced drilling multiple stratigraphic test wells, a key milestone in its development of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project. The test wells and Summit’s permanent geologic storage sites are in North Dakota, where Summit has formed relationships with local landowners and is now collecting data to guide […]

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ISU data shows ethanol margins up 435% on the year at 91 cents per gallon

ISU data shows ethanol margins up 435% on the year at 91 cents per gallon

November 2, 2021 |

In Iowa, Fastmarkets AgriCensus reports Iowa State University models show that ethanol margins are currently around 91 cents on the gallon, a whopping 435% higher than during the same period last year, 355% higher than in 2019 before the pandemic, and the highest margins seen since December 2014. So, it’s no wonder that ethanol production […]

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REG and Iowa State University celebrate start of new hydrotreater pilot plant

REG and Iowa State University celebrate start of new hydrotreater pilot plant

October 5, 2021 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. joined Iowa State University (ISU) at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to celebrate the start of a new hydrotreater pilot plant. This project is the result of a three-year collaboration between REG and the ISU Bioeconomy Institute. The ISU BCRF is an […]

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