Tag: Iowa

Senator Ernst pushes EPA administrator on inclusion of biofuels in Biden plans

Senator Ernst pushes EPA administrator on inclusion of biofuels in Biden plans

April 29, 2021 |

In Iowa, KIOW radio reports that Senator Jodi Ernst stressed to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during Thursday’s Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that biofuels needed to be a part of the Biden Administration’s national infrastructure plan. Pointing out that corn-based ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% compared […]

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Iowa corn land may be converted to 150MW solar project

Iowa corn land may be converted to 150MW solar project

April 28, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register recounts a story about a Johnson County farmer who has farmed 300 acres of corn for ethanol in rotation with soybeans on his family’s century-old farm but is looking to switch to solar farming instead, saying he’ll get a better return. His 300 acres may become part of a […]

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DDGS prices rise after corn futures limit up

DDGS prices rise after corn futures limit up

April 5, 2021 |

In Iowa, DTN reports that DDGS prices rose $12 in the week ending March 31 to $222 per ton thanks to corn futures limiting up on Wednesday, rising by the maximum 25 cents per bushel, on bullish corn data from the USDA. Farmers reported lower-than-expected corn planting in the March report, surprising the market with […]

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Even Amidst Pandemic, Iowa E15 Sales Surge to New Record in 2020

Even Amidst Pandemic, Iowa E15 Sales Surge to New Record in 2020

April 4, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., sales of E15 jumped 24% and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released this week by the Iowa Department of Revenue. Meanwhile, E15 and E85 flex fuel data from two other states show that 2020 sales volumes generally held […]

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REG teams with Optimus Technologies to supply B100 in three key markets

REG teams with Optimus Technologies to supply B100 in three key markets

March 31, 2021 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group fleet customers in Iowa, Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts are ramping up the use of B100 (100% biodiesel) in their fleets. Through a partnership with Optimus Technologies, REG is helping fleets achieve their sustainability goals and reach near-zero emissions.  REG is helping fleets achieve their sustainability goals with B100 not only […]

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Kemin Biofuels adds dry cellulase for cellulosic biofuels to portfolio

Kemin Biofuels adds dry cellulase for cellulosic biofuels to portfolio

March 25, 2021 |

In Iowa, Kemin Biofuels, part of Kemin Industries, has expanded its enzyme portfolio with ZyloCell, a unique dry cellulase for use in bioethanol plants that breaks down cellulose in corn kernel fiber for a low-carbon fuel source. ZyloCell is a cost-effective alternative to liquid enzyme formulation.  In addition to increased bioethanol production, ZyloCell provides bioethanol […]

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REG to sell up to 5M shares raising $335M

REG to sell up to 5M shares raising $335M

March 17, 2021 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $67.00 per share. The size of the offering was upsized from 4,500,000 shares to 5,000,000 shares. The gross proceeds to REG from this offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and […]

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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 governor wants E10 and B11 in the state

Iowa governor wants E10 and B11 in the state

January 27, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register newspaper reports the governor wants to see 10% ethanol blending in the state together with 11% biodiesel. As the largest producer of both fuels in the state, she says she wants to see legislation making the blending goals a reality. In addition, she will seek another $10 million for […]

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Iowa ethanol production hit hard by pandemic, SREs and trade disputes

Iowa ethanol production hit hard by pandemic, SREs and trade disputes

January 21, 2021 |

In Iowa, compared to 2019, Iowa ethanol production fell 500 million gallons, or 12 percent, in 2020 as a result of dramatic demand destruction resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, trade disputes around the globe, and illegal exemptions granted from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Producing only 3.7 billion gallons, 2020 was the second year in […]

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