Tag: Iowa

Iowa RFA calling on state legislators to extend and modernize fuel taxes for higher blends

Iowa RFA calling on state legislators to extend and modernize fuel taxes for higher blends

June 3, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is calling on state legislators to pass House File 2279 and Senate File 2403 that would extend and modernize fuel tax differentials for E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends, which are set to expire on June 30, 2020. With the passage of either […]

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Iowa State launches COVID-19 impact tracking app for ag and ethanol

Iowa State launches COVID-19 impact tracking app for ag and ethanol

May 25, 2020 |

In Iowa, tracking COVID-19’s economic impacts, especially in the state of Iowa, is now possible thanks to resources on a new web hub. The webpage “COVID-19 Pandemic: Research and Resources” developed by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and the Department of Economics at Iowa State University, examines the pandemic’s impacts on the economy, agriculture […]

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POET retrofitting two ethanol plants to hand sanitizer production

POET retrofitting two ethanol plants to hand sanitizer production

May 7, 2020 |

In Iowa, CNBC reports that POET has shifted ethanol production at two of its plants to hand sanitizer. It has closed three others and is running at 50% production capacity at several others which has forced it to lay off about 10% of its staff. The hand sanitizer conversion is an attempt to test the […]

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Iowa agriculture plows ahead on front lines of pandemic

Iowa agriculture plows ahead on front lines of pandemic

May 1, 2020 |

By Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig Special to The Digest    As crop farmers charge ahead into the spring planting season, livestock producers are putting in longer hours to keep meat, dairy and eggs on the grocery store shelves. As a leading producer of corn, soybeans, pork, eggs, […]

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Lincolnway Energy starts ethanol production up to supply CO2 for water treatment

Lincolnway Energy starts ethanol production up to supply CO2 for water treatment

April 27, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register newspaper reports that Lincolnway Energy has restarted ethanol and CO2 production earlier this month in an effort to provide CO2 to Des Moines Water Works. The utility was at risk of having no access to CO2 to soften the city’s hard water, improving the quality of water, following the […]

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New CARD study shows $2 billion loss for Iowa’s ethanol industry from COVID-19

New CARD study shows $2 billion loss for Iowa’s ethanol industry from COVID-19

April 21, 2020 |

In Iowa, a new study by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University projects economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak will mean steep losses for Iowa agriculture, including over $2 billion each for the hog and ethanol sectors, if the disease and social distancing policy impacts hold throughout the year. The […]

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Fluid Quip Technologies starts up MSC system at Green Plains Shenandoah

Fluid Quip Technologies starts up MSC system at Green Plains Shenandoah

April 15, 2020 |

In Iowa, Fluid Quip Technologies (FQT) Maximum Stillage Co-Products MSC system start up commenced at the Green Plains Shenandoah, IA Ethanol Facility. The MSC protein separation system began operations producing 50% Still Pro 50 protein within 24 hours of startup. This marks the fifth MSC system operating, globally, with three additional MSC™ systems currently under […]

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Report shows 70% of Iowa’s on-road diesel fuel contains biodiesel

Report shows 70% of Iowa’s on-road diesel fuel contains biodiesel

April 12, 2020 |

In Iowa, a report released by the Iowa Department of Revenue shows biodiesel-blended fuel represented 69.9 percent of the total reported sales of on-road diesel last year in Iowa. Furthermore, blends of 11 – 20 percent biodiesel (B11 – B20) made up most of those sales. Iowa fuel retailers reported selling 636.9 million gallons of […]

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Fluid Quip Technologies launches free webinar series

Fluid Quip Technologies launches free webinar series

April 7, 2020 |

In Iowa, Fluid Quip Technologies is creating a space for all to share and all to learn. Last Thursday at 1:00 PM CST, FQT launched a weekly live webinar series to help plants solve their most pressing issues and provide any of the 1000’s of tips and techniques the company has developed over the years […]

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Green Plains expects 4B gallons of ethanol production to come offline by end-April

Green Plains expects 4B gallons of ethanol production to come offline by end-April

March 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, Bloomberg reports that Green Plains expects as much as 4 billion gallons of ethanol production to come offline by the end of April, twice as much as the Renewable Fuels Association predicted would shut down by the end of March. With oil prices falling to $20 a barrel and COVID-19 keeping drivers off […]

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