Tag: IRFA

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association launches on-farm biodiesel credit program

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association launches on-farm biodiesel credit program

August 15, 2022 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association IRFA launched a new statewide On-Farm Biodiesel Credit program to give back to farmers dedicated to using biodiesel. Farmers who are buying a biodiesel blend can receive up to 50 cents per gallon for using higher blends of biodiesel. To be eligible, farmers must be filling an on-farm […]

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Iowa biofuels industry worried about anti-biofuel legislation proposed in Congress

Iowa biofuels industry worried about anti-biofuel legislation proposed in Congress

October 26, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) sent an open letter to all candidates in Iowa running for federal office, urging them to take a stand against legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would limit market access for biofuels. If passed, it would […]

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Senator Grassley slams IRFA for pushing Trump too hard

Senator Grassley slams IRFA for pushing Trump too hard

September 10, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Hagstrom Report says Senator Chuck Grassley has slammed the state’s renewable fuels association for pushing President Trump too hard on the gap-year issue. Senator Joni Ernst, like President Trump, are in tough re-election races in November and having the SRE issue resolved before the election could be favorable to ethanol voters. Trump […]

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IRFA members donate ethanol and glycerin for hand sanitizer production

IRFA members donate ethanol and glycerin for hand sanitizer production

March 28, 2020 |

In Iowa, two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association members sent the first donated shipment of Iowa ethanol and glycerin to the state of Iowa to be used by Iowa Prison Industries for the production of hand sanitizer during the national shortage. As reported in The Digest last week, several ethanol producers around the country are doing […]

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IRFA wants budget for E15 pumps to increase to $5 million in 2020

IRFA wants budget for E15 pumps to increase to $5 million in 2020

December 25, 2019 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuel association says the government needs to invest a lot more in converting gasoline pumps to E15, 66% more in fact, to $5 million compared to $3 million spent this year. Currently there are around 230 E15 pumps in Iowa compared to 2012 when there were none but the IRFA […]

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New study shows biofuels accounts for nearly 3% of Iowa’s GDP

New study shows biofuels accounts for nearly 3% of Iowa’s GDP

March 20, 2019 |

In Iowa, a new study by ABF Economics and commissioned by IRFA shows biofuels create 48,000 Iowa jobs more than $2.5 billion in Iowa household income and that found that biofuels account for over $5 billion of Iowa’s GDP, or roughly three percent. While the study found the ‘importance of the biofuels industry to agriculture […]

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Midwest biofuels groups ask EPA to prioritize cellulosic ethanol

Midwest biofuels groups ask EPA to prioritize cellulosic ethanol

May 6, 2018 |

In Iowa, five Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to shift administrative time and staff away from demand-destroying Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions and toward pathway approvals for cellulosic ethanol. The letter was signed by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), Renewable Fuels Nebraska, Wisconsin BioFuels Association, South Dakota Ethanol […]

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IRFA announces 19 Champions of Renewable Fuels

IRFA announces 19 Champions of Renewable Fuels

September 7, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC announced 19 state legislators have been designated as “Champions of Renewable Fuels.” The IRFA PAC Board awarded state legislators seeking reelection who maintained a clear voting record supporting renewable fuels and displayed leadership for renewable fuels in the Iowa Legislature. This is the fourth election cycle […]

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Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

Iowa to continue biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program through 2016

May 1, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state’s very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The IRFA recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering […]

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Iowa congressional delegation unanimously calls for strong up-tick in 2017 renewable fuel volumes

Iowa congressional delegation unanimously calls for strong up-tick in 2017 renewable fuel volumes

January 24, 2016 |

In Iowa, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation urged the agency to set the next round of Renewable Fuel Standard volume levels in line with the statute – 15 billion gallons for conventional ethanol and an aggressive biodiesel target. The Congressional letter to EPA noted:  “We appreciate your […]

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