Tag: IRFA

On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy, IRFA, Growth Energy, Velocys

On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy, IRFA, Growth Energy, Velocys

December 13, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced its Board of Directors, Officers and Executive Committee for 2016, elected at its December 10, 2015 annual meeting.  President: Tom Brooks, Western Dubuque Biodiesel; Vice President: Eamonn Byrne, Plymouth Energy; Treasurer: Rick Schwarck, Absolute Energy; Secretary: Steve Bleyl, Green Plains, Inc.; Executive Director: Monte Shaw. Meanwhile, […]

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Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline

July 29, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up to 54% discount per gallon compared to Des Moines Rack Average clear regular gasoline.  However, retail gasoline prices (E10) in Iowa are reported at $2.68, […]

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Iowa motorists purchased record-breaking 11.96 million gallons of E85 in 2014

Iowa motorists purchased record-breaking 11.96 million gallons of E85 in 2014

March 23, 2015 |

In Iowa, Iowa motorists purchased record-setting amounts of E85 in 2014, totaling nearly 3 million gallons in fourth quarter of FY 2014 and nearly 12 million gallons for the whole year. This represents a 1 million gallon increase over 2013. “The most impressive aspect of this record is that retail gasoline prices dropped significantly in […]

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Iowa motorists hit all time E85 consumption record

Iowa motorists hit all time E85 consumption record

March 18, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,930,635 gallons of E85 in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a record-setting 11,962,764 million gallons in all of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The nearly 12 million gallons of E85 sold in 2014 is more than […]

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2014 Iowa biodiesel production down amidst policy uncertainty

2014 Iowa biodiesel production down amidst policy uncertainty

January 12, 2015 |

In Iowa, 2014 biodiesel production went down from 2013 numbers, coming in at 227 million gallons, 3 million gallons down from the 2013 record of 230 million gallons. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association attributed the drop to policy instability as Congress allowed the federal biodiesel blenders tax credit to expire, renewing it only in mid-December, […]

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2014 Iowa ethanol production peaks at 3.9 billion gallons

2014 Iowa ethanol production peaks at 3.9 billion gallons

January 5, 2015 |

In Iowa, ethanol production totaled 3.9 billion gallons during 2014, up from 3.7 billion gallons the previous three years, according to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). Iowa continues to be the number one ethanol producing state, and is estimated to account for roughly 27 percent of national ethanol production in 2014.  For the first time, […]

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Iowan drivers consumed 3.3 million gallons of E85 during Q3, up 12%

Iowan drivers consumed 3.3 million gallons of E85 during Q3, up 12%

December 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 3,341,822 gallons of E85 in the third quarter of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The more than 3.3 million gallons of E85 sold is the third highest E85 sales in any quarter on record, and a more […]

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US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

US Senate passes tax extenders through 2014 only; biodiesel tax credit renewed, but will expire again in two weeks.

December 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Senate passed the tax extenders bill, including the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, 76-16. The tax extender legislation including a one-year retroactive extension of four key advanced biofuels tax provisions as part of a larger package of tax credit extensions. These four advanced biofuels incentives include: (1) the Second Generation […]

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IRFA advocates for biodiesel blends amidst Iowa diesel shortages

IRFA advocates for biodiesel blends amidst Iowa diesel shortages

December 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association released a reminder for diesel users and suppliers that using cleaner-burning, homegrown biodiesel can help stretch tight supplies. With diesel shortages, IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw stated that “High-quality biodiesel blends ranging from B5 to B20 can be used and treated just as No. 2 diesel throughout the […]

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Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

Iowa awards Champion of Renewable Fuels awards to 16 state legislators

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the winners of its “Champion of Renewable Fuels” awards for state legislators. 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. Winners include Senators: Sen. Bill Anderson                  SD […]

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