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Senators Urge Trump to Maintain RFS Point of Obligation
March 20, 2017 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Nearly two dozen U.S. senators have signed a letter advising President Trump not to change the federal biofuels program’s longtime compliance protocol.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., today led …

Co-op Aiming to Boost Farmer Biodiesel Use
March 14, 2017 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  An Iowa farm cooperative wants to convince more farmers in the state to use biodiesel by showing just how well it performs.

United Farmers Cooperative of Afton, Iowa compared the performance of …

The Justice League of Pyromaniax
March 14, 2017 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The High Lords of Pyrolysis travel under the unlikely cover identities of “George Huber” and “Robert Brown” — but we know them in their true superhero identities of “The Catalyst” …

IRFA Celebrates 100th E15 Fueling Site Opening
March 13, 2017 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer became Iowa’s 100th E15 station, strengthening Iowa’s position as the number one state in the U.S. for E15 refueling sites.

The Spencer store is owned …

Senate Bill Introduced to Give E15 Year-Round Market Presence
March 6, 2017 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A bipartisan trio of Senators introduced a bill today that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, a move that would give E15 year-round market …

Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic
March 6, 2017 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly (D) joined Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to introduce the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act last week, a bill that would …

Iowa Biodiesel Board to Request Funding to Support Biodiesel Infrastructure Program at Annual Biodiesel Day on The Hill
February 28, 2017 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  Biodiesel production is expanding in Iowa, and proactive state policies have played a pivotal role in keeping the state’s title as the national leading producer.

In advance of its annual Biodiesel Day on the …

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy
February 23, 2017 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers.

Two pyrolysis experts are guest editors of the issue: Robert …

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply
February 20, 2017 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product but a coproduct that, in …

No Waiver? No Sense.
February 20, 2017 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry sees one-pound waiver for E15 as a no-brainer.  —  Perplexed about why E15 does not get a one-pound waiver? That’s a sign you clearly understand the …

Iowa to Pruitt: Don’t Change RFS Point of Obligation
February 17, 2017 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “We have a slogan in the renewable fuels family that says ‘Don’t mess with the RFS,’” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Let me make this perfectly clear: changing …

POET-DSM Plans On-Site Enzyme Manufacturing Facility at Project Liberty
February 17, 2017 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(POET)  POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals.  The facility will be integrated into the Project Liberty technology package, replicable in future facilities. …

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program —
February 16, 2017 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites )  Starting with the summer of 2017, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2), will be establishing a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site designed to provide undergraduate students …

Lawmakers Aim to Boost Central Illinois Agricultural Economy
February 13, 2017 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald & Review)  Legislation introduced in Springfield could boost efforts to attract bio-based businesses to Decatur and Central Illinois. The legislation introduced by state Sens. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, and Andy Manar, D-Bunker …

Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae
February 9, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of light and CO2 into high value microbial feedstock. BioProcess Algae LLC is based in Omaha, …

Farmers Looking at On-Farm Ethanol Plants
February 3, 2017 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (Illinois Farmer Today)  A handful of farmers are not just raising the crops that can be used as biofuels. They’re also working on producing the fuel itself.  A Minnesota-based company is in …

Contest Winners from Waukee and Treynor Focus on Benefits of E15 and Biodiesel
February 2, 2017 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) “Fuel the Future” High School Video Contest gives students a chance to grow their expertise in the fuel and technology of a new generation. This …

Water: Lifeblood of the Process
January 27, 2017 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Successful water reduction and recycling require close attention to treatments and system impacts in ethanol production. —  …  As the industry has improved its efficiency and recycling, water …

USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research
January 25, 2017 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, …

What Blend Wall? Why Facts Trump Rhetoric Every Time
January 25, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Half of U.S. states blended more than 10 percent ethanol, RFA’s president and CEO points out in his View from the Hill column —  Reps. Bill Flores, R-Texas, and …

Trump Advisor Sam Clovis Takes Job at U.S. Ag Department
January 23, 2017 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Radio Iowa)  An Iowan who has been an advisor to Donald Trump during the presidential campaign is moving into a job in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sam Clovis of Hinton, Iowa was sworn in soon …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK Jan 23 2017
January 23, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Politico’s Morning Energy)  Eventually, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s nomination to be ambassador to China came up, prompting (U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy )Pelosi to interject: “I was hoping he would get natural resources, …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth
January 18, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions …

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy
January 16, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers.

Two pyrolysis experts are guest editors of the issue: Robert …

Poll: Trump Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ethanol
January 13, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  A new post-election survey released today shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters of American ethanol. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of …

Northey Recognizes Efforts by Fuel Marketers to Offer and Promote Renewable Fuels
January 13, 2017 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada and Richard Weiner from Cartersville Elevator, Inc. in Nora Springs are the 2017 winners of …

Council Approves Funding for Biofuel Plan at Wastewater Treatment Facility — $1.3 Milllion OKed for Engineering
January 13, 2017 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by  Elisa Raffa (Sioux Land Matters)  Sioux city is moving ahead with plans to sell a methane product similar to what big ox produces, but city leaders contend that’s where the similarities end. Methane is a …

Ethanol Increasingly a Stabilizing Factor for Iowa Farmers’ Income
January 9, 2017 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Jon Leu (Daily Nonpareil)  At a time when Iowa farmers produced a second consecutive record corn crop amid falling prices for their commodity, the state’s growing ethanol industry remains a stabilizing factor.

National crop production …

How Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers Helped Deliver Trump’s Historic Win
January 6, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  In the flurry of post-election punditry and analysis, much credit was given to disenfranchised factory workers and coal miners in the Rust Belt and Appalachia for delivering Donald …

Trump EPA Nominee Won’t Gut Ethanol Law, Grassley, Ernst Say
January 6, 2017 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Midwest Republican senators got reassurances from EPA chief nominee Scott Pruitt that he will “follow the law” that requires ethanol and biodiesel to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply, …

Branstad Says Trump Assures EPA Chief Will Be Pro-Ethanol
January 4, 2017 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Iowa’s governor says President-elect Donald Trump has reassured him the Trump Administration will be pro-ethanol. Governor Terry Branstad was concerned initially when he heard Trump asked the attorney general from …

Iowa Energy Plan Includes Role Ethanol Can Play in State’s Future
January 3, 2017 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has released to the public the Iowa Renewable Energy Plan, which establishes priorities and provides strategic guidance for Iowa’s energy future.   …   “IRFA …

Fantastic 5: US States Getting It Done, Making Biobased Happen
December 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … the most innovative public-private policies are likely for some time to proceed out of regions, provinces and states.

In some ways, in the United States the forces arrayed against the Renewable …

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute
December 27, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute.

The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity …

Biofuels Industry May Have the Juice to Endure to Trump’s EPA Chief Pick
December 23, 2016 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Chuck McCutcheon (Scientific American)  Despite concerns over Scott Pruitt’s record of opposing ethanol, experts say the renewable-fuel program is on safe ground  —  … Ethanol advocates, however, do not seem to worry that Pruitt will …

Ethanol Spills Article Lacks Facts, Context
December 23, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dan Velasquez (Letter to the Editor, Des Moines Register)  … If we were not using home-grown ethanol, we’d be shipping more crude oil. The article pointed out that in the 30 years from 1985 to 2015, …

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In: Anellotech, Edeniq, Novvi
December 23, 2016 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … For Anellotech, a new technology to extend catalyst life by reducing catalyst poisons that cause catalyst and product cost to soar. For Novvi, a signature investment from Chevron. From Edeniq, …

Ag Leaders Praise Branstad as China Pick
December 22, 2016 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht Lee (Agri-Media/Midwest Producer)  Midwestern agricultural leaders have been watching President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of trade – with China, in particular – with some concern. But their hopes were lifted Dec. 7 when …

EPA Approves Flint Hills Resources for Cellulosic Ethanol from Edeniq’s Pathway Technology
December 20, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(Edeniq/Business Wire)   Edeniq, Inc., a leading cellulosic and biorefining technology company, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 120 MGPY Shell Rock, Iowa ethanol plant …

America’s New Ambassador To China Is A Boon To The Renewables Sector
December 14, 2016 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha)  President-elect Donald Trump nominated Iowa governor Terry Branstad to be America’s ambassador to China last week. China’s government was quick to praise the pick, having developed a strong relationship with …

Ethanol, Biodiesel Retailer Award Nominations Sought DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
December 14, 2016 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Dickenson County News)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Friday, Dec. 9, encouraged Iowa fuel retailers and gas stations to submit nominations for the Secretary’s Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards, which recognize fuel retailers that …

Switchgrass May Be a Good Option for Farmers Who Have Lost Fertile Topsoil
December 14, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(University of Missouri)  Switchgrass Can Improve Soil Quality on Eroded Farms, Study Finds  —  The loss of fertile topsoil from agricultural fields is an economic problem for modern farmers. When runoff water washes topsoil from …

Governors Press Trump on RFS Following Pruitt EPA Nomination
December 12, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Just two days after President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was the nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Governors’ Biofuels …

Ernst Stresses Importance of Strong RFS for Rural Economies at Hearing
December 6, 2016 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Bob Quinn and Doug Cooper (600WMTRadio)  At the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing entitled “Examining Two GAO Reports Regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard,” U.S. Senator Joni …

A Portrait of Tom Vilsack’s Tenure
December 6, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  … “Democrats need to talk to rural voters. That’s the first thing that has to happen. They can’t write ’em off,” Vilsack told his former adviser, David Axelrod, in a …

Iowa E15 Retailers’ ‘Pink at the Pump’ Campaign Raises $12,000
December 1, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Drivers filling-up their cars with cleaner-burning E15 during the month of October raised $12,000 for breast cancer awareness as part of the “Pink at the Pump” Campaign. Nearly 30 E15 …

The Biobased Economy after Trump: The States May Lead the Way
November 28, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Trump and Congressional Republicans are expected to focus on comprehensive tax reform, infrastructure development, and repealing Obamacare. Some of those initiatives may touch the biobased economy but only …

There Is a Cornucopia of Feedstock Options for Making Biofuels
November 28, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Mark Elless (U.S. Department of Energy)  Switchgrass, algae, forest trimmings, corn husks and corn stalks you can’t eat these crops, and you would never put them on your table for Thanksgiving; however, together they …

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects
November 15, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

AgMRC Looks at Drivers behind High Ethanol Blending
November 14, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The economic drivers behind recent higher ethanol blending rates were examined by Iowa economic researcher Sampath Jayasinghe in the Renewable Energy Report  from the Iowa Agricultural Marketing Resource …

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers
November 14, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

New Blender Pumps Open in Holstein, Iowa
November 9, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Holstein Travel Center has added four blender pumps and to celebrate the retail station is hosting a pump promotion November 11-12, 2016. The station is located on Indorf Avenue in Holstein, …

Koch Brothers Build Biofuel Giant Aided by Mandates They Abhor
November 7, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Buying bankrupt plants on cheap creates No. 5 U.S. producer; Free-market preachers seek profit without mandated use of fuel  —  Jeremy Bezdek admits that the proposal he made to his bosses at …

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!
November 6, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the RFI responses web page. This …

Farmers Could Help Trump Win This Make-or-Break State
November 4, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Tom Philpott (Mother Jones)  Cue the pandering to King Corn. —  …  And while winning Iowa is far from enough to push Trump to national victory, he absolutely needs to win the state to …

Grassley Ad Highlights Cellulosic Ethanol Efforts
November 2, 2016 – 9:31 pm | No Comment

by Jenny Hopkinson (Politico’s Morning Ag)   A new television advertisement from Sen. Chuck Grassley’s campaign focuses on his success in advancing legislation that promotes the use of cellulosic ethanol-based energy, encouraging “a new fuel made from …

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate
October 21, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates battled it out in the western part the state they are fighting for.  Republican Sen. …

Ames Laboratory to Receive $3 Million to Develop Instrument to Study Plant Cell Walls
October 20, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Ames Laboratory)  A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls to better understand how …

New Pathways for Stover
October 20, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for the future will require multiple …

Letter: E15 Is Earth-Friendly Biofuel
October 12, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Tom Thoma/Kelly Hansen (Globe Gazette/POET)  Something new and exciting is popping up all across our state. Think: cleaner air, less use of toxic chemicals and consumer savings for Iowans.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is …

SciTech Now: Renewable Cellulosic Ethanol
October 6, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Detroit Public TV)  Innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  High school student Tavis Reed and DuPont’s innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  WATCH VIDEO

10-Year Anniversary Videos Offer Unique Glimpse inside REG
October 5, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company’s—and the biodiesel industry’s—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. …

U.S. Files Complaint, Announces Settlement to Address Alleged Renewable Fuel Standard Violations by NGL Crude Logistics and Western Dubuque Biodiesel
October 5, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced the filing of a complaint against NGL Crude Logistics, LLC and Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC and a settlement …

IA Retailers Are “Pink at the Pump”
October 3, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Beginning October 1, 2016, nearly 30 fuel retailers in Iowa are kicking off the “Pink at the Pump” campaign to raise funds for breast cancer as well as raise awareness about …

Expected Record Harvest Won’t Profit Farmers Facing Their Third Year of Falling Income
October 3, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

By Barbara Soderlin and Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Fields across the Midlands are packed with copper-colored cornstalks, an expected record-size crop drying in the breeze as the fall harvest gets underway.

But there’s a worry underlying …

Americans Deserve Fuel Choices at the Pump
October 3, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Liz Mathis (Marion Times)  Here in Iowa, we encourage gas stations to install flex fuel pumps and other equipment to offer homegrown, renewable ethanol and biodiesel. The Legislature’s investment of $3 million this year …

Letter: Column on Ethanol Gets It Wrong
October 3, 2016 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Paul Fox (Fayetteville Observer)  Jonah Goldberg’s Sept. 5 column “Let’s talk about ethanol” struck me as a little odd. Goldberg has somehow twisted the idea that ethanol and biofuels release more greenhouse gases than …

Iowa Awards More Fueling Future Funds
October 1, 2016 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Iowa has released the availability of nearly $350,000 in funds under the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative as announced by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Retailers who are interested can apply …

Capitol Digest: Ethanol Incentives Announced
September 29, 2016 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Tom Thoma (Globe Gazette)  Ethanol Incentives: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said Wednesday about $350,000 in uncommitted funds are now available to interested retailers in Iowa seeking cost-share funding to help buy and …

Chevron’s Forgotten Biofuels Wonder-Tech Gets a Second Life at Iowa State
September 29, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may recall that The Bloomberg investigative team of Ben Elgin & Peter Waldman in 2013 published an expose on Chevron claiming that the company had developed — then buried …

BIO Releases Report on Renewable Chemical Progress, Opportunities
September 26, 2016 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry.

The report, titled …

New Hy-Vee Gas Station Will Use Ethanol from Big River Resources
September 26, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by William Smith (The Hawk Eye)  The new station will use ethanol from Big River Resources blended on site.  READ MORE

Letter to the Editor: Biofuels Defended
September 23, 2016 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Doug Berven (POET/Boston Herald)  Jonah Goldberg’s column parrots the tired talking points of the oil industry (“Research proves ethanol’s only useful to pols,” Sept. 5). Ethanol is a clean-burning, American-made biofuel that is lowering greenhouse …

3 Siouxland Locations Offering $1.15 E15 Fuel Friday
September 22, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Ian Richardson (Sioux City Journal)  Area drivers can fill up on E15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at select locations across Siouxland during a special promotion Friday.

Kum & Go stations at 3803 Dakota Ave. …

Poet CEO Says Clinton, Trump Know Importance of Ethanol
September 22, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The head of ethanol giant Poet is optimistic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton back renewable fuels despite recent developments that have left some in the industry uncertain about their positions.

Jeff Broin, …

Northey: E15 an Affordable, Clean-Burning Option at the Pump
September 21, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Bill Northey (Globe Gazette)  … This significant growth in access to E15 is thanks in part to the “Fueling our Future” initiative, which is a collaboration between the governor’s office, Iowa Department of Agriculture …

Driven by Propel Fuels, California Now Leads the Nation in Low Carbon Fuels
September 15, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(Propel/MarketWired)  Young and Diverse Californians at the Center of Surge in Low Carbon Fuel Volumes in Major Oil Industry Transition  —  California’s Big Oil disrupting climate-change policies have been extended to 2030, and the state …

Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps
September 14, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 15, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months …

7 Governors Ask EPA to Remove RVP Limit on E15
September 14, 2016 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 13, the governors of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to remove the …

Renewable Fuel Standards Will Help Fight Climate Change
September 13, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Mike Arbige  (DuPont/The Mercury News) Letter to Editor:  Next to power plants, transportation remains America’s largest source of carbon emissions. Electrification will help, but only clean-burning biofuels — like ethanol — can immediately and dramatically …

Landmark Report from BIO Charts $770B Renewable Chemicals and Materials Market by 2020
September 9, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the …

Ernst, Branstad, QCCP Discuss the Future of Renewable Fuels
September 2, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Quad County Corn Processors/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently met with staff and board members from Quad County Corn Processors and representatives from Syngenta, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association …

Letter: Sen. Grassley Works Hard for Clean Energy
September 2, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by James Dozier (The Gazette/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions)  Sen. Chuck Grassley has displayed a consistent record of leadership when it comes to bringing jobs and clean energy to Iowa and helping to bolster the farm …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 2, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

In this slide deck, we looked at …

Ensuring Energy Independence Through Bio-Based Energy Systems
September 2, 2016 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  NIFA ‘s Bioeconomy-Bioenergy-Bioproduct portfolio facilitates the development of sustainable regional production systems for biofuels and bio-based products through research, product development and demonstration, extension, and education.

By creating non-carbon based fuels, power …

Biofuels Are Worse than Gasoline? Creative Accounting Leads to Claim
August 31, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert C. Brown (Des Moines Register)  … The genesis of the latest headlines is frustration among certain biofuels critics that life-cycle analysis no longer supports their criticism of biofuels. The solution, of course, is …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont in the Advanced Bioeconomy
August 31, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconmy.

In this slide deck, we looked at DuPont, …

Trump Focuses on Farmers
August 30, 2016 – 10:22 pm | No Comment

by Eddie Scott (TheVillagesSuntimes)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the second annual Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. — … Trump promised to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and corn-based ethanol, eliminate burdensome …

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices
August 30, 2016 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman …

Researchers Garner Grant to Study Innovative Biofuels Production Technology
August 30, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Robert Mills (Iowa State University)  A team of researchers from Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute is investigating a new technology for converting biomass into biofuels and chemicals. With a $371,000, one-year grant from the …

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol Producer, and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains
August 24, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.5 billion gallons per year with 17 plants located in …

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC
August 23, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks at the Republican and Democratic national conventions as part of an Iowa team promoting ethanol.

Otto …

After the Lightning Strikes: The Bioeconomy’s Effort to Learn from Fire
August 23, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lightning strikes often in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Magic catalyst, the miracle microbe, the super strain, the wonder feedstock, the peerless process.

But it’s after the lightning strikes that we begin …

What Is to Be Done? Farm Crisis in the Making?
August 22, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Bob Krause (Storm Lake Times Letter to Editor)  Only 35 years after the 1980s farm crisis, another storm seems to be brewing. Corn production is forecast by USDA to be up 11% from last …

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to Visit Quad County Corn Processors
August 15, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Pilot Tribune)  United States Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will visit Quad County Corn Processors cellulosic ethanol production facility in Galva on Wednesday, August 31st at 9:15 am.

Senator Ernst and Governor Branstad …

Trump Should Push Biofuels on Corn Belt Swing, Santorum Says
August 5, 2016 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Republican nominee Trump backs U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard; Tactic would exploit a Clinton weakness, Rick Santorum says  —  Donald Trump’s campaign swing through the Corn Belt on Friday should include a …

Report: Clinton Talking about RFS Alternative
August 4, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Ed Tibbetts (Quad City Times)  A new report saying that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has talked with California officials about how the Renewable Fuel Standard might be revamped is drawing criticism from a top Republican …

How it Works- DuPont Process for Converting Biomass to Cellulosic Ethanol
July 27, 2016 – 11:40 pm | No Comment

(Vimeo/DuPont)  The world is requiring more renewable sources of energy to meet its needs. With decades of expertise in feedstock, bioprocessing and biofuel production, DuPont has answered the call with a fully integrated process that …

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds
July 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’ that merited a public hearing. The Department of Environmental Protection has issued the final permits …

Biofuel Governors Tout E30
July 19, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to …

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
July 19, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(NewsUSA/WDRB.com)  There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil — lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can’t be outsourced.

In …

Ethanol Trans-loading and Storage Facility Ready For Use
July 8, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(KLEM)  Ribbon cutting ceremonies on the new ethanol trans-loading storage facility will take place Thursday morning. Plymouth Energy of Merrill worked with Le Mars city officials and Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation  to create the storage facility located …

Iowa’s Ethanol Plants Consistently Gaining in Efficiency
July 6, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Dirck Steimel (Iowa Farm Bureau)  While political battles over the Renewable Fuel Stan­dard (RFS) continue to grab headlines, Iowa’s ethanol plants are quietly pushing ahead and becoming more and more efficient.
The 43 corn-based and …

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15
July 1, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with …

@NASCAR #E15 Race Offers Fans ‘All American Fun’
July 1, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Jimmy Small is in his third race season as president of Iowa Speedway. TheAmerican Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is in its fourth year while the American Ethanol sponsorship is …

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers make sound …

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?
June 21, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline.

Until now, though, it’s only been an idea. We’ve been able to make cellulosic ethanol …

The Problem and Promise of Ethanol
June 20, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Art Cullen (Storm Lake Times) … So how can we produce ethanol sustainably — that is, a scheme under which farmers can make money without releasing nitrate to the river and help power America while …

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs
June 20, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by  Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)  After weathering a winter of big stocks and low oil prices, the U.S. biofuels industry is looking forward to a strong year, thanks to growth in domestic gasoline demand …

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway
June 20, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, …

Local Officials Meet with Grassley in Washington, D.C.
June 17, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Austin Harrington (Ames Tribune)  … During the trip, Culhane (Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames Economic Development Commission) and the other members of the delegation had a …

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants
June 17, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the Gen-1 ethanol fleet, and have implications for everything from passenger cars to jets.

#15 Vertimass  and Byogy

#14 …

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs
June 16, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)   …  Most ethanol plants have been paid off and can now manage production to meet needs; however, if a plant slows output to match decreased demand, production efficiencies also …

RFS Supporters Say Biofuel Is ‘Nuanced’ Issue
June 16, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today) … What happens in 2022 is that Congress stops setting annual levels of renewable fuel usage, but the actual law does not expire. It would take an act of Congress …

Eric Branstad to Lead Trump’s Presidential Campaign in Iowa
June 16, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jason Noble (Des Moines Register)  Eric Branstad, the son of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and an advocate for Iowa’s renewable fuels industry, will serve as the Iowa state director for presumptive Republican presidential nominee …

How Do You Generate $2B in Cellulosic Ethanol, with No Upfront Investment?
June 14, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center. Production will start by Q4 2016. …

ADM, Biofuel Supporters Say EPA Underestimates Use of Higher-Ethanol Fuels
June 10, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland Co and other supporters of biofuels on Thursday said U.S. regulators grossly underestimated the amount of higher-ethanol fuel blends at pumps when requirements for next year’s use of …

EPA Approved E15, Even if Your Manual Disagrees
June 9, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Recently, Leonard Poels questioned  ASE-certified mechanic Charlie Good’s statement that E15 is approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, asking “approved by who?” [What if E15 …

DuPont Wins a Bulldog Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business” for the 2015 Opening of its Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
June 6, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Dupont)  Award Honors the Company’s Effective Communications around the Opening of the Plant  —  This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) received a Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business,” from Bulldog …

Summer Brings Ethanol Quirk to Iowa Gas Stations
June 1, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Charlie Good (Des Moines Register/Good and Quick)  … Today, due to a combination of a quirk in federal regulation and the heavy-handed tactics of the oil industry, I walk out to my fuel pumps and …

Growth Energy Applauds Trump’s Pro-RFS Statements
June 1, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Meanwhile, two former senators …

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
May 27, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities …

The SynBio Foundry: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide
May 27, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Ames National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Idaho National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, …

Whatever Happened to Advanced Biofuels?
May 26, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by David Biello (Scientific American) … Burning cellulosic ethanol as a fuel could result in just 10 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by burning gasoline.

One big secret to making it all work is the advanced …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives
May 26, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives.

The bill includes a …

New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa streams
May 26, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry, many models predicted that nitrate concentrations in Iowa streams would increase accordingly. However, recent IIHR …

Ernst: EPA’s Latest RFS Levels Don’t Follow 2007 Law
May 20, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Senator Joni Ernst says EPA administrators may be called before congress to explain the agency’s recent decision on renewable fuel standards.

“There is clear direction from congress,” Ernst says, “and …

Hogg Touts Biofuels
May 19, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Joe Sutter  (The Messenger)  Education spending, environmental concerns are a focus for senate candidate  —  State Sen. Rob Hogg touted his support for renewables and biofuels while at the Iowa Central Community College fuel …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
May 19, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, …

Looking at the Sudden Growth of Cellulosic Ethanol
May 18, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Ben Nuelle  (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  In April, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a little over 1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol was produced in the first quarter of 2016. Production is well ahead …

Solving the Biomass Puzzle
May 18, 2016 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Ames Laboratory)  Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory hope …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Businessman Wants Second Life for Ethanol’s Leftovers
May 12, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  (Scott) Hornafius, you see, wants to build a $1 billion, 1,000-mile underground pipeline across Iowa and Nebraska to Wyoming. The line would carry ethanol-plant production leftovers in the form of carbon …

American Ethanol, Enogen Named Sponsors for June Iowa XFINITY Race
May 11, 2016 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(NASCAR)  Iowa Speedway today (May 3, 2016) announced American Ethanol will serve as the entitlement sponsor and Enogen as the presenting sponsor for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race during Wide Opening Weekend on June 18-19. The …

Energy Secretary: U.S. Must Be Energy Independent
May 9, 2016 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Energy security remains a top concern, even with growing U.S. supplies of oil, natural gas and renewable energy, said U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, kicking off a public forum on energy policies, electric markets …

Governor Says Interest Is Already There for Biochemical Tax Credit
May 6, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Governor Terry Branstad says companies already are expressing interest in the state’s new tax credit for firms that come up with new products made from the starches, sugars and oils left-over …

THE REGULARS: Clean Energy Incentives Produce Spectrum of Benefits for Iowa
May 4, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Katie Colling (Sioux City Journal)  … So my question is, why should non-farming Iowans care about RFS or any of the tax incentives for production of alternative energy forms? … Iowa now has 41 corn ethanol plants …

Higher Ethanol Blends Are Coming Soon to a Gas Pump Near You
May 4, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  Convenience store operator Kum & Go says it is making a massive commitment to higher gasoline-ethanol blends, planning to sell E15 at about 100 more locations this year.

The 430-store …

Project LIBERTY in “Ramp-Up” Phase
May 4, 2016 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

(POET)  Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. Last year’s startup phase yielded …

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program
May 3, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Extend Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Another Year  —  The Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in …

A Cellulosic Ethanol Milestone
April 27, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Forbes) Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that during the first quarter of 2016, just over 1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol were produced. In fact, production for the month …

Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production
April 26, 2016 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by 20 percent. The 18 day trial was conducted at the Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) …

Iowa Offers Tax Incentives In Bid To Become An Epicenter For Innovation In Bio-based Materials
April 19, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Savage (Forbes)  Last week the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed a bill which came to him with bipartisan support from the legislature. The measure institutes tax incentives designed to accelerate the growth …

IRFA: Iowa Achieves Record E85, Midlevel Blend Sales in 2015
April 18, 2016 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) An analysis of a recent Iowa Department of Revenue report shows the average biodiesel blend purchased in Iowa reached 11.0 percent in 2015, an increase from the 9.4 percent average blend in …

Biodiesel Catalyst Ranks to Expand
April 18, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

By Michael McCoy (Chemical and Engineering News)  Seeing more growth ahead, two small companies invest in new plants —  Growth in the biodiesel market is spurring two small companies to invest in U.S. production of …

University of Iowa Gets Landmark Air-Quality Deal Enabling More Biofuel Use
April 14, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Vanessa Miller (The Gazette)  the University of Iowa has reached a first-of-its-kind agreement with state air quality regulators, allowing it to expand its use of biofuels and continue experimenting with environmentally friendly options.

The Iowa …

B11 Iowa Average Biodiesel Blend
April 12, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  More Iowa consumers are choosing biodiesel at the pump according to a new report from the Iowa Department of Revenue. The report finds that the average biodiesel blend purchased in the …

Branstad Signs Chemical Tax Credit Bill in Ames
April 7, 2016 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Austin Harrington (Ames Tribune)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds came to Iowa State University Wednesday to sign a bill into law that will create a $10 million tax credit for companies …

Can Biofuel Crops and Cover Crops Coexist?
April 6, 2016 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Young (AgriNews)  Cover crop and row crop biofuels systems can work together. They may have to as the Renewable Fuel Standard spurs increased demand for biofuels while many are calling for more controls …

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge
April 5, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa;
American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  —

At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. …