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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Major Investments to Spur Innovation and Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Still Needed: More Ethanol Fuel Pumps

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  But it’s unclear where money will come from to install them around U.S. …(Dave) Hicks, who’s getting a $28,000 federal grant and additional money

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE Grants Final Approval on POET Cellulosic Ethanol Loan Guarantee

(POET)  POET closes on loan to keep construction on pace for 2013 plant start-up POET today (September 23, 2011)  received final approval for a $105 million loan guarantee issued through

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Gives $2 Million for Blender Pumps in 22 States

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thirty-three projects in 22 states have been approved for blender pump grants in the latest round of funding to be dispersed through the USDA’s

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Receives $20 Million for Renewable Energy Research

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa’s research community has been awarded $20 million through the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research with the goal of establishing

September 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Hartley, IA Ethanol Plant Eyes Expansion

by Mark Victoria (KTIV.com)  …Now after seeing profits, an expansion is in the works. “Each of the plants has seven fermenters which help in the ethanol making process. We’re going

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Valero: ‘Ethanol Has Been Successful for Us’

by Bill Shea (The Messenger)  Company leaders visit Webster County plant Trucks loaded with corn line up every day at the front gate of the Valero Renewables ethanol plant west

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Harkin Backs Ethanol Expansion

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) told the American Coalition for Ethanol Wednesday that he’ll continue to work for passage of a bill that would expand ethanol’s access

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only can make money – but can mitigate the carbon intensity

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Water Intensity of Corn-Based Ethanol Needs to Include DDGS Credit

by Gouri Shankar Mishra and Sonia Yeh (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Study recalculates water consumption with expanded system boundaries and coproduct credit Recent studies have estimated the “consumptive water use,” “water

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

POTUS Puts Focus on Agriculture and Biofuels

by Cindy (Corn Commentary)  President Obama’s Midwest bus tour this week really put a spotlight on agriculture and biofuels. The POTUS visited three of the nation’s top four ethanol producing

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

US Corn-Belt Farmers: ‘The Country Has Turned on Us’

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  As Congress reviews 30 years of corn ethanol subsidies, the global food crisis has shone a negative light on biofuel production There were times when

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Scouting for Biofuels Crops in Indian Creek Watershed

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is looking for the best biofuels crops to grow in the northeast Illinois Indian Creek Watershed. During a recent field

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Corncobs Germinate a New Career

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  When Eric Woodford began harvesting biomass 15 years ago, he realized that existing farm equipment wasn’t up to the job. So he invented something better,

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reaches out to Straw Poll Media

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   Ethanol supporters, on the defensive since the last Iowa caucus cycle, have decided to do some educational outreach this year to the estimated 600-plus

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Who’s on the List? The U.S. EPA Pegs a Handful of Cellulosic Producers to Contribute to Next Year’s RFS Goal

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In June, the U.S EPA issued its proposal to reduce the coming year’s cellulosic biofuels volume target for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Advocates Pay to Tout Oil, Debt Agendas at Iowa Straw Poll

by Jennifer Jacobs  (Des Moines Register)   An air-conditioned “igloo” paid for by the Iowa Energy Forum will rise up from the straw poll campus in Ames next month, an

August 1, 2011 Read Full Article

DDCE Begins Second Year of Stover Collection Program

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The second year of DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC’s corn stover collection program is under way in Iowa as the company prepares to construct Project Blackhawk –

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Former Iowa First Lady Runs for Congress on Energy Issues

by Cindy Zimmerman   (DomesticFuel.com)  Wind energy and biofuels are part of the campaign for Congress launched this week by former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack. …Vilsack officially announced her

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

US Energy Department Celebrates Loan Guarantee Successes as Stimulus-Supported 1705 Program Comes to Close

by Jonathan Silver (Department of Energy/Biofuels Digest)  …the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has been extremely busy, committing or closing 19 additional financings of clean energy projects

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Grassley Q&A: Looking Forward with Biodiesel

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) (Biodiesel Magazine)  Q.  Why do you support the production of biodiesel? A.  Too much of America’s energy comes from fossil fuels imported from countries that don’t

July 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Danica Patrick Says Ethanol Is Great

by Chuck  (DomesticFuel.com)  …I asked her for a comment on having Iowa corn growers supporting this race again and what she thinks about racing with ethanol. She said, “I think

July 13, 2011 Read Full Article

POET Receives Offer for a Conditional Commitment for $105 Million Cellulosic Ethanol Loan Guarantee

(POET) POET has received an offer for a conditional commitment for a $105 million U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee to construct a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa that

July 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Uncertainty about Ethanol Clouds Cellulosic Plant Plans

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  …The EPA said the biorefineries expected to be online by this year had not materialized, which didn’t come as news to Jim Sturdevant, manager

July 6, 2011 Read Full Article

UW & Iowa St. Report: Ethanol Lowered Gas Prices $0.89 per Gallon in 2010

(Wisconsin BioIndustry Alliance)   A report by the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University found that ethanol production helped reduce gas prices at the pump by an average of $0.89 per

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

E10 Sales Remain Flat, but Iowans Saved $50 Million with Ethanol So Far This Year

(KCAUTV.com)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that Iowans choosing E10 blends have saved over $50 million during the first five months of 2011.  Iowa Department of Revenue

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Oil Incentives Have to Be Talked about, Too, by the Candidates

by Walt Wendland (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)   …When presidential candidates have discussed reforming the ethanol incentive, several news articles called this either “bold” or “risky” in Iowa.

July 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa 15% Ethanol Incentive Takes Effect

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Iowa could become the first state in the nation with fuel pumps sporting the new15% ethanol (E15) labels approved this week by the Environmental Protection Agency

July 1, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant at Nevada

by Lynn Hicks  (Des Moines Register)  Nevada will be the site of one of the few next-generation ethanol plants in the world, DuPont announced today. The biorefinery will use corncobs,

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

ADM's Decatur Facility to Produce More Lysine, Threonine

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A plan to produce more lysine and threonine, both amino acids, at Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s plant in Decatur, Ill., won’t mean changes on

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Ethanol Plant Gets Grant for Bolt-On Cellulosic Facility

by Kris Bevill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Quad County Corn Processors, which operates a 30 MMgy ethanol facility in Galva, Iowa, was recently awarded a $1.45 million grant from the

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Santorum Tells Iowa Farmers He Would End Ethanol Subsidies

by William Petroski (Des Moines Register)  …Santorum, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he advocates phasing-out the existing tax incentive for ethanol production, commonly known as the blenders’

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Legislation Friendly to Biodiesel

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  …On the biodiesel front, there are three basic components, says Randy Olson, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board: =Extension and change of the

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa State Hybrid Lab Combines Technologies to Make Biorenewable Fuels and Products

(Iowa State University)  Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory. Some of the tubes looked like they were holding very weak coffee.

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Bill Would Require Origin Labeling for Fuel

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) this week introduced legislation that would require all gasoline sold in the U.S. to carry country-of-origin labeling (COOL). …Growth Energy president Jim Nussle

June 9, 2011 Read Full Article

SynGest Taps Honeywell for Renewable Ammonia Project Design

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Honeywell has been selected to help SynGest design a proposed first-of-its-kind processing facility that will produce ammonia from biomass. The southwest-Iowa plant will process as

June 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Virent Makes Gasoline from Cellulosic Biomas

(Virent)  Biofuels Pioneer Converts Corn Stover and Loblolly Pine Into BioFormate™ Gasoline with Molecular Composition Similar to Gasoline Derived from Fossil Fuels Virent announced it has successfully produced biogasoline from corn stover

June 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Romney Hearts Ethanol Subsidies

By Jonathan Weisman (Wall Street Journal)  It was an odd setting for a policy pronouncement, but on the sidewalk outside the Historical Building here, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney embraced ethanol

May 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Becomes First State to Incentivize E15

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign a bill today, May 26, which will provide a boost to the state’s renewable fuels producers

May 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Subsidy Phaseout is Necessary, Pawlenty Says

by Jason Clayworth (Des Moines Register/Juice)  What once would have been considered a bold, even politically suicidal, call to do away with ethanol subsidies has become the position of some

May 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Improving Ethanol Production Economics

(WOWT.com)  Iowa State University’s Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team’s award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant. Now he knows the idea, which

May 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Legislature Passes Renewable Fuels Legislation

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   The Iowa Legislature today (May 4, 2011) approved comprehensive renewable fuels legislation intended to increase E15 sales and biodiesel production. …(T)the bill includes a new

May 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Perennial Corn Holds Hope for Cutting Environmental Damage

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  The time could come when farmers aren’t getting on their tractors every spring to plant their crops, or even plowing their fields, exposing them

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Drivers Line Up in Ankeny for 85 Cents a Gallon E85

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Cars, trucks and SUVs lined up at an Ankeny Kum & Go on Friday for a taste of what’s to come: lower gas prices.

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

New Biofuel to Spar with Ethanol

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Imagine filling up the car on a fuel that isn’t made from oil but doesn’t have the drawbacks of corn ethanol, including its lower

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa State's Role in the Future of Biofuels

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Prototypes of the biofuels refinery of the future sit in a 19,000-square-foot complex on the Iowa State Research Farm west of Ames. Two experimental

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Great Plains Renewable Energy Outlines Algae Plans on Q1 Call

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …Highlights of the discussion included updates on GPRE’s recently announced BioProcess Algae joint venture. Following are some comments by Mr. Becker and his answers to some shareholder

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Harkin Frustrated by Ethanol Infighting

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  …But when Senator Tom Harkin was asked about his sense of support for the Grassley-Conrad Bill on Thursday, he said that it has some risks. Harkin

May 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Incentives of Biofuels Industry Clear Final Legislative Hurdle

by O. Kay Henderson  (Radio Iowa)  A bill on its way to Governor Branstad’s desk extends a variety of tax breaks and incentives for so-called “biofuels”. For example, the legislation

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Grassley-Conrad Bill Boosts Domestic Energy Production

(Senator Chuck Grassley)  Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Kent Conrad of North Dakota today introduced bipartisan legislation to update ethanol tax policies in an effort to boost domestic energy production

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol Production on US and Regional Gasoline Markets: An Update to May 2009

by Xiaodong Du, Dermot J. Hayes (Iowa State University/Center for Agricultural and Rural Development)   This report updates the findings in Du and Hayes 2009 by extending the data to December

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

GROWMARK Terminal Provides Homegrown Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  GROWMARK is providing more homegrown fuels for members and area businesses around central Illinois. The regional agricultural supply company bought the Menard Terminal from Magellan Midstream

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA & EPA Tour REG Biodiesel Plant in Newton, IA

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Renewable Energy Group (REG) executives hosted USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson as well as leaders from the ethanol industry at their

May 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Learn to Run a Biorefinery in a Virtual Control Room Developed by Iowa State Researchers

(EurekAlert!)  David Grewell flipped on the augers that carry corn from a truck to a biorefinery. Then, with a few more clicks of his computer mouse, he turned on the

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Knocking Natural Gas Off Its Throne

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Although natural gas is king of power generation at ethanol plants, there’s increasing interest in renewable energy technologies that could help ethanol plants

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Cornoil – A Growing Feedstock for REG

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The synergies between the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels industries are growing. One of the things that’s been happening over the past few years is the

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Urges Congress to Keep Biofuel Policy

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  …“The single most important thing that Congress can do for advanced biofuels is to provide a stable policy environment,” Jan Koninckx, DuPont’s global biofuels

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Super Corn Sought to Limit Nitrogen Use, Pollution

by Jon Birger (Bloomberg)  …Other than water and sunlight, there’s nothing more important to growing corn — the most-valuable U.S. crop, worth $66.7 billion in 2010 — than nitrogen. Generous

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Sovereign Focuses on Delivering Ethanol's Message

by Jean Caspers-Simmet  (AgriNews.com)  Dave Sovereign tries to help people see the benefits ethanol brings to the economy. …It frustrates Sovereign when people bash ethanol. “After 9/11 the president and Congress

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Harvesting, Storage and Transfer Technology Update

by Maynard Herron and Bob Matousek   (Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy)     AGCO (Hesston, KS) received an award for biomass feedstock supply demonstration as a partial match

April 11, 2011 Read Full Article

The Class of 2011

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will these biofuels projects make the expected steps towards commercialization? There was a strong response

April 8, 2011 Read Full Article

The World Market For Ethanol You Did Not Know About.

by Stu Ellis   (FarmGateBlog.com)   …(E)thanol producers who have a pipeline into the export market may find added demand from

April 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Key Players: Advanced Biofuels

by David Beattie (Renewable Energy World Magazine)   …Importantly, and what sets these latest fuels apart from their first-generation predecessors,

April 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Next-Gen Biofuel Depends on Subsidies, Senate Told

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Even as President Barack Obama renewed his push for next-generation biofuels, an industry official

April 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Senate Hearing Examines Oil Price Spikes, Role of Biofuels

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   During a U.S. Senate committee hearing on March 30, Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Combatting Today’s High Gas Prices

by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo)  (GlobeGazette) …For too long, we’ve depended on foreign countries for our oil — and we’ve

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Bus Idea Developed By Grad Student

by Caleb Denison  (IBTimes.com)   …(David) Correll, (a Ph.D. student at Iowa State University’s College of Business) … is the

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Has Come a Long Way Since Its Iowa Roots

by Richard Johnson  (Globe Gazette)  …And, he (Walt Wendland) said, his industry can adapt to technological changes, such as cellulosic ethanol,

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Leader: Renewables at the Heart of Clean Technology Market Opportunity

(DuPont)  DuPont is uniquely positioned to deliver clean technology opportunities, including both advanced biomaterials and biofuels, DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Sales in Iowa Break Records

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  E85 sales in Iowa have broken all records reaching an all-time high for the state. According

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Ethanol and Energy

(IowaPolitics.com)  Floor Speech of Sen. Chuck Grassley Ethanol and Energy Independence Delivered Monday, March 07, 2011 …We must look to

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Sinclair Partners with REG on Biodiesel Blending Terminal

by Luke Geiver   (Biodiesel Magazine)  Drivers in the Ft. Madison, Iowa, area will now have access to biodiesel after

March 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gets Boost from Rising Oil Prices

by Erin Golden (Omaha.com)  …Headlines about higher gas prices are putting a big-picture focus on the country’s dependence on oil,

March 9, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Exec: Company to Become Renewables 'Powerhouse' by 2015

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig Binetti told attendees of a recent clean technology conference

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Grassley and Ethanol: Industry Loses Key Ally in Deficit Battle

by Phil Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Cutting the deficit is more important than protecting the ethanol industry if it comes

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol is ‘Good, Good, Good,’ Grassley Says

by Courtney Blanchard   (Telegraph Herald)  Senator rejects new criticism of U.S. ethanol policy that comes after reports of low

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit: Conference Report

by Bill Brandon (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On February 10 & 11, about 120 participants gathered in chilly Chicago for the

February 21, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Create Jobs and New Economic Opportunities for Rural Residents

(USDA) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 16 projects in 10 states for funding to create jobs and

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Students Show Talent in Renewable Fuels Video Contest

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Students were challenged to create the best video highlighting the importance and benefits of renewable fuels,

February 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Project Advances at Green Plains Renewable Energy Plant

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BioProcess Algae LLC has begun operating commercial-scale algae bioreactors at Green Plains Renewable Energy

February 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Gingrich to Obama: Focus on Energy

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is mulling a 2012 run for president, called

January 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Economy Powered by Renewable Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) …At the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Des Moines on Tuesday, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA)

January 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Enervation Advisors Aquires Tri-City Energy Biodiesel

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …The company will deploy multiple feedstock technology as rising costs of feedstocks are a common source

January 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Jobs Offer Limited Hope to Iowa

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  …The potential for some green jobs, especially in biofuels, is dependent on technologies and

January 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Power Fund Board Approves Terms for Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Project by DuPont-Danisc

(Iowa Office of Energy Independence)  Project Would Produce Jobs and New Energy Technology for Iowa The Iowa Power Fund Board

January 14, 2011 Read Full Article

POET Cellulosic Ethanol Efforts Could Have Nearly $38 Billion Impact on Iowa

(POET)  New analysis outlines jobs, economic output of Project LIBERTY work POET’s Project LIBERTY will generate as much as $37.8 billion

December 21, 2010 Read Full Article

SynGest’S Bioammonia Project Completes Award Contract with Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence

(SynGest/BusinessWire)  Mini plant will make 150 TPD of nitrogen fertilizer from biomass San Francisco, CA – (Business Wire) December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Grassley Speaks Out on Renewable Fuels Tax

(Farm Futures)  Iowa Senator says what’s fair for oil should be fair for ethanol. …During a speech on the Senate

December 3, 2010 Read Full Article

FRA Advances Use of Bio-Based Fuels and Lubricants with New Research Grants

(US Department of Transportation)  U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced two research grants totaling $766,562 intended to advance the use

December 3, 2010 Read Full Article

King: GOP House Good for Ethanol, Biodiesel Tax Cuts

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)   Republicans taking control of the U.S. House is good for the chances of the federal ethanol

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Growing Sorghum for Biofuel

(EurekAlert!/American Society of Agronomy)  Iowa State researchers examine the efficiencies and environmental impacts of growing sorghum for ethanol Conversion of sorghum

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Power Fund Gives Corncob Ethanol Plant First Approval

by Dan Pillar  (Gannett/Des Moines Register)  The Iowa Power Fund Board voted Wednesday to enter into negotiations with a joint venture

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Is Corn Stover the Next Big Biofuel?

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   If the cobs, stalks and leaves left behind after corn harvest become the next big

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Blairstown Ethanol Plant Gets $2.9 Million State Grant

by George Ford (SourceMedia Group News/Eastern Iowa Business)  The Iowa Power Fund Board awarded a $2.9 million grant to a cellulosic

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gets Iowa Football Fans Pumped Up

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel)  Did you know that 60 cents of each gallon of E85 purchased stays in the state

September 13, 2010 Read Full Article

News: Fiberight Making Ethanol from Paper Mill Waste; Household Garbage May Be Next

by Dean Close (Vinton Today)  …In layman’s terms, what Fiberight does is take waste from a paper mill in Cedar

September 2, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Ag Secretary Candidate Thicke Promotes ‘New Vision’

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Francis Thicke of Fairfield, the Democratic candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary, used his State

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Lab Test: ICCC Lab Becomes National Leader in Biodiesel Testing

(PR Newswire)  Community college is first to earn BQ-9000 designation, driving business to the state. Don Heck has heard a

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

New DOE Video Highlights Impact of Biofuels on Rural Communities

(US Department of Energy)  DOE also released May 6, 2010, a new video which showcases how cellulosic biofuel technologies can help decrease U.S.

May 11, 2010 Read Full Article

US Farm State Senators Offer Bill to Extend Ethanol Tax Credit

Nick Snow (Oil and Gas Journal)  US senators from agricultural states introduced legislation on Apr. 20 that would extend the

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant to Break Ground in May

by Richard Johnson (GlobeGazette.com)  …Mt. Valley will use all types of feed stock — grease, soy, sunflower seeds — in

April 5, 2010 Read Full Article

Federal Legislation for Ethanol Pipeline Being Introduced

March 29, 2010, Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-IA) and Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) held a news conference to highlight a bipartisan

April 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Stacking Traits in Algae is Focus of Grant to Iowa State University Researcher

Genetically stacking traits in corn in order to increase production, resist insects, improve standablity and many other characteristics is so

March 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Experts Push for Farm Change

“Our current industrial model of agriculture is only possible because of cheap fossil fuels,” said Francis Thicke, a candidate for

February 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Study Shows Iowans Want Biodiesel in State’s Diesel Fuel

Nearly seven out of 10 Iowa voters say they want legislation to ensure the state’s diesel fuel supply includes five

February 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry to Ask for Iowa Mandate of 10% Blend

(DesMoines Register)  The Iowa ethanol industry plans to ask the legislature to pass a bill requiring that all motor gasoline

February 2, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Sen. Harkin Pushes for Extension of Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit

by Grant Gustafson / Kate Cyrul (IowaPolitics.com)  Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today wrote to Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Chuck

December 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Fiberight to Produce MSW-Based Cellulosic Ethanol

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The former Xethanol LLC ethanol production facility in Blairstown, Iowa, has been purchased by

November 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Senator Charles Grassley Speaks Out Against Inappropriate Use of International Indirect Land Use Change Analysis

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley:    Biofuels and the Environmental Protection Agency     Thursday, October 29, 2009 …  The first

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Two EPA Administrators Tour Farms, Visit Biorefinery

by O.Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Two top officials in the Environmental Protection Agency who’ve never visited an American farm were

September 8, 2009 Read Full Article

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