Iowa Energy Plan Unveiled

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today unveiled the Iowa Energy Plan, which “assesses current and future energy supply and demand, examines energy policies and programs and identifies emerging challenges and opportunities.” “Iowa is a leader in biofuels and renewable energy,” said Lt. Governor Reynolds. “That leadership was achieved because of thoughtful planning. Creating a statewide energy plan will keep Iowa …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biomass, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Iowa RFA Announces New Communications Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced Cassidy Riley as Communications Director for the organization. Riley most recently worked as the Central Iowa Field Director for Senator Chuck Grassley’s 2016 reelection campaign. Prior to the campaign she clerked in the Iowa House of Representatives for Rep. Tom Moore. “I’m thrilled to join the IRFA team because I get to …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Enogen Provides Benefits for #Ethanol Growers

Joanna Schroeder

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry.” The Enogen corn technology is expanding, …

Audio, biofuels, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Syngenta

Iowa RFA Announces 2017 Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) this week announced new board members and officers for 2017, elected at last week’s annual meeting. 2017 IRFA Board of Directors Officers President Eamonn Byrne, Lakeview Plymouth Energy Vice President Steve Bleyl, Green Plains Treasurer Bill Howell, POET Biorefining – Coon Rapids Secretary Derek Winkel, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Executive Dir. Monte Shaw (non-voting) …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Trump Team Filling Up with Oil Interests

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, the man who sought a waiver for his state from the Renewable Fuel Standard and was consistently ranked as bad for the ethanol industry during his two presidential bids, has been tapped by President-Elect Donald Trump to be Secretary of Energy. With ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson picked as Secretary of State and Oklahoma AG Scott …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFS

RFA’s Dinneen to Keynote 2017 @IowaFuel Summit

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen will keynote the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. His theme: Making Ethanol Great Again. The annual event is taking place January 31, 2017 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Registration is open and it’s free to attend. “The inauguration of a new President always creates the potential for …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFA

Solenis Licenses Corn Oil Technology to Hydrite

Joanna Schroeder

Solenis has announced that the company has licensed its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite Chemical. This resolves pending legal action filed by Hydrite against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patents for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. Going forward Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite; thus, Hydrite will become an …

biofuels, corn, Ethanol

Carbon Intensity Surpasses #Biofuel Volumes as Key Metric

Joanna Schroeder

Lux Research is reporting that new policies are being put forward based on technology-agnostic carbon intensity metrics rather than focusing on mandating volumes of specific biofuels. The move to low carbon fuels is being led, says Lux Research, by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the near-term winners will be renewable diesel and conventional electricity followed by renewable electricity. …

biofuels, biogas, Carbon Dioxide, Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Governors Thank Trump for #Biofuels Support

Joanna Schroeder

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition is thanking President-elect Trump for his “repeated statements of support for biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard” during his campaign. In the letter the governors pointed out that the  “nation’s biofuels industry has generated thousands of jobs” and will “continue to grow” the states’ economies. The governors also noted they are looking forward to working with his …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ron Wulfkuhle Appointed Head of Enogen for Syngenta

Joanna Schroeder

Thirty-year agriculture veteran Ron Wulfkuhle, head of GreenLeaf Genetics, has been appointed as the new head of Syngenta’s Enogen corn enzyme technology division. He will replace 35-year Syngenta veteran Jack Bernens who is retiring at the end of this year. Syngenta reports that Bernens was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Enogen business. Wulfkuhle was raised on a …

biofuels, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Syngenta