Register for 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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Expert speakers and panelists will explore potential markets for ethanol and biodiesel at home and abroad as well as how the industry can overcome hurdles to growth at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit January 29 in Altoona, Iowa. “The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit has become a can’t-miss industry event and this year promises to be no different,” said Iowa …

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Groups Disappointed in Final RFS Rule

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Most organizations weighing in on the final rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020, released by EPA on Friday are disappointed. The rule maintains the 2019 conventional biofuels level at 15 billion gallons, in line with statute, while biomass-based diesel, advanced, and cellulosic categories all were increased …

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3rd Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $17,000

Cindy Zimmerman

Drivers choosing E15 across Iowa, North Dakota, and Missouri raised $17,000 in October for breast cancer support services and research as part of the 3rd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The North Dakota Ethanol Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association also joined the campaign this year. …

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Iowa E15 Retailers Again Promoting Pink At The Pump®

Carrie Muehling

Motorists driving through Iowa can help to prevent breast cancer by choosing E15 this October. As part of the 3rd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, over 50 Iowa retailers will donate three cents of every gallon of E15 sold from October 1-31 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Hormel Institute, split evenly between the two organizations. …

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Iowa RFA Hosts 10th Annual Biofuels Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently hosted the 10th Annual Biofuels: Science and Sustainability Tour, taking nearly 40 participants representing members of Congress from around the country on a biofuels journey through the state, including visits to an ethanol plant, biodiesel plant, family farm, soybean crush facility, and an Iowa fuel retailer. The tour began at the Iowa State …

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Iowa RFA Giving Away Biodiesel at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Iowa Soybean Association to offer farmers attending the 2018 Farm Progress Show eight chances to win $500 worth of biodiesel-blended fuel. “Biodiesel adds so much value to Iowa’s farmers,” said Cassidy Walter, IRFA biodiesel lead. “Farm Progress Show is the perfect venue to showcase these benefits and this contest is an …

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IRFA to Sponsor Fuel Giveaways at Farm Progress Show

Carrie Muehling

An effort by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and Iowa Soybean Association will offer eight chances for farmers attending the 2018 Farm Progress Show to win $500 worth of biodiesel-blended fuel. “Biodiesel adds so much value to Iowa’s farmers,” said Cassidy Walter, IRFA biodiesel lead. “Not only is biodiesel made from the soybean oil, corn oil, and animal fats farmers …

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Plymouth Energy Fueling Monarchs

Cindy Zimmerman

Lakeview Plymouth Energy in Merrill, Iowa is the latest ethanol plant to become a monarch fueling station. The plant has dedicated two acres of green space on plant grounds to monarch habitat which was seeded last June 2017 and this summer is seeing its first strong growth of milkweed plants, which monarch butterflies need for egg laying. “At Lakeview Plymouth …

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E15 Gone Today Despite Trump Promises

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s June 1 and fuel retailers in the majority of the country who were selling 15% ethanol blends yesterday can’t today because of what President Trump calls “unnecessary and ridiculous” summertime E15 restrictions. With the deadline approaching yesterday, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig joined the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) in calling on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to use …

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POET Ethanol Plant Plans Monarch Project

Cindy Zimmerman

POET Biorefining is establishing a Monarch Fueling Station at its plant near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The Monarch Fueling Station Project was established by Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) in partnership with the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium in December 2017. The monarch habitat will span half an acre and seeding is expected to take place within the next month. The plant …

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