Iowa RFA Sends Message to EPA Administrator

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has a message for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to answer the question of how to reduce RIN prices associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard – grant E15 the same RVP treatment as all other ethanol-blended fuels. On January 30th, while Administrator Pruitt was testifying before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Iowa …

E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

ICYMI: Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Replay

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit featured an exciting speaker line-up of high-level biofuels industry experts to discuss a “Brighter Future with Biofuels.” The one-day event on January 30 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center brought together 65 sponsors and vendors and over 800 attendees. If you, like me, were unable to attend the summit because of all the other …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Iowa RFA Elects Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently elected its Board of Directors, Officers, and Executive Committee for 2018. Eamonn Byrne with Lakeview Plymouth Energy was reelected to a second term as President of IRFA. “We had a number of successes in 2017– including securing another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program and protecting the 2018 Renewable …

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Iowa Biofuels Plants Help Fuel Monarch Butterflies

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has launched the Monarch Fueling Station Project to help ethanol and biodiesel producers across the state establish monarch butterfly habitats on green spaces surrounding their plants. “Because of their migratory patterns, monarchs need small patches of habitat throughout the state,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Iowa’s ethanol and biodiesel plants are scattered across …

Biodiesel, Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Skor to Keynote Iowa RFA Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will discuss the growing popularity of E15 and current challenges and opportunities for the fuel during her keynote address at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 30 in Altoona, Iowa. “More major retail stations across the country are offering E15 today than ever before,” Skor said. “The spectacular growth of E15 is a …

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2nd Annual Pink at the Pump Doubles Donations

Cindy Zimmerman

Drivers across six states last month helped raise a record $11,500 for breast cancer awareness and research as part of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s (IRFA) second-annual Pink at the Pump™ campaign. “It is exciting to see how much Pink at the Pump™ has grown in only its second year,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “We’ve doubled the number …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Registration Open

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in January to explore the opportunities biofuels create to brighten America’s future. “Countries all over the world are turning to renewable fuels as a solution for problems like air pollution and low commodity prices,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “That’s why our theme this year …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

It’s Pink at the Pump Month in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 30 Iowa E15 retailers are pretty in pink this month, participating in the 2nd annual Pink at the Pump™ campaign to raise funds for breast cancer support services and research while increasing consumer awareness about E15. “As a breast cancer survivor, I encourage everyone to make a difference in someone’s life by choosing to use E15 and reduce the …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Magellan to Offer E15 at all Iowa Fuel Terminals

Cindy Zimmerman

Magellan Midstream Partners fuel pipeline and storage company is now offering pre-blended E15 at many terminals across the U.S., including all Magellan terminals that service Iowa. “This announcement from Magellan is game-changing,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw. “It is now possible for most retailers across the state to replace a low-demand product with E15 without …

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