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

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

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

#Ethanol Industry Reacts to Increased RVO’s

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The rule has increased the conventional biofuels category that includes corn ethanol, to 15 billion gallons per year, up from 14.8 billion proposed back in May. With the news, the biofuels industry has come out to applaud the …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Iowa RFA, NCGA, RFS

Iowa’s Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $12K

Joanna Schroeder

During the month of October, nearly 30 Iowa retailers participated in the “Pink at the Pump” Campaign. When consumers purchased E15 at participating stores, the retailer donated three cents of each gallon. This year the campaign raised $12,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The organization provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer. “We are proud …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Post Election Forecast to Top @IowaFuel Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Several presidential candidates attended the 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, including Donald Trump, who may yet be elected the next president of the United States. No matter who wins, the final outcome will have likely have an impact on the renewable fuels industry, so the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will seek to address the future of biofuels and their …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, politics

Homeland Energy Joins Billion Gallon #Ethanol Club

Joanna Schroeder

Homeland and Energy Solutions has joined the one billion gallons of ethanol club. The ethanol plant produced its one billionth gallon on August 31, 2016. The biorefinery went in to production in April 2009 and today has a nameplate capacity of 150 million gallons of ethanol each year. It’s one of the largest dry grind plants in operation today and …

biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Absolute Energy Celebrates 1 Billion Gallons of Ethanol

Jamie Johansen

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recognized Absolute Energy for producing its one billionth gallon of cleaner-burning, homegrown ethanol this month. “Congratulations to Absolute Energy for reaching this incredible milestone,” said IRFA Director Monte Shaw. “The ethanol produced by this locally-owned plant not only benefits the local economy but also increases our nation’s energy independence and reduces polluting emissions across …

Agribusiness, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

IA Retailers are “Pink at the Pump”

Joanna Schroeder

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 E15. These retailers have committed to donating 3 cents of every gallon of E15 sold during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). “October is …

E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA