Homeland Energy Joins Billion Gallon #Ethanol Club

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

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 Agribusiness, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

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 E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

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

Iowa Gov Branstad Declares Sept 16 E15 Day

Joanna Schroeder E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

September 16, 2016 marks the official day retailers across Iowa, and the country, will begin selling E15 to consumers who drive vehicles 2001 or newer. After a three-month hiatus, in which only flex fuel vehicles drivers are allowed to fill up with the fuel, E15 is returning to the masses. In Iowa, the fuel will be available at nearly 70 …

E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Iowa RFA PAC Honors State Legislators

Cindy Zimmerman Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC announced 19 state legislators have been designated as “Champions of Renewable Fuels.” The IRFA PAC Board awarded state legislators seeking reelection who maintained a clear voting record supporting renewable fuels and displayed leadership for renewable fuels in the Iowa Legislature. This is the fourth election cycle the IRFA PAC has given such recognition. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Which Candidate is Best for #Biofuels?

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, politics

The Iowa State Fair was a lot quieter this year politically. Last year the fair played host to a total of 20 presidential candidates of both parties last summer while this year it was only the vice presidential candidates of the two major party nominees who visited the butter cow and ate pork with Hawkeye State political figures. Does that …

Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, politics

Iowa Governor Honored for #Biofuels Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the nation’s longest serving Governor, was honored Friday by renewable fuels industry leaders, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the National Governors Association at a breakfast commemorating his steadfast leadership in renewable fuels. “Gov. Branstad is a true champion for renewable fuels, and we’re delighted to see him honored for his long-standing leadership,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Iowa RFA Out in Force at @EPA #RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFS

Representatives of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) nearly had a whole panel to themselves at the EPA hearing in Kansas City yesterday on proposed volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Testifying at the hearing were IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw, Managing Director Lucy Norton, Policy Director Grant Menke, and Communications Director T.J. Page. Many other members of …

Audio, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFS

IRFA Releases Legislation Renewable Fuels Survey

Joanna Schroeder Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Iowa’s 2016 U.S. House and Senate candidates show strong support across party lines for renewable fuels according to a new survey from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The survey focused on Iowa candidates running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Click here to read specific candidate comments on their renewable fuel positions. “Despite the obvious benefits to …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Iowa Legislature Votes for Blender Pumps

Joanna Schroeder Biodiesel, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Iowa will see another year of funding for retailers to add blender pumps. The Iowa Legislature voted unanimously to allocate funding for the biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program known as the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently reported that interest in blender pumps is at an all time high and the last round …

Biodiesel, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Iowa RFA