Iowa Renewable Fuels Production Increases

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa remains the top producer of both ethanol and biodiesel with production increases last year according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. 2022 was another record year for Iowa ethanol production at 4.5 billion gallons, up from the previous record of 4.4 billion gallons in 2021. Observers credit fuel demand returning to pre-pandemic levels, Iowa ethanol plant efficiencies, and the …

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17th Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Next Month

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is proud to present the 17th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. The 2023 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit is taking place on February 7, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. Registration is free and required to attend. “The rapid changes occurring across the energy spectrum make the 2023 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit a can’t miss biofuels …

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16th Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is open for the 16th Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, which is returning to an in-person format. “We look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues from across the biofuels sector as we meet in person again to dig into what is on the horizon for American ethanol and biodiesel,” said IRFA Marketing Director Lisa Coffelt. “Whether you’re new to biofuels …

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IRFA Celebrates Monarch Habitat for Pollinator Week

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) are celebrating Pollinator Week this year by highlighting the progress of their Monarch Fueling Stations. Pollinator Week is recognized internationally as a time to celebrate and educate about the important role pollinators play around the world. Since 2017 IRFA members have been planting Monarch Fueling Stations, and to date over 48 acres …

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Biofuels Impact on Iowa Economy Still Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study finds last year’s many challenges reduced the positive impact of biofuels on the Iowa economy, but the production of ethanol and biodiesel still accounts for nearly $4 billion in state GDP. The study, authored by John Urbanchuk of ABF Economics and commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), found the state biofuels industry also supports 37,000 …

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Iowa Governor Supports Higher Biofuels Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds once again addressed the annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, something she has done every year as governor, as well as multiple years prior as lieutenant governor, but the first time in a virtual format. Gov. Reynolds said she was looking forward to working with the new Biden Administration to grow demand for biofuels around …

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Former Sen. Daschle Comments on Split Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

Former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle shared his thoughts on a 50-50 split Senate during an appearance on a panel at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Summit Tuesday. He offered advice from his own experience in the 107th Congress in 2001, the only other time in history there was a split Senate. “It’s going to take good chemistry, it’s going …

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Gov. Reynolds to Address Virtual 2021 Iowa RFA Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will once again join other biofuel supporters from around the country at the Virtual Iowa Renewable Fuel Summit to look back on past obstacles overcome and future growth opportunities within the state for biofuels. “Governor Kim Reynolds has been a true champion for biofuels and has taken every opportunity to seek growth opportunities for ethanol and …

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Biofuels Groups Pleased with Vilsack Nomination

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Vilsack has officially been nominated to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in the Biden Administration, reprising the role he held under President Obama for eight years, and the biofuels industry is quite happy with that decision. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says Vilsack is an excellent choice. “We are especially happy to have someone in the …

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Iowa Governor Allocates $100 Million for Agriculture Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has allocated approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds for a range of agricultural programs to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers and agricultural industries. “Iowa is at the foundation of our global food supply chain and the epicenter of the renewable fuels industry,” said Gov. Reynolds. “COVID-19 and a devastating derecho …

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