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South Dakota-based ethanol maker Poet-DSM announced that it plans to build an enzyme facility at its cellulosic ethanol plant, called Project Liberty in Emmetsburg.
A group of farm state senators, including Iowa Sens. Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, last week asked the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator to examine regulations that make it difficult for retailers to sell ethanol blends above 10 percent year round.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is circulating a “dear colleague” letter soliciting support and cosponsors for the Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act, which is expected to be introduced soon.
The new Iowa Minute explores how technological advancements in ethanol production are benefitting the environment and consumers’ wallets.
As of Tuesday, February 14th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.32 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.03 higher than one week ago and $.73 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.28, up a penny from last week’s price.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week raised the 2016/17 U.S. corn outlook for increased food, seed and industrial use and reduced ending stocks.
As of Tuesday, February 7th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.29 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.02 lower than one week ago and $.62 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.27, down a penny from last week’s price.
Despite some concerns about the petroleum backgrounds of some of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees, biofuel leaders and lawmakers predicted last week that the new administration will be friendly to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and to alternative fuels, in general.
The U.S. cattle herd continues to expand, growing 2 percent last year
It may be the start of the season, but right now is also a good time to consider the end of the season — specifically, where this year’s crop will end up.