Ethanol

POET Closing Plant, Blaming Trump Administration

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) – The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. South Dakota-based ethanol producer POET says it will cease production by mid-October at its Cloverdale plant, one of four it operates in Indiana. A company…

Year-round Sale of E15 Increases Opportunities for Farmers and Ethanol Industry

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More opportunities, that’s how several industries are feeling about the Trump administration lifting a summertime ban on gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol. Now, E15 can be sold year-round. The decision could help ease the burden being felt by farmers throughout the midwest. “The trade issue is real. We have grave concerns there, but at the…

South Dakota Farmers Applaud Trump’s Decision to Lift Summer Ban on E15

SALEM, S.D.-  It’s been a tough year for farmers economically. “We have a surplus and with the trade wars going on we need to find another outlet for our corn,” said Kurt Stiefvater, a Salem Farmer. However, Salem Farmer, Kurt Stiefvater is one of many farmers in South Dakota who are feeling hopeful. Especially after President Trump announced his plan…

President Expected to Lift Ban on Year-Round Sales of E-15

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa…

Excitement Builds Over Year-round E15

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People are usually not able to fill up their tanks with E15 over the summer. Soon they might be able to as well as year-round. President Trump announced Tuesday that this change is coming. E15 is a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol. “Opens up the market. It really addresses outdated regulation that has been in place…

Iowa Ethanol Plants Produce Record 4.2 Billion Gallons

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Ethanol plants in Iowa have produced a record amount of the gasoline additive this year, narrowly topping last year’s record. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol trade group, says Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants turned out 4.2 billion gallons of ethanol this year surpassing the 4.1 billion gallons produced in 2016. The association’s executive director,…