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This section provides the latest news and information from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state's ethanol industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, and infrastructure development.
 
Press Releases:
 
Jul 05, 2006: IRFA Announces FY2007 Iowa Values Fund Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Grant Recipients
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced the recipients of Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Grants from the Iowa Values Fund for fiscal year 2007, which began July 1st.
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Jun 30, 2006: Magellan Announces Plan to Add Biodiesel Blending to Mason City Terminal
 
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.
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Jun 16, 2006: New E85 Outlets in Dubuque and Council Bluffs
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated two fuel retailers for adding E85 to their product mix.
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Jun 15, 2006: IRFA Announces Additional Iowa Values Fund Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Grant
 
    New Funding Available July 1st

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced an additional recipient of a Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Grant from the Iowa Values Fund.
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Jun 14, 2006: Fuel Time Brings E85 to Mason City Consumers
 
    36 Iowa Stations Now Offer E85

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Fuel Time for offering E85 to Mason City consumers.
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Jun 13, 2006: Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC Begins Construction on Biodiesel Refinery near Washington
 
    Iowa Now Has 6 Operating Biodiesel Refineries and 5 Under Construction

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC for beginning construction on its biodiesel refinery near Washington, Iowa.
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Jun 09, 2006: Biodiesel Production Begins at Western Iowa Energy near Wall Lake
 
    Iowa Now Has 6 Operating Biodiesel Refineries and 4 Under Construction

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Western Iowa Energy for beginning production at its biodiesel refinery near Wall Lake, Iowa.
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Jun 05, 2006: Tri-City Energy Begins Construction on Biodiesel Refinery in Keokuk
 
    Iowa Now Has 5 Operating Biodiesel Refineries and 5 Under Construction

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Tri-City Energy for beginning construction on its biodiesel refinery in Keokuk, Iowa.
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Jun 01, 2006: Central Iowa Energy Begins Construction on Biodiesel Refinery near Newton
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Central Iowa Energy for beginning construction on its biodiesel refinery near Newton, Iowa.
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May 30, 2006: Governor Signs Most Aggressive Renewable Fuels Bill in Country
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today applauded Governor Tom Vilsack for signing into law legislation designed to boost the availability and use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol.
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May 25, 2006: Frontier Ethanol, LLC Begins Production Near Gowrie
 
    
P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Monte Shaw
May 25, 2006 515-225-9242

Frontier Ethanol, LLC Begins Production near Gowrie

25th Iowa Ethanol Refinery Begins Production

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Frontier Ethanol, LLC for beginning production at its ethanol refinery near Gowrie, Iowa.
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May 24, 2006: Ethanol Production Begins at Hawkeye Renewables near Fairbank
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Hawkeye Renewables for beginning production at its ethanol refinery near Fairbank, Iowa.
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May 24, 2006: Ethanol Production Begins at Lincolnway Energy near Nevada
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated the farmer owners of Lincolnway Energy for beginning production at their ethanol refinery near Nevada, Iowa.
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May 19, 2006: New Biodiesel & Ethanol Distribution Center Opens in Dubuque
 
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 19, 2006
Contact: Ann Millsap
Publications Director
1 800-383-1423


NEW BIODIESEL & ETHANOL DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPENS IN DUBUQUE

URBANDALE, IA – A new distribution center for biodiesel, ethanol and ultra-low sulfur diesel is opening in eastern Iowa.
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May 05, 2006: Grand Openings of Three E85 Stations Next Week
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated three E85 stations for offering the renewable fuel to Iowa consumers.
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May 05, 2006: Construction Begins on VeraSun Charles City Ethanol Refinery
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated VeraSun Charles City for beginning construction on its ethanol refinery near Charles City, Iowa.
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Apr 28, 2006: Three E85 Stations Opened This Week
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that three new E85 stations began offering the renewable fuel to Iowa consumers this week.
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Apr 24, 2006: Kum and Go Adds E85 to West Des Moines and Clear Lake
 
    
P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Monte Shaw
April 24, 2006 515-225-9242

Kum and Go Adds E85 Stations to West Des Moines and Clear Lake
Iowa Now Hosts 32 Stations Offering E85

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Kum and Go for adding Clear Lake and West Des Moines to their list of E85 stations.
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Apr 18, 2006: Star Energy Brings E85 Availability to Four Communities
 
    
P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Monte Shaw
April 18, 2006 515-225-9242

Star Energy Brings E85 Availability to Four Communities

Iowa Now Hosts 31 Stations Offering E85

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Star Energy for bringing E85 to four Iowa communities: Fort Dodge, Farnhamville, Paton, and Roelyn.
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Apr 17, 2006: Construction Begins on Pinnacle Ethanol, LLC
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Pinnacle Ethanol, LLC for beginning construction on its ethanol refinery near Corning, Iowa.
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Apr 14, 2006: Durant Joins Growing List of E85 Options
 
    P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Monte Shaw
April 14, 2006 515-225-9242

Durant Joins Growing List of E85 Options

Iowa Now Hosts 27 Stations Offering E85

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Price Oil for bringing E85 to Durant.
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Apr 12, 2006: Passage by Iowa House Sends Most Aggressive Renewable Fuels Bill in Country to Governor for Signature
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Monte Shaw
April 12, 2006 515-225-9242

Passage by Iowa House Sends Most Aggressive Renewable Fuels Bill in Country to Governor for Signature

Bill Would Greatly Expand Consumer Access to Biodiesel and E85

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today applauded the Iowa House on passage of legislation designed to boost the availability and use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol.
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Apr 11, 2006: Iowa Senate Passes Most Aggressive Renewable Fuels Bill in Country
 
    
P R E S S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Monte Shaw
April 11, 2006 515-225-9242

Iowa Senate Passes Most Aggressive Renewable Fuels Bill in Country

Bill Would Greatly Expand Consumer Access to Biodiesel and E85

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated the Iowa Senate on passage of legislation designed to boost the availability and use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol.
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Mar 30, 2006: Ethanol Use Held Steady at 77% in February
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that Iowa motorists chose ethanol blends 77% of the time in February according to newly released Iowa Department of Revenue figures.
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Mar 28, 2006: Passage of Renewable Fuels Bill by Iowa House is Step Forward
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today noted the Iowa House passed legislation designed to boost the availability and use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol.
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Mar 09, 2006: IRFA Announces Final Round of Iowa Values Fund Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Grant Recipients For Current Fiscal Year
 
    After only the third monthly round of grant approvals, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced the final recipients of Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Grants from the Iowa Values Fund for this fiscal year.
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Mar 03, 2006: Horizon Ethanol, LLC Begins Production at Iowa Facility
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Horizon Ethanol, LLC for beginning production at its ethanol refinery near Jewell, Iowa.
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Mar 02, 2006: Ethanol Use Remained Strong in January at 77%
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that Iowa motorists chose ethanol blends 77% of the time in January according to newly released Iowa Department of Revenue figures.
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Jan 31, 2006: Bill Introduced in Senate Natural Resources Committee to Replace 25% of Iowa's Gasoline with Ethanol and Biodiesel by 2015
 
    Press Release
Press Contact: Monte Shaw
January 31, 2006
515-225-9242

Bill Introduced in Senate Natural Resources Committee to Replace 25% of Iowa’s Gasoline with Ethanol and Biodiesel by 2015

Proposal Would Increase Consumer Access to Renewable Fuel

JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that a bill has been introduced in the state Senate Natural Resources Committee that would establish a 25% Iowa Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
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Jan 27, 2006: Clear Lake and Lidderdale Join the Growing List of E85 Options
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated Kum and Go and the Farmers Cooperative for bringing E85 to Clear Lake and Lidderdale respectively.
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Jan 23, 2006: W&H Coop Brings E85 to Eagle Grove
 
    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated W&H Coop on the opening of its E85 fueling pump in Eagle Grove.
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