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Biodiesel production in the US state of Iowa has actually set a new document of 242 million gallons in 2015, according to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA).

Biodiesel production was up from 227 million gallons in 2014 as well as covered the previous record of 230 million gallons established in 2013.

When national numbers are revealed, Iowa is expected to once again lead the country in biodiesel production in 2015.

IRFA states the record was made in spite of the unpredictability that bordered US’ biofuels plan for a lot of the year.

“It should be said that Iowa’s document biodiesel production in 2015 is a testament to the performance of Iowa’s plants and also to the effectiveness of Iowa’s state level plans advertising the production and also use of biodiesel,” said Monte Shaw, executive director at IRFA.

“Taking into consideration neither the government Sustainable Fuel Criterion (RFS) neither the government biodiesel blender or food processors’ tax credit history were in impact for the huge bulk of 2015, the resiliency of Iowa biodiesel producers actually shone through in 2015.”

With both the RFS and also biodiesel tax credits in area for 2016, Shaw says IRFA is “enthusiastic for big things” in the coming year.

Corn takes attack from soya

The amount of Iowa biodiesel produced from soyabean oil reduced in 2015, yet stays the biggest feedstock in Iowa, representing 66 % production, while pet fats held stable at 19 % of biodiesel feedstocks.

With modifications to some biodiesel plants’ innovation, distillers corn oil made a big leap to 10 % of production, up from just 2 % in 2013.

Made use of cooking oil and canola oil accounted for the continuing to be 5 %.

With 12 biodiesel centers with the capacity to create virtually 315 million gallons annually, Iowa remains at the leading manufacturer of biodiesel in the United States.

On top of that, Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of creating 4 billion gallons each year, consisting of virtually 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capability.

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