Grassley joins Branstad to protest biofuels rule

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is joining Gov. Terry Branstad, U.S. Rep. Steve King, and Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture in speaking out against the federal government's proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline next year.

Lender acquires bankrupt ethanol plant

A federal bankruptcy judge has awarded assets of an ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake to the lender that financed its reopening last year.

Ethanol industry turns to plant residue, scraps

Ethanol producers have talked for decades about using plant residue, wood scraps and even garbage to produce the fuel additive, but now companies finally are building full-scale refineries.