ethanol en Ethanol advocates join for hearing in Des Moines <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says federal authorities must use "common sense" and reconsider a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:03:19 +0000 Associated Press 41906 at Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor and congressional delegation are trying to shore up political support for ethanol, which is slipping as the nation produces more of its own oil. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:01:44 +0000 Associated Press 39343 at BioProcess Algae, Green Plains Renewable Energy break ground on new plant <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A Rhode Island-based biofuels company is expanding its operation at a southwest Iowa plant.</p><p>BioProcess Algae broke ground Wednesday on a five-acre facility at the Green Plains Energy ethanol plant in Shenandoah. BioProcess opened a demonstration plant in 2009 at GPRE&rsquo;s Shenandoah campus. The facility captures the waste products used to make ethanol, and uses them to grow algae. The algae is then used in animal feed.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:22:23 +0000 Katie Schubert 7658 at