Tag: Illinois

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Illinois’ ag director calls on EPA to boost RFS for ethanol

Illinois’ ag director calls on EPA to boost RFS for ethanol

July 6, 2015 |

In Illinois, the state’s agriculture director Philip Nelson is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reconsider the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) volume obligations that were laid out earlier this spring.  This action comes as several partner states, such as Iowa and Missouri, testified recently in opposition of the proposal at the […]

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University of Illinois researchers makes discoveries into clostridial metabolism

University of Illinois researchers makes discoveries into clostridial metabolism

June 30, 2015 |

In Illinois, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new insights for advanced biofuel development. It typically involves complex biochemical processes implemented through the orchestration of metabolic reactions and gene regulation, […]

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Corn ethanol margins likely to rebound as farmers offload old season corn

Corn ethanol margins likely to rebound as farmers offload old season corn

June 25, 2015 |

In Illinois, corn prices are expected to fall soon, known as a “mini harvest”, as farmers look to offload corn before bringing in the new crop this fall, a move that will help corn ethanol margins rebound from recent levels. Corn prices have risen 5% over the past few weeks, pressuring margins to 10 cents […]

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Corn ethanol D6 RINs crumble to 13-month lows on pressure from RFS

Corn ethanol D6 RINs crumble to 13-month lows on pressure from RFS

June 4, 2015 |

In Illinois, corn ethanol D6 RIN prices have touched a 13-month low as the free fall worsened following the EPA’s lower-than-hoped RFS quotas through 2016, leaving roughly 1.8 billion carryover RINs on the market. On Tuesday they were just 40.5 cents, down 32% since the RFS announcement last Thursday and down 46% on the month.

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Boho factor weighing on biodiesel margins

Boho factor weighing on biodiesel margins

June 4, 2015 |

In Illinois, the soybean and heating oil boho factor is stalling the biodiesel market, hampering margins due to poorer blending economics. High feedstock prices, lower RIN prices at around 87 cents and lower heating oil prices have the lowest price sellers and highest price buyers too far away to make a deal.

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Argonne National Lab says crop residue use making land management trickier

Argonne National Lab says crop residue use making land management trickier

May 26, 2015 |

In Illinois, the handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil’s ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to a recently published study led by researchers at the U.S. […]

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Derailment at Kinder Morgan’s Argo hub temporarily suspended ethanol shipments

Derailment at Kinder Morgan’s Argo hub temporarily suspended ethanol shipments

May 25, 2015 |

In Illinois, Kinder Morgan’s fuel hub in Argo has seen ethanol shipments disrupted following a derailment last Thursday when two cars carrying ethanol came off the tracks within the facility’s fenceline. No fuel was spilled and no environmental damage occurred. Shipments were expected to restart the following day.

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CHS buys Illinois ethanol plant for $196 million

CHS buys Illinois ethanol plant for $196 million

May 21, 2015 |

In Illinois, CHS will pay $196 million for Patriot Holdings that owns an ethanol plant in Annawan. REX American Resources Corp owns 26.6% of Patriot so will earn about $49 million from the sale that is expected to close around June 1.

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Chicago’s E15 bill resuscitated from certain death

Chicago’s E15 bill resuscitated from certain death

May 21, 2015 |

In Illinois, the controversial bill that would apply E15 to about 100 gas stations across Chicago is still alive after a move earlier this week in the city council that saved it from being wiped off the slate as happens with all old legislation from a previous session. The bill’s main proponent who co-signed the […]

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Aventine Renewable Energy installs third Valicor® corn-oil separation system

Aventine Renewable Energy installs third Valicor® corn-oil separation system

May 20, 2015 |

In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of its third Valicor® corn-oil separation system. The new $4.4 million “plug and play” modular system is now operating at the Aurora West 110-million-gallon Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska.

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