Tag: Illinois

Physical Chicago Argo ethanol prices return to premium

Physical Chicago Argo ethanol prices return to premium

April 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, physical prices for Chicago Argo ethanol are back at a premium over paper trade, even if only by a cent per gallon, for the first time since April 7 thanks to maintenance season pulling production offline and starting to drag down stocks. The trade expects production to bounce right back up after maintenance […]

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University of Illinois researcher find perennial grasses suitable for salty soils

University of Illinois researcher find perennial grasses suitable for salty soils

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, most prime agricultural land is used to produce food crops, leaving biofuel producers to establish crops on marginal land. The soil on marginal land is often salty, making crop production difficult. But University of Illinois researchers have found several varieties of perennial grasses that can withstand high salt concentrations. The researchers subjected six […]

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Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company will sell its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste to JFLim Participações S.A. The sale will encompass ADM’s sugarcane plantation and ethanol distillery, capable of producing 37,000 gallons of ethanol per year, and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. President of ADM’s corn […]

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Kinder Morgan Argo terminal accepting limited ethanol deliveries after shutdown

Kinder Morgan Argo terminal accepting limited ethanol deliveries after shutdown

March 30, 2016 |

In Illinois, Kinder Morgan’s ethanol terminal in Argo has begun accepting limited deliveries after diverting them since March 2 when facilities were full. Stocks have been piling up around the country as production continued at full tilt despite thin margins and demand was weak except for export regions. Argo ethanol prices were quoted by Platts […]

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University of Illinois researchers develop oil from sugarcane for biodiesel and aviation biofuel

University of Illinois researchers develop oil from sugarcane for biodiesel and aviation biofuel

March 21, 2016 |

In Illinois, under the guidance of University of Illinois scientists, a research team changed the metabolism of sugarcane to transform sugars into oils or lipids, which can then be used to produce biodiesel. The sugarcane usually contains 0.05% of oil. In less than a year of this project initiation, the researchers successfully increased the oil […]

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Researchers see energy crops as way to boost soil health

Researchers see energy crops as way to boost soil health

February 24, 2016 |

In Illinois, scientists are exploring how grasses, and switchgrass in particular, can enrich the nation’s biofuel supply, which is currently dominated by corn, a crop relatively easy to convert to biofuel but also in demand for food, livestock feed and industrial products. A team of national laboratory and university researchers led by the U.S. Department […]

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University of Illinois researchers determine best regions for bioenergy crops

University of Illinois researchers determine best regions for bioenergy crops

February 23, 2016 |

In Illinois, new research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used detailed models to examine impacts on water quantity and quality in soils that would occur if existing vegetation was replaced by […]

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Ethanol prices jump on hopes of exports to Brazil

Ethanol prices jump on hopes of exports to Brazil

February 8, 2016 |

In Illinois, hopes for exporting ethanol to Brazil during the inter-harvest season and drawing down on near-record stocks has helped to boost ethanol futures to December highs. Ethanol prices in Brazil are near 2011 highs with arbitrage opportunities opening up between the US and the country’s northeast region and just five cents away from entering […]

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ADM may be stuck with dry corn mills in tough assets market

ADM may be stuck with dry corn mills in tough assets market

February 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, ADM may be stuck with the three dry corn mills it is thinking about potentially selling with few potential takers in the market considering the half billion dollar ticket price for two of the near facilities and the fact that Abengoa’s biofuel assets also recently came on the market. Though consolidation has been […]

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Argonne study looks at water sustainability in light of cellulosic biofuel production

Argonne study looks at water sustainability in light of cellulosic biofuel production

January 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin—a region that could play a central role in the production of cellulosic biomass like switchgrass, a perennial energy crop. […]

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