Tag: Illinois

Chromatin, Rennovia bring on new VPs

Chromatin, Rennovia bring on new VPs

March 2, 2015 |

In Illinois, Chromatin has announced that it has appointed Charles Miller as its Vice President of Business Development and International Sales. Charles brings over 19 years experience in leadership roles in the sorghum industry.  Before joining Chromatin, he was a principal in the sorghum company MMR Genetics/Richardson Seeds, and after its acquisition by NuFarm, became […]

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ADM cuts biodiesel production while transferring to other products at Velva

ADM cuts biodiesel production while transferring to other products at Velva

February 25, 2015 |

In Illinois, ADM has temporarily pulled back biodiesel production at its Velva, North Dakota in favor of other products while scaling down production at other facilities across North America.  The production shift in Velva apparently began a few months ago but the company didn’t comment on production volumes or timetables until returning to production capacity.

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Aventine installs $2.4 million Valicor® corn-oil system at Aurora plant

Aventine installs $2.4 million Valicor® corn-oil system at Aurora plant

February 25, 2015 |

In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of a $2.4 million Valicor® corn-oil separation system at its Nebraska Energy LLC plant in Aurora, Nebraska. The system began operations in early January. Since corn oil has a higher market value, removing the oil improves dried distillers grain processing properties. The grind reduction […]

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Chromatin’s sorghum products rank at the top in North Carolina yield trials

Chromatin’s sorghum products rank at the top in North Carolina yield trials

February 23, 2015 |

In North Carolina, Sorghum Partners have three products that have placed at the top in a statewide yield trial conducted by North Carolina State University. As Dr. Ron Heiniger, Professor at NCSU, recently described, yields over 100 bushels per acre allow sorghum to compete favorably in the region with typical corn yields. “Our team has […]

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Ethanol futures sink to 9-year lows

Ethanol futures sink to 9-year lows

January 15, 2015 |

In Illinois, ethanol futures prices fell to a nine-year low to $1.29 per gallon following the Energy Information Agency’s data release that showed ethanol stocks at a two year high of 20.23 million barrels for the week ending Jan. 9. That is 1.38 million barrels more than the week before.  The EIA data also weighed […]

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Argonne releases new version of water consumption tool for biofuel developers

Argonne releases new version of water consumption tool for biofuel developers

January 15, 2015 |

In Illinois, a new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks, aiding development of sustainable fuels that will reduce impact on limited water resources. The newest version of the Water Assessment […]

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TruMarx Data Partners introduces biodiesel and RIN capacity to OTC platform

TruMarx Data Partners introduces biodiesel and RIN capacity to OTC platform

January 14, 2015 |

In Illinois, TruMarx Data Partners Inc., the creator of COMET, an on-demand platform for custom bilateral OTC transactions, announced the introduction of biodiesel and RINs transaction capability. COMET now supports direct bilateral transactions for biodiesel and assigned RINs, separated D4 RINs, and RINless biodiesel (wet gallons). This new capability allows users to:

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ADM’s CCS project hailed a success after storing 1 million tons of carbon

ADM’s CCS project hailed a success after storing 1 million tons of carbon

January 12, 2015 |

In Illinois, ADM’s carbon capture and storage project co-located at its ethanol plant in Decatur has successful stored 1 million metric tons of carbon since coming online in November 2011. So far the carbon has showed no signs of moving upward. ADM is getting ready to drill a second demonstration project that will stores 1.1 […]

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Corn futures fall below $4 a bushel as ethanol production slips

Corn futures fall below $4 a bushel as ethanol production slips

January 7, 2015 |

In Illinois, Chicago corn futures have fallen below $4 a bushel after the Energy Information Agency reported that ethanol production fell by 25,000 barrels per day last week on shrinking crush margins. Some ethanol plants are already running in the red with margins at just 21 cents per gallon, but increasing DDGS demand has lifted […]

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Chicago mayor sends E15 legislation back to the drawing board

Chicago mayor sends E15 legislation back to the drawing board

December 11, 2014 |

In Illinois, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has deferred the vote on the proposed E15 availability mandate for the city, saying the proposal still needs tweaking so as not to negatively impact small businesses. The bill’s proponent, however, says it has already been weakened so smaller stations don’t have to comply, leaving just a quarter of […]

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