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.
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 […]
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.
In Illinois, researchers realize that biomass feedstocks will need to come from many different sources, including crop residues, forest residues, and municipal waste, for example, said Marty Williams, a University of Illinois crop scientist and ecologist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service. The use of double-cropping systems—a winter annual biomass crop is grown then harvested in […]
In Illinois, ethanol futures reached a six-month high as production across the country continues to slow. The Energy Information Administration said production fell nearly 4% last week to 887,000 barrels a day, the lowest since October. Ethanol plants have been holding off on maintenance to take advantage of high margins, so many are now shut […]
In Illinois, corn prices continue to weaken in large part because of expectations that demand from ethanol producers will be lower. A strong dollar means more ethanol imports and fewer exports while the blend wall has domestic demand fairly stagnant. Expectations of another bumper crop are also weighing down prices.
In Illinois, Clean the Air Chicago—proponents of the E15 mandate for Chicago—have released a video exploring the benefits of E15 for fuel retailers, a segment of the industry that has been pushing against the policy for fear of rising costs and reducing competitiveness. The page also answers a host of questions to help clear the […]
In Illinois, with access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and […]
In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. On April 19 Aventine’s first unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Alabama. The ethanol will be blended in gasoline to enhance octane, and will also help reduce America’s dependence on foreign […]