Tag: Illinois

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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USDA researcher finds double-cropping for biomass boosts yields

USDA researcher finds double-cropping for biomass boosts yields

May 11, 2015 |

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 […]

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Chicago ethanol futures reach six-month high on maintenance shutdowns

Chicago ethanol futures reach six-month high on maintenance shutdowns

May 7, 2015 |

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 […]

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Lack of ethanol demand weighing on corn prices

Lack of ethanol demand weighing on corn prices

May 6, 2015 |

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.

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Clean the Air Chicago launches E15 campaign for fuel retailers

Clean the Air Chicago launches E15 campaign for fuel retailers

May 4, 2015 |

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 […]

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Argonne lab demos predicative modeling to boost materials discovery for fuels

Argonne lab demos predicative modeling to boost materials discovery for fuels

April 28, 2015 |

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 […]

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Aventine ships first BNSF unit-train of ethanol from Aurora

Aventine ships first BNSF unit-train of ethanol from Aurora

April 23, 2015 |

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 […]

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