Tag: Illinois

ADM and DuPont team up to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes

ADM and DuPont team up to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes

June 20, 2018 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company and DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced a collaboration to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes for operators of grain-based ethanol plants. Cellulase enzymes assist in hydrolyzing the corn kernel fiber, which consists mostly of cellulose and hemicellulose carbohydrates. Once the fiber is broken down, more sugars can be liberated and […]

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Transition to Enogen slow for some but fast for others

Transition to Enogen slow for some but fast for others

May 22, 2018 |

In Illinois, when it comes to integrating Enogen into the supply chain, some ethanol producers in the Midwest are jumping in whole hog, like Tharaldson who did a six-month trial with the 2017 crop and will go 100% Enogen 2018-2020, while others like Midwest AgEnergy have done much smaller trials running 15% Enogen twice so […]

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Rising corn prices squeezing Midwest ethanol producers

Rising corn prices squeezing Midwest ethanol producers

May 22, 2018 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that it may be rising corn prices squeezing the already tight crush margin that begins to slow down ethanol production. Platts reported margins at just 2.96 cents/gal after corn futures soared nearly 14 cents in a week following China’s decision to drop an investigation into US sorghum exports that sent all […]

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St. Louis Biofuels’ $8 million biodiesel plant to be auctioned June 27

St. Louis Biofuels’ $8 million biodiesel plant to be auctioned June 27

May 21, 2018 |

In Illinois, Maas Companies of Rochester, MN will auction St. Louis Biofuels’ $8 Million/12 Million Gallon per year biodiesel plant. Maas Companies specializes in the liquidation of specialized and renewable assets for private companies, courts, banks and lenders nationwide. The assets will be sold via a sealed bid auction; the deadline for offers is Wednesday, […]

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Royal DSM receives unanimous Federal jury verdict over Lallemand patent infringement

Royal DSM receives unanimous Federal jury verdict over Lallemand patent infringement

May 16, 2018 |

In Illinois, Royal DSM received unanimous jury verdict in a Federal Court in Wisconsin concluding that all glycerol reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe DSM’s US Patent 8,795,998. After several failed attempts between the parties to settle out of court, DSM filed suit against Lallemand for infringement of its patent in US Federal […]

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Ethanol crush margin slides to three-week low as maintenance period ends

Ethanol crush margin slides to three-week low as maintenance period ends

April 30, 2018 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that the crush margin for corn-based ethanol fell to three-week lows of 5.94 cents/gal Friday with an eye on ethanol production coming back online over the next few weeks as maintenance season comes to an end. Dry weather in Brazil has led to higher corn futures after concerns that continued dryness […]

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USDA funds $1 million for  miscanthus cultivar breeding

USDA funds $1 million for miscanthus cultivar breeding

April 5, 2018 |

In Illinois, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars ready to plug into the biofuel supply chain in the United States. Researchers at U of […]

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University of Illinois researchers determine feed value for wheat co-products

University of Illinois researchers determine feed value for wheat co-products

April 3, 2018 |

In Illinois, with feed costs and the worldwide demand for meat growing, livestock producers are increasingly turning to co-products from the ethanol and human food industries. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the feed value of wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be […]

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Royal DSM announces commitment to advanced biofuels industry

Royal DSM announces commitment to advanced biofuels industry

March 27, 2018 |

In Illinois, Royal DSM announced its commitment to bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions. • For starch conversion, DSM says its yeast is tailored to provide a consistent increased ethanol yield, while significantly reducing glycerol production. • For fiber […]

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers look to reduce phosphorus from corn byproducts

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers look to reduce phosphorus from corn byproducts

March 26, 2018 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are using adding calcium to different corn byproducts and tweaking the solution’s pH in an effort to precipitate organic and inorganic phosphorus compounds in minutes. Doing so would not only create potential additional value using the phosphorus as fertilizer or as supplements for animal feed but […]

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