Tag: Illinois

St1 licenses the UOP’s Ecofining™ technology for Swedish biofuel plant

St1 licenses the UOP’s Ecofining™ technology for Swedish biofuel plant

September 18, 2019 |

In Illinois, Honeywell announced that St1 Nordic Oy has licensed the UOP’s Ecofining™ renewable fuels technology to produce 4,000 barrels per day of diesel and jet fuel integrated with its refinery complex in Gothenburg, Sweden. Basic engineering design for the project has already been completed. The markets in which St1 operates have among the most […]

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Swiss company suing ADM for allegedly manipulating Argo ethanol market

Swiss company suing ADM for allegedly manipulating Argo ethanol market

September 5, 2019 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports that a Swiss energy trading company has filed suit against Archer Daniel Midland in US District Court in Urbana, accusing the global grain and ethanol giant of manipulating ethanol prices in order to profit from a short position it held in the futures market. The suit says the company would aggressively […]

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USDA pulls employees off of Midwest crop tour following threat

USDA pulls employees off of Midwest crop tour following threat

August 21, 2019 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports that following a telephone threat made to a USDA employee, allegedly related to escalating tensions in farm country due to President Trump’s continuing policy shifts that are jeopardizing the ag economy such as the recent approval of 31 hardship waivers and the ongoing trade war with China, the USDA decided to […]

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REG opens first diesel fueling stations in Seneca, Illinois

REG opens first diesel fueling stations in Seneca, Illinois

July 17, 2019 |

In Illinois, the Renewable Energy Group celebrated the grand opening of the company’s first diesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois. Construction on the around-the-clock, fully-automated station began earlier this year. Diesel customers from trucking fleets to local diesel vehicle owners will be able to fill up with biodiesel blended fuel to conveniently reduce harmful greenhouse […]

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RFA says two new academic studies show significant GHG reductions from grain-based ethanol

RFA says two new academic studies show significant GHG reductions from grain-based ethanol

July 17, 2019 |

In Illinois, the Renewable Fuel Association says two new academic studies released this week provide further evidence that grain-based ethanol is significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and call into question the reliability of recent “land use change” analyses based on flawed satellite imagery-based methodologies. These studies add to a large body of existing literature that […]

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Chicago Argo ethanol prices sour to two year highs

Chicago Argo ethanol prices sour to two year highs

June 18, 2019 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that benchmark Chicago Argo ethanol prices have reached $1.6075/gal, 13.6 cents higher than last week and the highest seen since April 2017. Corn prices have been soaring of late, reaching five-year highs of $4.53/bushel, due to wet weather in the Midwest this spring that has delayed and cut corn plantings, and […]

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Royal DSM releases eBOOST™ GT yeast technology and eBREAK™ 1000F enzyme for fiber conversion

Royal DSM releases eBOOST™ GT yeast technology and eBREAK™ 1000F enzyme for fiber conversion

June 12, 2019 |

In Illinois, Royal DSM is expanding its product offering of low glycerol yeast technology for the biofuels industry with the introduction of eBOOST™ GT and a new enzyme for fiber conversion, eBREAK™ 1000F. eBOOST GT, which has been tested and qualified at commercial scale, enables the robustness and yield benefits of eBOOST in starch fermentations with up […]

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United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

June 5, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines made history Wednesday – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. On the Flight for the Planet, United became the first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a […]

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Chicago Argo ethanol prices reach 20-month high as rain keeps farmers from planting corn

Chicago Argo ethanol prices reach 20-month high as rain keeps farmers from planting corn

June 3, 2019 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that Chicago Argo ethanol prices rose to $1.5295/gal on Thursday, the highest seen in 20 months, and 18.20 cents higher since May 23. On May 28, the fuel rose 9 cents a gallon in a single day. With wet weather in the Midwest keeping farmers from planting corn, corn prices have […]

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United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

May 23, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. The biofuel, which United currently uses to help sustainably power every flight […]

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