Tag: Illinois

DDGS prices supported by Chinese and domestic demand

DDGS prices supported by Chinese and domestic demand

May 25, 2016 |

In Illinois, DDGS prices are finding support from increased Chinese buying combined with domestic buying that had been holding off on purchases due to higher prices but can no longer wait as stores get thinner. July prices are still running at a discount to July 2015 but they are stronger than in June, indicating the […]

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ADM finalizes sales of Brazilian ethanol plant

ADM finalizes sales of Brazilian ethanol plant

May 25, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that it had completed the sale of its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. “ADM’s Corn business is delivering on its strategy of diversifying our portfolio and expanding our global footprint, while addressing underperforming businesses,” said Chris Cuddy, president of […]

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US ethanol maintenance season over as plants ramp back up

US ethanol maintenance season over as plants ramp back up

May 12, 2016 |

In Illinois, Platts says that the US ethanol plant maintenance season has come to end, signaling a ramping back up of production ahead of the summer driving months. The Energy Information Administration reported production jumped last week to 962,000 b/d, up 39,000 b/d on the week. Stocks fell last week to 21.252 million barrels, down […]

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University of Illinois and the University of Florida get ARPA-E funding for biofuel crop research

University of Illinois and the University of Florida get ARPA-E funding for biofuel crop research

May 10, 2016 |

In Illinois and Florida, researchers from University of Illinois and the University of Florida have been awarded a third round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to realize ultra-productive biofuel crops. ARPA-E supports initial research for high-potential, high-impact energy technologies to show proof of concept prior to private-sector investment. […]

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REG expands Danville facility with new tank capacity for storing biodiesel and feedstocks

REG expands Danville facility with new tank capacity for storing biodiesel and feedstocks

May 3, 2016 |

In Illinois, Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced the company’s Danville operation now has more than 14 million gallons of tank capacity to store both biodiesel and feedstocks. REG Danville LLC recently purchased the tank complex at the adjacent Bunge Milling Inc. facility for approximately $1.5 million. The tanks are being connected to REG Danville’s existing infrastructure […]

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Physical Chicago Argo ethanol prices return to premium

Physical Chicago Argo ethanol prices return to premium

April 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, physical prices for Chicago Argo ethanol are back at a premium over paper trade, even if only by a cent per gallon, for the first time since April 7 thanks to maintenance season pulling production offline and starting to drag down stocks. The trade expects production to bounce right back up after maintenance […]

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University of Illinois researcher find perennial grasses suitable for salty soils

University of Illinois researcher find perennial grasses suitable for salty soils

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, most prime agricultural land is used to produce food crops, leaving biofuel producers to establish crops on marginal land. The soil on marginal land is often salty, making crop production difficult. But University of Illinois researchers have found several varieties of perennial grasses that can withstand high salt concentrations. The researchers subjected six […]

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Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

Archer Daniels Midland to sell Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

April 4, 2016 |

In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company will sell its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste to JFLim Participações S.A. The sale will encompass ADM’s sugarcane plantation and ethanol distillery, capable of producing 37,000 gallons of ethanol per year, and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. President of ADM’s corn […]

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Kinder Morgan Argo terminal accepting limited ethanol deliveries after shutdown

Kinder Morgan Argo terminal accepting limited ethanol deliveries after shutdown

March 30, 2016 |

In Illinois, Kinder Morgan’s ethanol terminal in Argo has begun accepting limited deliveries after diverting them since March 2 when facilities were full. Stocks have been piling up around the country as production continued at full tilt despite thin margins and demand was weak except for export regions. Argo ethanol prices were quoted by Platts […]

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University of Illinois researchers develop oil from sugarcane for biodiesel and aviation biofuel

University of Illinois researchers develop oil from sugarcane for biodiesel and aviation biofuel

March 21, 2016 |

In Illinois, under the guidance of University of Illinois scientists, a research team changed the metabolism of sugarcane to transform sugars into oils or lipids, which can then be used to produce biodiesel. The sugarcane usually contains 0.05% of oil. In less than a year of this project initiation, the researchers successfully increased the oil […]

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