Tweet In Illinois, sluggish return times for rail cars mean that ethanol prices in Chicago, traded as Chicago R11, are up $1.07 per gallon in the past month at $3.16. Little ethanol is available for prompt delivery, boosting spot prices. It’s the highest price Platts has assessed since it began doing so on Sept. 1, […]
Tweet In Illinois, GreenShift Corporation announced that Illinois Corn Processing LLC of Pekin, Illinois, has executed an installation and licensing agreement with GreenShift for its proven Corn Oil Extraction System. ICP is now the thirty-second ethanol plant to license GreenShift’s patented technology.
Tweet In Illinois, Maas Companies will auction $3.3 million of unused surplus activated carbon injection systems, scrubber equipment and particular baghouses through a timed, online auction ending Friday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m. central standard time. The equipment is located in East Peoria, Ill. Maas Companies specializes in liquidating specialized assets including ethanol and biodiesel plants […]
Tweet In Illinois, University of Illinois ag economist Scott Irwin believes that RIN prices for ethanol and biodiesel are converging—following a decoupling last July—which he says indicates the market is expecting more ethanol mandated under the 2014 RFS than will be produced this year. Though he expects the EPA to make good on cuts to […]
Tweet In Illinois, tests of the Arisdyne Systems, Inc. controlled flow cavitation process (CFC™) verified that the proprietary process has increased ethanol yield by over 3%. The production increases were confirmed by comprehensive collaborative testing by Arisdyne and Illinois Corn Processing LLC, (ICP), over a 4 month testing period at their Pekin, Illinois plant. The […]
Tweet In Illinois, Chromatin announced that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the energy-rich compound farnesene. This milestone achievement was supported in part by the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program Plants Engineered To Replace Oil (PETRO). Chromatin’s scientific team, led by Ramesh Nair, presented the work today at the 2014 ARPA-E Energy […]
Tweet In Illinois, in about-face to the doom and gloom of recent months regarding the future of ethanol production and consumption in the US, feed analysts now expect demand for US corn ethanol exports to jump due to the exceptionally low price of corn at the moment. They also expect domestic demand to increase with […]
Tweet In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences announced expanded commercial availability of Elevance Aria WTP 40. The company said the high-viscosity lubricant base stock that combines the composition and properties of two key synthetic base stock technologies into a single, high-performance product designed to provide differentiated performance in broad markets such as engine and gear lubricants, […]
Tweet In Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn is joining the chorus of those wanting the EPA to protect the RFS, saying that lowering the ethanol blend will have a negative impact on the state’s economy with especially strong impact on corn farmers. The state is one of the largest ethanol producers.
Tweet In Illinois, Aventine is replacing its two coal-fired boilers with natural gas which will reduce its sulfur emissions by 13,000 pounds per year and improve its overall GHG following EPA guidelines requiring the switch by 2016. The new boilers will be installed by May 19 and cost $3.1 million each with the total upgrade […]