Tag: Illinois

Ethanol futures tumble 7% on production surge

Ethanol futures tumble 7% on production surge

November 20, 2014 |

In Illinois, Chicago ethanol futures prices tumbled 7% after the Energy Information Agency said that ethanol production during the week ending Nov. 14 averaged 970,000 barrels per day, just shy of the 972,000 barrel high seen in June. But even so, New York Harbor ethanol prices are at the highest since May thanks to rail […]

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USDA research looking at getting better yields from cellulosic butanol

USDA research looking at getting better yields from cellulosic butanol

November 19, 2014 |

In Illinois, the potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners. Work by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemical engineer Nasib Qureshi suggests that barley straw and corn stover—both agricultural byproducts—could be cost-effective feedstocks for producing “biobutanol.” ARS is USDA’s […]

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Agricen launches residue management webinar, to discuss Accomplish LM technology

Agricen launches residue management webinar, to discuss Accomplish LM technology

November 10, 2014 |

In Texas, Agricen has announced a new webinar for Row Crop Growers. The “How to Unlock the Value of Your Residue When Every Dollar Counts” Webinar will discuss importance of nutrient release from residue for next season’s crop and product applications. The webinar will and will feature Dr. Laura Gentry of the Illinois Corn Growers […]

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Chicago’s city council goes round 2 with E15 law

Chicago’s city council goes round 2 with E15 law

November 3, 2014 |

In Illinois, the City of Chicago’s finance committee is voting for a second time on a bill that would enable E15 throughout the city. This time, as opposed to the measure that failed over the summer, the proposed legislation includes an exemption on all filling stations selling less than 850,000 gallons of fuel per year and […]

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More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban

More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban

October 30, 2014 |

In Illinois, more corn farmers have sued Syngenta over their GMO corn that is banned in China, the main import market for DDGS. The case filed in federal court in Chicago follows on the heels of another case where Cargill filed a $90 million claim against the company in Louisiana. A federal court in Charleston, South […]

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USDA ARS researchers looking into boost cellulosic biofuel yields

USDA ARS researchers looking into boost cellulosic biofuel yields

October 21, 2014 |

In Illinois, at the Agricultural Research Service’s Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, one recent research focus has been on determining how switchgrass plant maturity at harvest affects ethanol yields. Chemical engineer Bruce Dien led a study that evaluated samples of two different switchgrass varieties that were harvested at three different points in plant development and […]

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Ethanol prices supported by higher corn futures

Ethanol prices supported by higher corn futures

October 16, 2014 |

In Illinois, ethanol prices are being supported by higher corn prices, which hit a five-week high on Monday of $3.46/bushel. CBOT corn prices have risen 7.25% during the period due to rains in the Midwest during harvest. As a result, ethanol prices hit $1.63/gal on Monday.  

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US ethanol prices may be headed towards a rally

US ethanol prices may be headed towards a rally

October 8, 2014 |

In Illinois, ethanol prices finally saw three stronger back-to-back sessions for the first time since Aug. 21, indicating that prices have potentially hit the floor. Prices have rose more than 7%, or 10 cents per gallon, between Thursday last week and Tuesday this week. Tightening supplies as well as stronger corn prices have helped to […]

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Emerald Biofuels to use UOP’s renewable diesel process for DOD contract

Emerald Biofuels to use UOP’s renewable diesel process for DOD contract

October 1, 2014 |

In Illinois, UOP announced that its advanced process technology will be used to produce renewable diesel for the U.S. military through the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project. Emerald Biofuels LLC will use Honeywell’s UOP/Eni Ecofining™ process technology to refine non-edible oils and animal fats into renewable diesel, also known as Honeywell […]

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Tiny Illinois town may host new ethanol plant

Tiny Illinois town may host new ethanol plant

September 30, 2014 |

In Illinois, an undisclosed ethanol project planned for Waltonville will benefit from $1.95 million funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to pay for infrastructure. That’s on top of the state’s DoT who has also awarded the town $2 million for road improvements as well as water and sewer investments to help […]

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