Tag: Illinois

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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Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

May 20, 2019 |

In Illinois, U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently released an updated version of an online computer model meant to help bioenergy developers preserve critical resources. The model, called Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources or WATER, has users from more than 35 U.S. states and can be found here: https://water.es.anl.gov/. It provides an in-depth analysis of water consumption used in the […]

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The Andersons sees industry consolidation continuing through era of decade-low crush margins

The Andersons sees industry consolidation continuing through era of decade-low crush margins

April 25, 2019 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports that the Andersons expects consolidation through the ethanol sector to continue in the face of the lowest crush margins seen in a decade. Analysts say crush margins are currently just above breakeven at around 15 cents per gallon at the moment compared to 25 cents at the same point last year. […]

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University of Illinois researchers develop way of using glycerol to reduce energy consumption of waste-based biofuel production

University of Illinois researchers develop way of using glycerol to reduce energy consumption of waste-based biofuel production

April 24, 2019 |

In Illinois, University of Illinois chemical engineers have assessed the technical and economic feasibility of a new electrolysis technology that uses a cheap biofuel byproduct to reduce the energy consumption of the waste-to-value process by 53 percent. The new findings are published in the journal Nature Energy. The new study proposes glycerol—an organic byproduct of […]

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Marquis backs out of planned $500 million Illinois ethanol plant citing pending legislation

Marquis backs out of planned $500 million Illinois ethanol plant citing pending legislation

April 23, 2019 |

In Illinois, local press reports that Marquis Inc. has pulled the plug on its planned $500 million ethanol plant in Scott County ahead of a deadline at the end of the month to release its options on 800 acres of land for the project. In a press release, the company’s CEO reported said that pending […]

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Marquis Ethanol’s Quad Cities facility catches on fire but northern unit keeps producing

Marquis Ethanol’s Quad Cities facility catches on fire but northern unit keeps producing

April 11, 2019 |

In Illinois, local press reports that the northern unit of the Marquis Ethanol facility outside the Quad Cities area is continuing to operate despite a fire that was underway over several floors of one of the company’s buildings at its south unit. No employees were injured as a result of the fire. First responders and […]

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