Tag: Illinois

UAE company chooses UOP for $800 million aviation jet fuel project

In Illinois, UOP announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Petrixo will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process technology to process approximately 500,000 metric tons per year […]

July 9, 2014 More

Impending bumper corn harvest seen pushing down prices to $4 a bushel

In Illinois, an expected bumper corn crop this year is seen weighing heavily on corn prices, with Goldman Sachs expecting corn to reach $4 a bushel in the next six months, down from $4.425 now, which is already 15% lower than the end of April. Bloomberg estimates that corn inventories are 35% higher, the biggest […]

June 26, 2014 More

Ethanol margins sink to lowest level in four weeks

In Illinois, USDA and Platts data estimate that ethanol margins fell 15.5% last week to 75.64 cents/gal, the lowest seen in four months. With ethanol production at its highest ever during the week ending June 13, supplies are weighing on prices and therefore margins.  

June 23, 2014 More

UOP supplying nearly 92,000 liters of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel for World Cup

In Illinois, UOP announced that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ produced from its UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process will power 200 commercial flights on GOL Airlines during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil. Each flight will use a blend of […]

June 16, 2014 More

Elevance launches grease processing aid– “Concert GC-350″

In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences announced its commercial launch of Elevance Concert GC-350, a grease processing aid that will be distributed in North America by Acme-Hardesty. “Elevance Concert GC-350 is the newest addition to a growing portfolio of renewable, high-performance ingredient solutions for the lubricant and other industries,” said Robin Weitkamp, Senior Vice President for […]

June 16, 2014 More

Argonne slams EWG report on corn ethanol LCA

In Illinois, researchers led by Argonne National Laboratory and three universities have issued a 13-page response slamming the recent Environmental Work Group lifecycle analysis of corn ethanol, called “Ethanol’s Broken Promise.” The response picks through detail by detail how the EWG report misrepresents, miscalculates or is otherwise completely off the mark. To quote from the […]

June 12, 2014 More

Boeing releases annual Environment Report with aviation biofuel goals

In Chicago, Boeing has released its annual Environment Report, setting new 2017 targets for greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, solid waste to landfill and hazardous waste generation. According to the report, the company will continue develop and bring  sustainable aviation biofuel to market commercialization. The report also detailed the company’s plan to launch two new […]

June 9, 2014 More

REG Danville seeks permission to expand biodiesel facility in Illinois

In Illinois, REG Danville is seeking land use change permission on 30 lots covering about 6.5 acres so it can begin preparing land ahead of planned expansion for its biodiesel facility in Danville, though those expansion plans aren’t yet developed. The properties are currently zones for single-family use.  

June 4, 2014 More

Study expects needed corn acres for ethanol to fall to just 11% by 2026

In Illinois, a new study has found that several factors will gradually lower the amount of land dedicated to corn for ethanol to as little as 11% of U.S. corn acres by 2026, when adhering to the EPA’s 15 billion gallon ceiling on domestic ethanol production. The study was done by researchers at the University […]

June 3, 2014 More

ADM seeking federal permission for CCS at Illinois ethanol plant

In Illinois, ADM is seeking federal permission to install a second carbon storage well at its ethanol plant in Decatur. The EPA is responsible for analyzing the permit to make sure that the captured CO2 that is then turned into a liquid when pressurized into the ground doesn’t get into the groundwater. A public hearing […]

May 22, 2014 More