Tag: New York

Sugar prices hit “ethanol parity” floor

Sugar prices hit “ethanol parity” floor

May 9, 2017 |

In New York, sugar futures have reached what is considered the thin line where Brazilian sugar mills switch to ethanol production when sugar production is no longer as lucrative, known as “ethanol parity.” Prices recently fell to a one-year low, touching the parity line, but prices are expected to begin rebounding enough to keep the […]

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CVR Energy boosts $6.4 million profit from RIN sales

CVR Energy boosts $6.4 million profit from RIN sales

May 1, 2017 |

In New York, CVR Energy booked a $6.4 million profit from RIN sales during Q1 compared to $43.1 million spent on buying RINs during the same period last year despite RINs costing about a third less this year at an average of 53 cents during the quarter. The company said in its quarterly guidance that […]

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Sunoco Ethanol gets new craft malting roommate

Sunoco Ethanol gets new craft malting roommate

April 12, 2017 |

In New York state, Sunoco Ethanol is getting what everyone dreams of, its own craft malting facility on site. The owners of 1886 Malt House have invested $12 million to set up a craft malting facility co-located at the Sunoco Ethanol facility—already a former Miller brewing plant—so it can share resources such as lab and maintenance […]

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Synthetic Yeast Genome Project builds five more synthetic chromosomes

Synthetic Yeast Genome Project builds five more synthetic chromosomes

March 9, 2017 |

In New York state, in a package featuring seven new studies, scientists of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0) who previously constructed a single yeast chromosome now report constructing five more – representing more than one-third of yeast’s entire genome, in total. The results are major progress on the road to building the first fully […]

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Syracuse researcher develops energy-efficient method to grow and harvest microalgae

Syracuse researcher develops energy-efficient method to grow and harvest microalgae

February 2, 2017 |

In New York state, scientists have long known of the potential of microalgae to aid in the production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals. However, the difficulty and significant cost of growing microalgae have in some ways stalled further development of this promising technology. Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse […]

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BNSF offering discounts to get ethanol shippers to switch to safer rail cars

BNSF offering discounts to get ethanol shippers to switch to safer rail cars

January 26, 2017 |

In New York, BNSF is trying to transition its ethanol tanker fleet to safer models faster than federal regulations are requiring, so is making a push with shippers by offering $300 per car discounts for transport in April if they use the newer, safer DOT 117 rail cars. Though railroads have until 2025 to transition […]

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Cornell researcher finds how bacteria turns waste into biofuels

Cornell researcher finds how bacteria turns waste into biofuels

January 18, 2017 |

In New York state, to unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. She used an emerging biochemical approach, called metabolomics, to track different sugar carbon atoms inside the bacterial cells and […]

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SUNY Morrisville working to get hemp commercial

SUNY Morrisville working to get hemp commercial

January 17, 2017 |

In New York state, SUNY Morrisville is doing its part in supporting New York’s dynamic and evolving economy, pioneering the reintroduction of hemp to New York State. Under a research license from MSC, JD Farms in Eaton, Madison County, is experimenting with growing hemp as a commercial crop. JD Farms is New York’s first industrial […]

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New York state’s Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit extended through 2020

New York state’s Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit extended through 2020

January 2, 2017 |

In New York state, the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit that provides 1 cent per gallon credit for biodiesel use in heating oil, up to 20 cents for 20%, was extended through 2020. The New York State Clean Heat Fuel Tax Credit is only applicable to blends from B6 through B20. Blends of B5 and […]

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Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

December 27, 2016 |

In New York state, researchers at Cornell University say large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae, or ICMM, could help produce fuel for aviation and shipping along with animal feed. Previous Cornell research shows that chickens eating algae-based feed produce eggs with three times the amount of omega-3s. Researchers say to produce the amount of liquid […]

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