Tag: Illinois

Chicago Argo ethanol rises on the back of soaring corn futures

Chicago Argo ethanol rises on the back of soaring corn futures

January 13, 2021 |

In Illinois, Platts reports Chicago Argo ethanol prices soared to $1.6290/gal, nearly 10 cents higher on the day and the highest seen in seven weeks. Rising corn futures supported the price increase for ethanol as the March, May and July CBOT corn futures contracts all hit the 25 cent per day price limit within an […]

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Honeywell introduces single-stage UOP Ecofining technology

Honeywell introduces single-stage UOP Ecofining technology

January 12, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell announced that it has introduced a single-stage UOP Ecofining technology offering for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution that is ideal for repurposing an underutilized hydrotreating or hydrocracking unit, producing higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies. The […]

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CABBI researchers find energy sorghum behaves like miscanthus

CABBI researchers find energy sorghum behaves like miscanthus

January 7, 2021 |

In Illinois, a study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) found that energy sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) behaves more like miscanthus in the way it efficiently captures light and uses water to produce abundant biomass. It has higher nitrogen emissions like maize, but researchers believe […]

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Corn growers and Ace Ethanol file antitrust suit against ADM for ethanol price fixing

Corn growers and Ace Ethanol file antitrust suit against ADM for ethanol price fixing

November 12, 2020 |

In Illinois, Law.com reports that United Wisconsin Grain Producers, Ace Ethanol and a host of other corn producers in the region have filed an antitrust suit against Archer Daniel Midland in Illinois Central District Court alleging the company manipulated ethanol prices. Over the summer, Green Plains filed a similar suit against ADM in Nebraska but […]

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Researchers sequence full genome of miscanthus

Researchers sequence full genome of miscanthus

October 29, 2020 |

In Illinois, an international research team has sequenced the full genome of an ornamental variety of miscanthus, a wild perennial grass emerging as a prime candidate for sustainable bioenergy crops. The genome project—led by scientists at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), a Department of Energy (DOE) bioenergy research center—provides a road […]

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NCERC launches “Future Leaders of Future Fuels” initiative

NCERC launches “Future Leaders of Future Fuels” initiative

October 15, 2020 |

In Illinois, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has launched a new initiative “Future Leaders of Future Fuels,” focused on developing its own employees’ knowledge of the biofuels industry. The Future Leaders have been tasked with three projects to complete in the coming months including a corn ethanol trial, redesigning […]

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Pertamina to use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels

Pertamina to use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels

September 28, 2020 |

In Illinois, PT Pertamina (Persero) will use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels at its Plaju and Cilacap refineries in Indonesia. The company will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process™ technology at its Plaju refinery in Palembang, South Sumatra, and UOP Ecofining™ technology at its Cilacap refinery in Central Java. UOP will provide technology […]

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ISU researchers pushing forward with pennycress domestication research

ISU researchers pushing forward with pennycress domestication research

September 28, 2020 |

In Illinois, Illinois State University researchers in the School of Biological Sciences are genetically modifying pennycress as part of a multistate, multi-institutional effort funded by a five-year, $10 million USDA grant and a $13 million Department of Energy grant. The researchers are attempting to transform the plant into a commercially grown cover crop that would […]

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Cooking oil futures supported by increased online shopping deliveries

Cooking oil futures supported by increased online shopping deliveries

September 16, 2020 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports cooking oil futures have been supported since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by increased demand for online shopping delivery in light of scarce UCO due to fewer restaurants remaining open and lower animal tallow supplies due to challenges at meatpacking plants. Biodiesel production is expected to increase by 3%, according […]

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University of Illinois scores $4.5M SMARTFARM grant to calculate farm-scale carbon credits

University of Illinois scores $4.5M SMARTFARM grant to calculate farm-scale carbon credits

September 14, 2020 |

In Illinois, the University of Illinois has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) through its “Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management” (SMARTFARM) program. The funding will be used to calculate farm-scale carbon credits, allowing individual farmers to understand […]

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