Tag: Illinois

Illinois Soybean Growers pleased with B20 state bill

Illinois Soybean Growers pleased with B20 state bill

May 10, 2021 |

In Illinois, Illinois Soybean Growers Government Relations Committee Chairman, Ron Kindred, a soybean and corn farmer from Atlanta, Ill., has released the following statement in reaction to Governor Pritzker’s proposed Consumers and Climate First Act:  “ISG is encouraged by the Governor’s actions in proposing to decarbonize fuels by using biodiesel blends, and we support the […]

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CABBI researchers find more targeted policies needed for perennial bioenergy crops

CABBI researchers find more targeted policies needed for perennial bioenergy crops

April 28, 2021 |

In Illinois, new studies from the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) indicate the need to adopt more targeted policies that value the environmental and ecosystem benefits of perennial bioenergy crops over cheaper options—and provide financial incentives for farmers to grow them. The RFS was issued in 2005 and updated through the Energy […]

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Sinopec Capital invests in LanzaTech

Sinopec Capital invests in LanzaTech

April 20, 2021 |

In Illinois, Sinopec Capital, as the industrial investment arm of Sinopec Group which is one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals companies, has announced investment in LanzaTech with a focus on promoting direct production of chemicals from waste carbon. LanzaTech’s platform takes pollution and recycles it, eliminating single-use carbon. Examples of the uses […]

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United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Alliance to boost SAF demand

United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Alliance to boost SAF demand

April 14, 2021 |

In Illinois, United Airlines continues to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future with the launch of the first-of-its-kind Eco-Skies Alliance program. Working with the airline, more than a dozen leading global corporations will collectively contribute towards the purchase of approximately 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year. With its nearly 80% […]

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ADM to restart two mothballed ethanol plants as demand returns

ADM to restart two mothballed ethanol plants as demand returns

April 1, 2021 |

In Illinois, ADM has decided to reopen two mothballed ethanol mills. “We’ve been carefully monitoring a wide variety of industry ethanol conditions, and in recent weeks, we’ve seen consistent signs pointing to accelerating demand for domestic ethanol. Inventories across the industry are steadily coming down, China is importing volumes, we continue to expect driving miles […]

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Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

March 30, 2021 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports state legislators have submitted a bill that seeks to boost the state’s current B11 mandate to B20 by 2024. The state’s tax exemption for B11 expires soon but the bill would extend it for another six months in addition to the transition to B20. The push for B20 is […]

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ADM B100 truck trial successful even during Snowmaggedon

ADM B100 truck trial successful even during Snowmaggedon

March 4, 2021 |

In Illinois, last month brought record cold temperatures to the entire country, and Central Illinois was not excepted. The common misconception of biodiesel is that cold weather limits performance, but in fact temperatures plunging as low as negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit were no trouble for a fleet of ADM trucks that ran more than 23,500 […]

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Aquaman star endorses algae-based sneakers

Aquaman star endorses algae-based sneakers

March 1, 2021 |

In Illinois, climbing gear brand So iLL has partnered with Aquaman star Jason Momoa to launch sneakers made from algae and other biodegradable materials, including cotton and cork.  The $109.00, limited-edition kicks are part of the brand’s On the Roam collection and are available for preorder on So iLL’s site. An algae material is used […]

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CABBI researchers find transitioning CRP land to bioenergy could be a big win

CABBI researchers find transitioning CRP land to bioenergy could be a big win

February 25, 2021 |

In Illinois, Researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) found that transitioning land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to bioenergy agriculture can be advantageous for American landowners, the government, and the environment.  Land enrolled in the CRP cannot currently be used for bioenergy crop production, wherein high-yielding plants (like […]

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Researchers use photosynthesis tracking from space to estimate CO2 fixation

Researchers use photosynthesis tracking from space to estimate CO2 fixation

February 18, 2021 |

In Illinois, a research team with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a product to accurately measure gross primary production (GPP), which quantifies the rate of CO2 fixation in plants through photosynthesis: the SatelLite Only Photosynthesis Estimation Gross Primary Production (SLOPE […]

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