Tag: Illinois

LanzaJet scores $50M investment from Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

LanzaJet scores $50M investment from Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

January 13, 2022 |

In Illinois, LanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund has made a $50 million investment to support the construction of LanzaJet’s (and the world’s) first alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant. The innovative structure of Microsoft’s financing […]

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November corn use for ethanol held steady while soybean crush fell

November corn use for ethanol held steady while soybean crush fell

January 4, 2022 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports USDA data shows corn use for ethanol rose less than 1% in November compared to October at 468.655 million bushels but it was 9% higher than November 2020. DDGS production rose 2% over October at 1,997,444 tons, 11% higher than the year prior. The soybean crush was a different […]

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Honeywell signs agreement for UT Austin’s carbon capture technology

Honeywell signs agreement for UT Austin’s carbon capture technology

December 22, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell has signed an agreement with The University of Texas at Austin that will enable the lower-cost capture of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and heavy industry. Honeywell will leverage UT Austin’s proprietary advanced solvent technology to create a new offering targeted at power, steel, cement and other industrial plants to lower […]

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Progress Rail, BNSF and Chevron sign MOU to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell trains

Progress Rail, BNSF and Chevron sign MOU to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell trains

December 14, 2021 |

In Illinois, Progress Rail, BNSF Railway Company, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding to advance the demonstration of a locomotive powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The goal of the demonstration is to confirm the feasibility and performance of hydrogen fuel for use as a viable alternative to traditional fuels for line-haul rail. […]

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LanzaTech teams with Inditex to launch carbon emissions-based fabric for Zara

LanzaTech teams with Inditex to launch carbon emissions-based fabric for Zara

December 14, 2021 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech has announced a collaboration with Inditex that led to the design of a capsule collection for the retail group’s largest brand Zara that incorporates fabric made with carbon emissions, avoiding their emission into the atmosphere (CarbonSmart™). LanzaTech’s biological process captures and converts steel mill emissions that would otherwise be emitted into the […]

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CVR Energy contracts Honeywell UOP Ecofining to study Coffeville refinery conversion

CVR Energy contracts Honeywell UOP Ecofining to study Coffeville refinery conversion

December 8, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell announced that a CVR Energy, Inc. subsidiary has selected Honeywell UOP Ecofining technology to study conversion of seed oils, tallow and white/yellow greases into renewable diesel fuel at its facility in Coffeyville, Kansas. CVR Energy is currently evaluating the conversion of an existing hydroprocessing unit at the plant to a single-stage Ecofining […]

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ADM B100 trial successfully ran more than 600,000 miles

ADM B100 trial successfully ran more than 600,000 miles

December 8, 2021 |

In Illinois, B100 is one step closer to being a reality for commercial fleet operations thanks to the results of a pilot program that tested the fuel in five class-8 over-the-road trucks. The pilot, which was a collaboration among ADM, Optimus Technologies, Illinois Soybean Association, American Lung Association and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, opens […]

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United flies on 100% SAF from Chicago to Washington

United flies on 100% SAF from Chicago to Washington

December 1, 2021 |

In Illinois, United operated an unprecedented flight that will serve as a turning point in the industry’s effort to combat climate change: for the first time in aviation history, a commercial carrier will fly an aircraft full of passengers using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). United also announced the second round of corporate participants in the […]

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USDA ARS researchers develop better way to make SAF from soybean oil

USDA ARS researchers develop better way to make SAF from soybean oil

November 25, 2021 |

In Illinois, scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Peoria, Illinois, have developed a way to make a better jet biofuel from soybean oil. Fatty acids from soybean oil can be turned into an array of industrial products normally made from petroleum, including fuel, ink and paints. One appeal of plant-based products is that […]

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Ethanol supply chain issues could lead to shortages ahead of Thanksgiving

Ethanol supply chain issues could lead to shortages ahead of Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021 |

In Illinois, Reuters reports supply chain issues such as labor shortages and lack of rail cars are creating shortages of ethanol ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the key driving seasons the year. Ethanol prices up more than 50% on the year at $2.20 per gallon despite record production yet East Coast stocks were […]

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