Tag: Illinois

Honeywell complete commercial refinery trial with Preem

Honeywell complete commercial refinery trial with Preem

September 15, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell announced the completion of a commercial refinery trial with Preem AB for co-processing of biomass-based pyrolysis oil in a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. Utilizing UOP’s proprietary bioliquid feed system with OptimixTM GF Feed Distributor, pyrolysis oil was successfully co-processed in the FCC at Preem’s Lysekil refinery to produce partially renewable transportation […]

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Analysts see ethanol stocks falling for seventh straight week

Analysts see ethanol stocks falling for seventh straight week

September 14, 2021 |

In Illinois, Dow Jones reports that analysts it surveyed expect ethanol stocks to have shrunk even further when data from the Energy Information Administration is released on Wednesday to as low as 21 million barrels. Further shrinkage in shocks would see the streak continue for seven weeks running. They see ethanol production to remain steady […]

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United and Honeywell jointly invest in Alder Fuels

United and Honeywell jointly invest in Alder Fuels

September 9, 2021 |

In Illinois, United and Honeywell announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. […]

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RFA says low RVO would “cripple” ethanol industry

RFA says low RVO would “cripple” ethanol industry

September 1, 2021 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports that the Renewable Fuels Association fears cutting the blending mandate for 2021 as proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency could “cripple” the ethanol industry. Ethanol production is currently 3.5 billion gallons below where it could be if it was running at full capacity, meaning that ethanol is more expensive […]

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B100 pilot truck to be displayed at 2021 Farm Progress Show 

B100 pilot truck to be displayed at 2021 Farm Progress Show 

August 31, 2021 |

In Illinois, one of the five trucks used in last year’s cooperative B100 pilot program will be on display at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. The pilot, conducted by ADM, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Optimus Technologies, American Lung Association (ALA), National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council was designed to demonstrate […]

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Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers breed new ultra-productive energycane

Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers breed new ultra-productive energycane

August 31, 2021 |

In Illinois, a team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has bred a plant that produces more oil by manipulating the availability of sugar for oil synthesis. The team, led by BNL’s John Shanklin, achieved these results in using leaves of the fast-growing plant Arabidopsis, to mimic stem cells of plants […]

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Barchart to distribute Fastmarkets’ animal fats, vegetable oils, and biodiesel prices

Barchart to distribute Fastmarkets’ animal fats, vegetable oils, and biodiesel prices

August 25, 2021 |

In Illinois, Barchart, a leading provider of data, tools, and software to agribusinesses around the world, has announced a partnership with Fastmarkets, the industry-leading cross-commodity price reporting agency. Through this partnership, Fastmarkets will join the cmdty Pricing Network (CPN), and make benchmark prices from Fastmarkets available in cmdtyView, Barchart’s leading trading and analytics platform for […]

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Northwestern scores $3.3M DOE grant to research CCS behavior

Northwestern scores $3.3M DOE grant to research CCS behavior

August 24, 2021 |

In Illinois, Northwestern University will receive $3.3 million from the Department of Energy to examine how the dynamic behavior of promising carbon capture systems impacts the systems’ ability to capture and release carbon dioxide. Specifically, the research team will study metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), porous materials with uniform structures that are promising solid sorbents – a […]

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UofI Urbana-Champaign researchers develop yeast-based bioprocess for acetate and xylose feedstocks

UofI Urbana-Champaign researchers develop yeast-based bioprocess for acetate and xylose feedstocks

August 18, 2021 |

In Illinois, a team of scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a bioprocess using engineered yeast that completely and efficiently converted plant matter consisting of acetate and xylose into high-value bioproducts. In a paper published in Nature Communications, the team described its work, which offers a viable method for overcoming one of the […]

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US District Court judge gives plantiff two weeks to refile failed ADM antitrust case

US District Court judge gives plantiff two weeks to refile failed ADM antitrust case

August 16, 2021 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports a US District Court judge has thrown out an attempted antitrust case over Archer Daniels Midland allegedly manipulating ethanol prices, saying the lead plaintiff hadn’t sufficiently proven that it had been “knocked out of the market”. As a result, the judge for the Central District of Illinois has given the company […]

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