Tag: Midwest

Renewable fuel companies beating out newcomer refiners for feedstock

Renewable fuel companies beating out newcomer refiners for feedstock

August 17, 2021 |

In the Midwest, Reuters reports that renewable fuel companies are so far beating out the newcomer refiners in the race to secure feedstock for renewable diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel as demonstrated by Renewable Energy Group, Darling Ingredients and Nest beating 2Q estimates while some refiners have stepped back from their ambitious plans. Demand for […]

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DOE researchers attempt to simulate perennial bioenergy crops in Midwest

DOE researchers attempt to simulate perennial bioenergy crops in Midwest

May 19, 2021 |

In the Midwest, researchers project that biofuel production will continue to expand around the world. To understand the effects of this trend, scientists must accurately represent biofuel crops in land surface models. Using observations from biofuel plants in the Midwestern United States, researchers simulated two biofuel perennial plants, Miscanthus and switchgrass. The simulations indicate these […]

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Great Plains Institute’s Latest Report: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

Great Plains Institute’s Latest Report: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

April 9, 2020 |

The Midwestern Clean Fuels Initiative, facilitated by the Great Plains Institute, is a broad coalition of fuels producers and marketers, nonprofit and research organizations, scientists and engineers, and agriculture and industry stakeholders. The coalition works to create economic benefits for the region through policy, research, and education on the production and use of cleaner fuels.

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Ag banks concerned ethanol industry may have peaked but watching situation closely

Ag banks concerned ethanol industry may have peaked but watching situation closely

February 13, 2020 |

Across the Midwest, American Banker reports that agriculture lenders are watching the ethanol sector closely, concerned that it may have peaked, but banks are not yet pulling away from funding producers. What they are doing, however, is tracking closely the policy decisions made by the Trump Administration that are directly impacting the clients they lend […]

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What China does on corn, ethanol and DDGS seen driving market in 2019

What China does on corn, ethanol and DDGS seen driving market in 2019

January 1, 2019 |

In the Midwest, Platts reports that if China decides to continue its retaliatory tariffs on US soybeans, it would see farmers switch planting this spring to more corn than soybean which would in turn depress corn prices and increase margins. Improved margins would then not only boost ethanol production but also demand for DDGS, also […]

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New 45Q tax credit for CCS could stimulate ethanol plants to invest

New 45Q tax credit for CCS could stimulate ethanol plants to invest

July 10, 2018 |

In the Midwest, the Great Plains Institute believes the new 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage could be a major incentive for ethanol plants to invest in CO2 capture as well as infrastructure such as pipelines to transport it, either for underground storage or to petroleum companies. The institute believes the ethanol industry […]

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DOE researchers find drought-hit biomass produces toxic compounds rather than fuels

DOE researchers find drought-hit biomass produces toxic compounds rather than fuels

September 12, 2017 |

In the Midwest, Department of Energy researchers examined the effect of weather on biofuel production by comparing switchgrass and corn stover harvested after a year of major drought and after 2 years of normal precipitation. They found that the plants produced more sugar, but the sugar changed during pretreatment and produced toxic compounds rather than […]

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Ethanol crush margins continue to increase despite higher production and growing stocks

Ethanol crush margins continue to increase despite higher production and growing stocks

August 15, 2017 |

In the Midwest, ever-stronger crush margins thanks to falling corn prices ahead of a bumper crop have producers cranking out ethanol despite ethanol prices remaining range-bound for the past several weeks. Ethanol production remains well over a million barrels per day. Platts reported that the crush margin was around 28.39 cents/gal on Monday, up 2.59 cents/gal from […]

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Ethanol production breaks record again at an average of 1.029 million bpd

Ethanol production breaks record again at an average of 1.029 million bpd

July 21, 2016 |

Across the Midwest, ethanol production continues to break records with the week of July 15 seeing an average of 1.029 million barrels per day, higher than the last record of 1.013 million barrels per day the week ending June 10. It was the eighth time production passed an average production of more than a million […]

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Midwest ethanol prices on the rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Midwest ethanol prices on the rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

May 26, 2016 |

In the Midwest, with the Memorial Day holiday fast approaching, ethanol prices for fuel loaded on trucks in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In Minneapolis, prices rose three cents per gallon from Monday to Thursday, a typical move ahead of holiday weekends when fuel will need to be blended on the go to keep holiday travelers moving. […]

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