Tag: Texas

Ethanol spot prices slip for first time in two months on fears of second COVID-19 wave

Ethanol spot prices slip for first time in two months on fears of second COVID-19 wave

June 25, 2020 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that concerns about a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced spot ethanol prices lower after nearly two months of steady increases. Spot ethanol prices hit the floor in mid-April at the height of the pandemic and the associated shelter in place orders that kept people off the roads but […]

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HollyFrontier to convert Cheyenne Refinery to renewable diesel production

HollyFrontier to convert Cheyenne Refinery to renewable diesel production

June 1, 2020 |

In Texas, HollyFrontier Corporation said that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to convert the Cheyenne Refinery to renewable diesel production and to construct a pre-treatment unit located at the Artesia Refinery. Including the previously announced renewable diesel unit at the Artesia Refinery, HollyFrontier is expected to have a combined capacity to produce […]

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Rex American brings One Earth Energy back online but NuGen remains idled

Rex American brings One Earth Energy back online but NuGen remains idled

June 1, 2020 |

In Texas, Rex American Resources says it is in the process of bringing its One Earth Energy ethanol plant back online after being temporarily idled. NuGen was also idled in response to negative crushing margins brought about by COVID-19 impacts on demand together with falling oil prices but that facility remains offline. The company says […]

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Valero’s Supreme Court hopes against EPA dashed so backs five governors instead

Valero’s Supreme Court hopes against EPA dashed so backs five governors instead

May 28, 2020 |

In Texas, the San Antonio Business Journal reports that the Supreme Court has refused to hear Valero’s spat with the Environmental Protection Agency where the oil company argues that blenders should have to bear some of the cost of blending biofuel under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Typically, the Supreme Court gives a reason for rejecting […]

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Spot ethanol prices on the rise but not as fast as hoped

Spot ethanol prices on the rise but not as fast as hoped

May 28, 2020 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that increased driving demand has lifted spot prices for ethanol as shelter in place orders are lifted, but the market had hoped for a faster recovery. There is also concern that China will not buy as much US-origin ethanol as expected as part of the phase 1 trade deal easing the […]

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Primoris Services secures key engineering and construction contract for Louisiana RD plant

Primoris Services secures key engineering and construction contract for Louisiana RD plant

May 20, 2020 |

In Texas, Primoris Services announced two new industrial awards with a combined value over $62 million. The contracts were secured by Primoris Industrial Constructors, part of the Power, Industrial, and Engineering segment. The first award is for the construction of the outside the battery limits portion of a renewable diesel expansion project in Louisiana. The […]

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Ethanol spot prices widen as consumption starts to ramp up post-COVID

Ethanol spot prices widen as consumption starts to ramp up post-COVID

May 14, 2020 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that as ethanol demand begins to increase against the background of production well below consumption that is eating away as the significant stocks held nationwide, the spot prices for ethanol are beginning to widen. Underlying the market is a planned record corn harvest that should see upwards of 40% of the […]

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Alon Bakersfield Refinery to be retooled into renewable diesel facility

Alon Bakersfield Refinery to be retooled into renewable diesel facility

May 11, 2020 |

In Texas, Global Clean Energy Holdings bought the Alon Bakersfield Refinery in California from Delek US Holdings for $40 million cash. Primoris Services Corporation announced ARB Industrial was awarded a $200 million contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a renewable diesel facility at the refinery. The retooled facility will produce renewable diesel from […]

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Algae as 3D printing ink could provide solutions for Mars colonization

Algae as 3D printing ink could provide solutions for Mars colonization

May 6, 2020 |

In Texas, 3D Print reports a master’s student has submitted a concept to the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture that is getting a lot of attention: algae-based ink to 3D print habitats for living on Mars. Rather than relying on crops, algae which can be grown without soil can be used not only to […]

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Valero supports governors seeking EPA waivers for biofuel blending

Valero supports governors seeking EPA waivers for biofuel blending

April 30, 2020 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that Valero supports the request by four Republican and one Democratic governor from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue blending waivers. The EPA has the power to issue waivers in emergencies, which the states believe the COVID-19 pandemic counts as one, but farm states […]

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