Tag: Texas

LanzaTech licenses TechnipFMC Hummingbird technology for ATJ

LanzaTech licenses TechnipFMC Hummingbird technology for ATJ

July 21, 2020 |

In Texas, TechnipFMC says its proprietary Hummingbird ethanol-to-ethylene technology has been selected by LanzaTech Inc. for a key application which, when combined with LanzaTech’s Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology, can be used to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using ethanol as raw material. LanzaTech’s spin off sustainable aviation fuel company, LanzaJet, is the exclusive licensor of the […]

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Ethanol spot prices rising as demand jumps in states with high COVID infection rates

Ethanol spot prices rising as demand jumps in states with high COVID infection rates

July 9, 2020 |

In Texas, ICIS reports that after suffering a slight dip and then flattening out, spot ethanol prices are rising again in line with increased gasoline demand as COVID-19 travel restrictions ease up. Prices still haven’t recovered to pre-COVID levels but supplies remain tight, so the support is there for prices to continue higher. Even though […]

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Ethanol production seen within 10% of normal in Texas

Ethanol production seen within 10% of normal in Texas

July 8, 2020 |

In Texas, local TV news reports that an agricultural economist estimates ethanol production is within 10% of where it should be this time of year despite the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. With travel restrictions easing up and people getting back on the road, ethanol demand is expected to continue to rise with production rising […]

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Neste delivers SAF to SFO via pipeline

Neste delivers SAF to SFO via pipeline

July 7, 2020 |

In Texas, Neste successfully delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) via pipeline, where it will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions. Neste is the first company to deliver sustainable aviation fuel, under its brand name Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel™, to SFO using the […]

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Tight Chicago Argo ethanol stocks pushes price to seven-month high

Tight Chicago Argo ethanol stocks pushes price to seven-month high

July 7, 2020 |

In Texas, Platts reports Chicago Argo ethanol prices high a seven-month high this week at $1.53/gal thanks to shrinking stock levels of perhaps just 20% at the Kinder Morgan terminal. The US Army Corps of Engineers is working on a river maintenance project that will limit barge traffic for the terminal, so buyers took additional […]

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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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