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Iran to use imported Brazilian aflatoxin infected corn for hand sanitizer production

Iran to use imported Brazilian aflatoxin infected corn for hand sanitizer production

May 27, 2020 |

In Iran, Press TV reports Brazilian corn that arrived last year but has been stuck in port due to aflatoxin contamination will instead be used as ethanol feedstock. Customs authorities will release the shipment that has been at Imam Khomeini Port since it was unloaded. The government originally planned to destroy the shipment despite complaints […]

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Food Supply Chain and Nutrition: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ADM’s Corn and Beyond

Food Supply Chain and Nutrition: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ADM’s Corn and Beyond

May 14, 2020 |

If COVID-19 has taught us anything this year, it’s that a flexible supply chain and healthy workers are needed to ensure food security. In this illuminating slide guide, ADM shares it’s Q1 accomplishments, like the ability for thousands of global colleagues to be able to work virtually in this extenuating circumstances. But that’s not all! Achieving […]

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Corn Export Report Shows Lower Protein and Starch Concentrations: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to USGC’s Corn Quality Report

Corn Export Report Shows Lower Protein and Starch Concentrations: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to USGC’s Corn Quality Report

May 13, 2020 |

The U.S. Grains Council presented findings from its 9th annual corn quality survey in this 2019/2020 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report, which is based on samples taken at the point of loading for international shipment early in the 2019/2020 marketing year. Find out what impacted the quality of the corn assembled for export early in the […]

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Lucas E3 teams with Maracaja Bioenergia on corn-based Mato Grosso ethanol plant

Lucas E3 teams with Maracaja Bioenergia on corn-based Mato Grosso ethanol plant

May 7, 2020 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports Lucas E3 has teamed with Maracaja Bioenergia to build a corn-based ethanol plant in Matupa, Mato Grosso despite the ethanol market having crashed there due to COVID-19. The companies are convinced demand will rebound once the lockdown has lifted. Production should begin in 1.5 years by which time they expect the […]

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Ukraine to limit corn exports despite falling ethanol demand

Ukraine to limit corn exports despite falling ethanol demand

April 27, 2020 |

In the Ukraine, Reuters reports that the government is thinking of limiting its corn exports to 29.3 million metric tons for the 2019/20 crop despite expected lower demand for ethanol production. Exports are also beginning to be hit as demand for imports falls. The country has already exported 25.2 million tons this season. Russia and […]

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U.S. Grains Council releases 2019/2020 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report

U.S. Grains Council releases 2019/2020 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report

April 26, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the 2019/2020 U.S. corn crop faced many challenges, including late planting, delayed maturation and late harvests. Even with these challenges, data compiled in the U.S. Grains Council’s latest report indicate the majority of the crop – 71.2% of samples tested – still had a test weight at or above the limit for […]

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Platts sees corn use for ethanol production falling to 4.85B bushels

Platts sees corn use for ethanol production falling to 4.85B bushels

April 23, 2020 |

In Illinois, Platts expects corn use for ethanol production to fall to 4.85 billion bushels this year, below the USDA WASDE report’s estimate of 5.05 billion bushels. The estimated drop in use is as a result of ethanol plants closing up, buckling under the pressure of low oil prices and COVID-19 related fuel demand destruction. […]

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NCGA says COVID-19 could cut corn revenues by $50 per acre

NCGA says COVID-19 could cut corn revenues by $50 per acre

April 21, 2020 |

In Washington, analysis released by the National Corn Growers Association showed cash corn prices have declined by 16 percent on average, with several regions experiencing declines of more than 20 percent, since March 1 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis projects a $50 per acre revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop. […]

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Potential Feedstocks, Biofuel Markets, Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels

Potential Feedstocks, Biofuel Markets, Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels

April 21, 2020 |

The Biomass Research and Development Board published a report that looks at how to address the constraints surrounding availability of biomass feedstocks for biofuels. Four questions guide the analysis: What feedstocks and at what price? What is the regional distribution of feedstock production? What are the effects of alternative investments in research on feedstocks? What are […]

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US corn looks for export markets as ethanol demand falls but must compete with cheap Brazilian supplies

US corn looks for export markets as ethanol demand falls but must compete with cheap Brazilian supplies

April 16, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Platts reports that as demand for ethanol shrinks in response to COVID-19, demand for corn has shrunk as well and is seeking exports markets, which has in turn pushed prices for CIF New Orleans prices for barges falling to the lowest level since August 2017 at just $3.6926 per bushel on Wednesday while […]

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