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Rising corn prices squeezing Midwest ethanol producers

Rising corn prices squeezing Midwest ethanol producers

May 22, 2018 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that it may be rising corn prices squeezing the already tight crush margin that begins to slow down ethanol production. Platts reported margins at just 2.96 cents/gal after corn futures soared nearly 14 cents in a week following China’s decision to drop an investigation into US sorghum exports that sent all […]

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D3MAX LLC will install technology at Ace Ethanol corn dry mill

D3MAX LLC will install technology at Ace Ethanol corn dry mill

April 24, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, D3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Ace Ethanol has received approval from its board of directors and members to proceed with the design and construction of the corn kernel […]

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Corn farmers and ethanol plants eligible for $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement

Corn farmers and ethanol plants eligible for $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement

April 17, 2018 |

In Kansas, farmers who grew Viptera and Duracade varieties of corn between 2013 and 2017 are eligible for up to $22.6 million of the $1.51 billion settlement with Syngenta for selling GMO corn seed that was not yet approved by the Chinese government, while a whopping $1.438 billion will go to farmers who didn’t grow […]

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Advanced BioEnergy will expand Aberdeen corn storage and receiving capacity

Advanced BioEnergy will expand Aberdeen corn storage and receiving capacity

April 10, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Advanced BioEnergy, LLC announced it will build an initial 800,000 bushels of year-round corn storage and related grain receiving capabilities at its Aberdeen, South Dakota ethanol plant. The plans include the ability to expand the total year-round corn storage by an additional one million bushels in the future. The grain receiving facility will […]

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China to start auctioning off 2014 corn stocks at deep discount

China to start auctioning off 2014 corn stocks at deep discount

April 9, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that nearly 7 million metric tons of four-year-old corn stocks will be auctioned off beginning this week, a move that is seen as a boon to ethanol producers who can use lower quality corn that will be offered with a floor price of $214.40 per ton. Though the floor price is […]

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US Midwest, farm belt in crisis as US-China trade war, Corn-Oilco RFS war escalate

US Midwest, farm belt in crisis as US-China trade war, Corn-Oilco RFS war escalate

April 4, 2018 |

In Washington, China has proposed a 25 percent tariff on US soybeans in response to a list of 1300 Chinese products that may be subject to a 25 percent tariff. China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports, and more than 30 percent of overall U.S. soybean production. In other news, the US Environmental […]

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February corn consumption for ethanol fell 9% on month

February corn consumption for ethanol fell 9% on month

April 3, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports data from the US Department of Agriculture showing corn consumption for ethanol in February fell nearly 9% from the prior month but was 2.4% higher on the year at 433.622 million bushels with 90.7% for dry milling and 9.3% for wet milling. So far, for the marketing year that began September […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

Argentina raises ethanol prices for both corn and sugarcane yet again

March 29, 2018 |

In Argentina, the government has raised yet again the price oil companies must pay for corn-based ethanol by 10.5% for March with another 7.96% expected for early April, reaching more than 64 cents per liter. Sugar-based ethanol prices will rise as well, though not as much, by 7.5% in March and another 3.54% in April, […]

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Ukraine corn prices soaring on Chinese demand for ethanol

Ukraine corn prices soaring on Chinese demand for ethanol

March 28, 2018 |

In the Ukraine, Platts reports that corn prices are soaring on the back of China’s ethanol drive and increased demand from Egypt, pushing prices up beyond $200 per metric ton during much of March, hitting a 20-month high on March 12 of $209/ton. Late April and May typically brings higher prices for corn as stocks […]

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers look to reduce phosphorus from corn byproducts

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers look to reduce phosphorus from corn byproducts

March 26, 2018 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are using adding calcium to different corn byproducts and tweaking the solution’s pH in an effort to precipitate organic and inorganic phosphorus compounds in minutes. Doing so would not only create potential additional value using the phosphorus as fertilizer or as supplements for animal feed but […]

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