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Green Plains plans massive expansion of Syngenta’s Enogen corn ethanol technology

Green Plains plans massive expansion of Syngenta’s Enogen corn ethanol technology

December 17, 2017 |

Good news arrives from Minnesota that Syngenta has partnered with Green Plains to expand its use of Enogen corn enzyme technology across GPRE’s 1.5 billion gallon production platform. The Enogen backstory Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation available exclusively from Syngenta and features the first biotech corn output trait designed specifically to enhance […]

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Corn state senators not willing to pull back RFS but could help adaptation

Corn state senators not willing to pull back RFS but could help adaptation

December 14, 2017 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that corn state senators say they’ll never allow the Renewable Fuel Standard’s biofuel blending mandate be reduced but they are open to doing what they can to help oil states such as Texas adapt. Staff of Texas senator Ted Cruz said during a meeting held at the White House that he […]

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Drought dries out corn and soy profits, raises prices

Drought dries out corn and soy profits, raises prices

December 8, 2017 |

In Argentina, a drought that started on September 21 continues to wreak havoc on late-season soy and corn plantings as well as existing, growing crops. Prices on soybean and soymeal reached their highest levels since July because of the Argentina drought, especially since it is the top global supplier of soymeal livestock feed and soy […]

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Analyst believes China will ramp up corn and ethanol imports well before 2020

Analyst believes China will ramp up corn and ethanol imports well before 2020

December 6, 2017 |

In Illinois, an analyst from Stewart-Peterson says that China will need to import an additional 1 billion bushels of corn in order to achieve its 2020 E10 blending mandate but even though the majority of that increased demand won’t come until 2019, already imports are increasing for both corn and ethanol. Much of those two […]

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Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

November 19, 2017 |

In Brazil, ethanol producers in the central cane belt region are using corn to fill in the production gap when cane is not in harvest for biofuel. Most Brazilian ethanol producers in the area have an idle period for three months when there is no cane harvesting, but six plants are currently operating during those […]

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China’s SDIC to invest $452 million in new 600,000 tpy corn ethanol plant

China’s SDIC to invest $452 million in new 600,000 tpy corn ethanol plant

November 7, 2017 |

In China, the State Development & Investment Corporation plans to invest $452 million in a 600,000 metric ton per year ethanol facility in Heilongjiang that will consume 1.85 million metric tons of corn annually. The company plans to boost its ethanol production to 5 million tons in the next five years, doubling current national production, […]

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ADM sees China importing ethanol and corn for E10 as it looks towards 2G

ADM sees China importing ethanol and corn for E10 as it looks towards 2G

November 2, 2017 |

In China, Archer Daniels Midland believes the country will be a major importer of US corn and ethanol in its three-year run up to an E10 mandate in 2020 that will see ethanol demand increase more than five-fold to 12 million metric tons from the current 2.6 million. With the aim to rely on advanced […]

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As much as 70% of Chinese corn stocks could be spoiled

As much as 70% of Chinese corn stocks could be spoiled

October 26, 2017 |

In China, as much as 70% of the country’s 20 million metric tons of corn stocks could be spoiled, leaving its main outlet as feedstock for ethanol but current installed capacity isn’t likely to be able to process such low quality corn. As a result, imports from the US may be required even if China […]

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ICM commissions Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant

ICM commissions Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant

October 24, 2017 |

In Kansas, ICM Inc. announced the successful startup and commissioning of Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant.  The plant is FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group and Fiagril Ltda of Brazil. The ICM-designed ethanol plant is located in the middle of Mato Grosso, Brazil’s Corn Belt, near the city of […]

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Sustainable Chemistry’s Drivers: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partners Sustainable Chemistry Fund

Sustainable Chemistry’s Drivers: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partners Sustainable Chemistry Fund

October 23, 2017 |

Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge in sustainable chemical venture investing, and Capricorn Venture Partners has been a leader in raising and deploying capital as well as focusing strategic attention on […]

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