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Corn Plus ethanol plant agrees to several steps to correct several environmental violations

Corn Plus ethanol plant agrees to several steps to correct several environmental violations

June 22, 2016 |

In Minnesota, the Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago in southern Minnesota has again agreed to take steps to correct several environmental violations and pay a $39,450 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Agency inspections and records reviews found several violations of the plant’s stormwater permit that sets conditions to ensure runoff from […]

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Flint Hills Resources to expand on-site corn storage in Iowa

Flint Hills Resources to expand on-site corn storage in Iowa

June 12, 2016 |

In Iowa, Flint Hills Resources is adding nearly 5 million bushels of corn storage at its Arthur and Shell Rock ethanol plants. The new ground piles will greatly increase each plant’s on-site corn storage capacity including more than doubling the Shell Rock plant’s capacity and increasing the Arthur plant’s capacity by more than 40 percent. […]

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China seen importing DDGS and sorghum to blend with sample corn for feed

China seen importing DDGS and sorghum to blend with sample corn for feed

June 9, 2016 |

In China, as much as seven shiploads of DDGS and sorghum have been contracted from the US likely to be blended with low quality domestic corn for animal feed. The government has decided to offload 78 million bushels of sample corn from its reserves which will lower corn prices for the time being but may […]

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USDA says April corn and sorghum consumption for ethanol fell

USDA says April corn and sorghum consumption for ethanol fell

June 2, 2016 |

In Illinois, the USDA says corn consumption for ethanol in April fell to 392.4 million bushels from 430.9 million bushels in March and 407.8 million bushels during the same period last year. DDGS production fell in line with ethanol production to 1.702 million tons in April compared to 1.920 million tons in March. Sorghum consumption […]

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Chicago Argo ethanol prices following corn futures higher

Chicago Argo ethanol prices following corn futures higher

June 2, 2016 |

In Illinois, high corn prices are supporting Chicago Argo ethanol prices to an 11-month high of $1.6445/gal, 1.7 cents higher on Wednesday than on Tuesday. Corn prices have risen on the back of a weakening dollar, with currency fluctuations moving around due to uncertainty as to whether the Fed will raise interest rates in June. […]

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Chief Industries buys Cornhusker Ethanol plant in Nebraska

Chief Industries buys Cornhusker Ethanol plant in Nebraska

May 30, 2016 |

In Nebraska, Chief Industries has bought the 50 million gallon per year Cornhusker Ethanol plant in Lexington that the company hopes it will be able to expand to take advantage of growing opportunities for ethanol. It’s looking to create jobs and further support the local corn and livestock industries. Chief already owns the state’s first […]

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China’s US DDGS imports already falling due to corn destocking policy

China’s US DDGS imports already falling due to corn destocking policy

May 26, 2016 |

In China, demand for American DDGS imports is already starting to feel the pinch of China’s new destocking policy for corn with March imports falling to 121,619 metric tons from 469,354 tons in March 25. It’s a fraction of the imports seen in June 2015 of 967,529. The country’s ongoing investigation into potential dumping of […]

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Researchers find fertilizer runoff from soy and corn not as high as thought

Researchers find fertilizer runoff from soy and corn not as high as thought

May 25, 2016 |

In Iowa, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering researchers Chris Jones, Keith Schilling, and Kung-Sik Chan, along with colleagues at the Iowa Soybean Association, evaluated water monitoring results from more than 7,000 water samples collected in the Raccoon River watershed of Central Iowa from 1999-2014. The team also had access to fertilization data for 700 fields in the […]

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Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

April 26, 2016 |

In Argentina, the corn ethanol industry says it is ready to step up to the challenge to significantly boost production in line with proposed blending mandates, with three operating facilities ready and able to expand production within the next 8 to 10 months. With expansion projects of $500 million each, they could boost production by […]

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Summit Agricultural Group breaks ground on Brazil’s first corn ethanol plant

Summit Agricultural Group breaks ground on Brazil’s first corn ethanol plant

April 4, 2016 |

In Brazil, Summit Agricultural Group has broken ground on its corn ethanol production facility, Brazil’s first dedicated corn ethanol plant. The $115 million facility is expected to be completed mid-2017 and will produce 50 million gallons annually for Brazilian markets in addition to high-value feed for the Brazilian livestock industry. Summit expects the facility to […]

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