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Syngenta’s Enogen corn used in more than 20 ethanol plants in the US

Syngenta’s Enogen corn used in more than 20 ethanol plants in the US

July 27, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Syngenta says that its Enogen corn is used at more than 20 dry grind ethanol plants across the US. The plants represent about 10% of national ethanol production volume. Combined with its Cellerate partnership that allows for cellulosic ethanol production, the two technology solutions can help plants boost ethanol production by more than […]

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Cornell researchers develop ethanol production from anaerobic microbe

Cornell researchers develop ethanol production from anaerobic microbe

July 26, 2016 |

In New York state, Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide. To make biofuel from inorganic, gaseous industrial rubbish, the researchers learned that the bacterium Clostridium ljungdahlii responds thermodynamically – rather than genetically – in the process of tuning favorable enzymatic […]

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DDGS prices fall to level of corn futures

DDGS prices fall to level of corn futures

July 25, 2016 |

In Iowa, DDGS prices have fallen to around the value of corn having come down from 120% of the commodity’s value. As a result, buyers are hovering on the sidelines waiting to see which direction prices turn which can only continue to weigh on them. As the impending corn crop gets closer to harvest, buyers […]

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Chinese corn stocks could drive further demand for US corn and DDGS

Chinese corn stocks could drive further demand for US corn and DDGS

July 11, 2016 |

In China, as much as 20% of the country’s corn reserves—the total of which represent half of the world’s corn reserves—are likely to be spoiled and unfit for human consumption which has led to a spike in imports over more than 1 million metric tons in both April and May predominantly from the US and […]

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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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