In Indiana, the 100 million gallon ethanol plant in South Bend has come back online following Noble Americas buying the facility in mid-2013 and spending the last year upgrading the facility to come back online. The company has negotiated with the city that the city buy a $2 million corn extraction add-on to the plant […]
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In China, approval of Syngenta’s GMO corn is expected in the coming days. Beijing has blocked the import of the corn, including the DDGS produced from the corn as a byproduct of ethanol production, which has led to a steep loss in demand and therefore prices for DDGS. The North American Export Grain Association says […]
In Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled against GS CleanTech in a case the company had mounted against 17 ethanol plants and manufacturers of ethanol production equipment who the company claimed had violated its corn oil patents. The judge ruled four of the company’s patents invalid because it […]
In Iowa, the Big River Resources ethanol facility has teamed with Prairie Gold to erect a new plant using first-of-its kind technology to extract zein from corn. The project is expected to be built by May of next year, with product going out the door by July. The new Galva plant will extract zein from […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency reported that ethanol production last week reached a record of 982,000 barrels a day, up 12,000 barrels from the week before. In turn, the increased demand for ethanol is boosting corn prices, though strangely there is expectation of between 200 and 500 lots of delivery against the December corn […]
In New York state, Bloomberg says corn-based RINs jumped to 53.5 cents, up 13% and the highest seen since Aug. 17. Rail congestion keeping ethanol in the Midwest along with the EPA’s delays in unveiling the 2014 RFS blending mandates are boosting RIN prices. Export demand is also having a hand in boosting RIN prices.
In Washington, in a letter sent to President Obama last week, the National Corn Growers Association and several agricultural allies asked him to intervene with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed cuts in the 2014 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard. “The blending targets and the methodology in your administration’s proposed rule […]
In Delaware, after bringing corn oil extraction aids to the market four years ago and proving they could help fuel ethanol producers capture up to three times more corn oil, Solenis has received a U.S. patent (Patent No. US 8,841,469 B2) for the use of chemical additives to improve the separation of corn oil in […]
In Illinois, more corn farmers have sued Syngenta over their GMO corn that is banned in China, the main import market for DDGS. The case filed in federal court in Chicago follows on the heels of another case where Cargill filed a $90 million claim against the company in Louisiana. A federal court in Charleston, South […]
In Illinois, ethanol prices are being supported by higher corn prices, which hit a five-week high on Monday of $3.46/bushel. CBOT corn prices have risen 7.25% during the period due to rains in the Midwest during harvest. As a result, ethanol prices hit $1.63/gal on Monday.