Tag: CHina

China seeks to double ethanol production by 2020

China seeks to double ethanol production by 2020

December 5, 2016 |

In China, the country is looking to double ethanol production to 4 million metric tons by 2020 as it aims to work through its untenable grain stocks. The country had aimed for 4 million tons of ethanol production by 2015 but its tight hold on grain kept that from happening. Second-generation from crop waste associated […]

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Chinese ethanol imports slip in October due to corn glut but US cargoes loading

Chinese ethanol imports slip in October due to corn glut but US cargoes loading

November 28, 2016 |

In China, the closing ethanol arbitrage window has been closing due to a glut of corn on the domestic market, helping to cut imports in October to 1,191 cu m, the lowest import figure in 17 months. The majority of imported ethanol was denatured fuel coming from South Africa, while volumes from the US, Japan […]

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Hong Kong UCO biodiesel producer looks to expand to the mainland

Hong Kong UCO biodiesel producer looks to expand to the mainland

November 4, 2016 |

In China, Bahrain-based ASB Biodiesel is looking to set up a UCO biodiesel facility in the Pearl River Delta on the Chinese mainland following its successful 2014 launch of a 100,000 ton per year facility in Hong Kong. The current facility collects UCO from Hong Kong, Singapore and Guangdong province, and expects to operate at […]

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Boeing and COMAC expand research collaboration including aviation biofuel

Boeing and COMAC expand research collaboration including aviation biofuel

November 2, 2016 |

In China, Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) signed a new agreement to expand their joint research collaboration in support of the long-term sustainable growth of commercial aviation. The two companies, which signed an initial collaboration agreement in March 2012, have been researching ways to improve aviation’s fuel efficiency and greenhouse-gas emissions reduction, […]

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Chinese ethanol imports plummet 74% in September

Chinese ethanol imports plummet 74% in September

October 26, 2016 |

In China, ethanol imports plummeted in September to just 10,121 cu m, down 74% from August that in turn had been 54% higher than July following several months of dwindling imports. All but 19 cu m came from the US, which was denatured ethanol. Total imports for the year through September are at 692,815 cu […]

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China slaps preliminary anti-dumping import duties on American DDGS

China slaps preliminary anti-dumping import duties on American DDGS

September 26, 2016 |

In China, the Ministry of Commerce has ordered preliminary import duties of 33.8% on US-origin DDGS following claims that the product is being dumped on the Chinese market. The US Grains Council has been actively working with the Chinese government since it announced an investigation into potential dumping earlier this year, so it’s no surprise […]

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Chinese ethanol exports to Asia may become viable this week

Chinese ethanol exports to Asia may become viable this week

September 12, 2016 |

In China, the arbitrage has flipped to the point where rather than importing vast quantities of ethanol from the US, domestically-produced ethanol may now be viable for export around Asia including to South Korea as soon as this past weekend. Ethanol prices in the region based on the Philippines benchmark based on US ethanol export […]

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Chinese cadmium-tainted wheat headed for ethanol and industrial use

Chinese cadmium-tainted wheat headed for ethanol and industrial use

August 30, 2016 |

In China, the government has allegedly bought all of the cadmium-tainted wheat in Xinxiang, Henan Province with the intention of using it for ethanol production as well as to make industrial starch used in paper mills and textile manufacturing. At least 10ha of land has been contaminated by the soft metal since at least 2012 […]

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Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

Chinese ethanol imports fall 78% in July

August 25, 2016 |

In China, July ethanol imports fell to by 78% on the year to 24,639 cu m, following in line with the lower imports also seen in June that were 111,651 cu m. Total exports for the year through July reached 644,221 cu m. July denatured ethanol imports were about 20% of the volume imported in […]

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Chinese DDGS demand rallies but still well below last year

Chinese DDGS demand rallies but still well below last year

August 9, 2016 |

In China, the country became the largest import destination for US-produced DDGS for the second month in a row in June, bringing in a total of 370,898 metric tons worth $74.3 million. Imports for the month were 27% higher than in May but the volume is still 41% lower on the year while the value […]

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