Tag: CHina

China seen producing 6.6 million tons of ethanol annually from 2020

China seen producing 6.6 million tons of ethanol annually from 2020

December 11, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is expected to nearly triple its ethanol production to 6.6 million metric tons annually by 2020 in time for implementation of its E10 blending mandate. Installed capacity in 2017 was 2.7 million tons. To achieve the mandate, ethanol demand will be 15 million tons, indicating that significant imports […]

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Judge approves Syngenta $1.51 billion settlement over GMO corn rejected by China

Judge approves Syngenta $1.51 billion settlement over GMO corn rejected by China

December 11, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Farm Journal reports that a federal judge has approved the landmark $1.51 billion settlement by Syngenta to those impacted back in 2013 by China shutting off imports of GMO corn varieties and DDGS produced from those GMO corn varieties that included a gene not approved in the country. The company’s attorneys said […]

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Chinese researchers develop novel catalytic method to processfeedstock for biofuels

Chinese researchers develop novel catalytic method to processfeedstock for biofuels

December 6, 2018 |

In China, researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues from Peking University recently reported an efficient and novel catalytic method for the conversion of aqueous biomass fermentation broth to a water-immiscible product. Their finding was published in Nature Communications. They developed a strategy capable of […]

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DDGS may be among those to benefit from easing of China and US trade war

DDGS may be among those to benefit from easing of China and US trade war

December 5, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the trade war between China and the US may be easing following an agreement by China to import a substantial amount of US commodities. Expectations are that in order to facilitate the trade deal, import tariffs would have to drop. DDGS are among the commodities that are expected to benefit […]

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US ethanol exports to China finding creative trade routes despite trade war

US ethanol exports to China finding creative trade routes despite trade war

November 14, 2018 |

In China, in response to the ongoing trade war with the US which has dampened imports of ethanol among other products such as soy, Platts reports that ethanol was imported from Malaysia and Indonesia, neither of which have ethanol industries of any meaningful scale. Data from the General Administration of Customs shows, in its first […]

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China’s data redo shows 20% higher corn production in 2017

China’s data redo shows 20% higher corn production in 2017

November 13, 2018 |

In China, showing just how important proper data collection is, Reuters reports that following a major data overall the country has determined that its 2017 corn production was 20% higher than originally reported at nearly 216 metric million when the actual production was 259 million tons. Some analysts speculated that the larger crop was due […]

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Brazilian industry looking at way to reduce soybean exports to China

Brazilian industry looking at way to reduce soybean exports to China

November 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Ubrabio wants the government to return 10% of the taxes levied on soybean exports to be returned to crushers so they can compete with international demand for whole beans. China has been importing Brazilian soybeans en masse in response to the trade war with the US that has in turn […]

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Chinese researchers discover gene the controls stem juiciness in sorghum

Chinese researchers discover gene the controls stem juiciness in sorghum

October 18, 2018 |

In China, through careful genetic analysis of a large, diverse panel of sorghum varieties, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered the gene controlling the stem juiciness trait in sorghum, as described in this month’s issue of the Plant Cell. The dry gene product appears to function as a master switch that controls the […]

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China New Energy’s 2018 ethanol success thanks to changed policies

China New Energy’s 2018 ethanol success thanks to changed policies

September 24, 2018 |

In China, China New Energy Ltd told Alliance News that their success thus far in 2018 is thanks to changed government policies in China that have led to increased ethanol production and new contracts from existing and new customers. Pretax profit for the six months to the end of June rose to CNY12.0 million, or […]

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Additional import tariffs on US ethanol won’t impact trade with China

Additional import tariffs on US ethanol won’t impact trade with China

September 20, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that despite the higher tariffs on US undenatured ethanol imposed to counterbalance the latest round of tariffs in US President Trump’s trade war, the market doesn’t expect there to be much impact because the previous 65% tariffs had already closed any possible import window. The latest tariff increase announced this week […]

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