Tag: CHina

China’s March ethanol imports slow down to a trickle at just 33 cubic meters

China’s March ethanol imports slow down to a trickle at just 33 cubic meters

April 26, 2017 |

In China, March ethanol imports were just 33 cubic meters, compared to 99,661 cu m during March 2016, in response to the government’s implementation of import tariffs on ethanol to support its attempts to work through 20 million metric tons of spoiled corn reserves in the next five years. Imports came from the US, Germany […]

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China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

April 20, 2017 |

In China, the government is planning to work through its 250 million metric ton corn stockpile over the next five years as companies such as COFCO Biochemical boost their processing capacity for products such as ethanol. The company expects to process 10 million tons per year by 2020, up from 6 million tons now, while […]

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Here comes BioChina: Amyris, others bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom

Here comes BioChina: Amyris, others bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom

April 18, 2017 |

From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and provide the necessary capital to produce No Compromise ingredients for Amyris.  Turns out that China sales have been doubling. Blue California might seem an unlikely […]

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DDGS prices fall 47% since June high as Chinese demand slides

DDGS prices fall 47% since June high as Chinese demand slides

April 13, 2017 |

In China, imports of US DDGS have fallen by 69% on the year during the six months through February as the country continues to lob tariffs on imports of both ethanol and its byproduct. US exports of DDGS have fallen to 10-year-lows on the back of the trade spat, so with lack of demand comes […]

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China to start building UCO aviation biofuel facility next year

China to start building UCO aviation biofuel facility next year

April 3, 2017 |

In China, Sinopec’s Zhenhai Refining and Chemical announced it will begin construction next year of a 30,000 metric ton aviation biofuel production facility using used cooking oil as feedstock. The facility requires 100,000 tons of UCO for the commercial-scale facility. The fuel is intended for airlines flying to international destinations with high carbon taxes, such […]

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Biofuels: ethanol’s growth is spelled I-N-D-I-A

Biofuels: ethanol’s growth is spelled I-N-D-I-A

March 30, 2017 |

When USDA forecasts of corn ethanol exports to China dropped below 80 million gallons from 225 million last year — and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker issued a “zero exports expected” addendum to his 2017 outlook for the ethanol giant — informed sources began describing 2017 as a ethanol year in search of a market […]

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China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

March 9, 2017 |

In China, despite the central government’s efforts to boost consumption of its spoiled corn stocks for use in bioplastics and ethanol among other industrial uses, demand for these cheap inventories have not picked up nor have the industries grown significantly as a result of feedstock availability. Now it will be pressured further by farmers who […]

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China’s January ethanol imports fall 98% on month while seven Q1 cargoes canceled

China’s January ethanol imports fall 98% on month while seven Q1 cargoes canceled

February 27, 2017 |

In China, ethanol imports fell 98% between December and January to just 2,415 cubic meters, the lowest volume in three months due to the implementation of the 30% import tariff. The tariff had been 5% since 2010. Platts reported seven cargos totaling between 260,000 and 440,000 cubic meters of ethanol scheduled for delivery during the […]

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USDA sees Chinese ethanol imports falling to 300 million liters in 2017

USDA sees Chinese ethanol imports falling to 300 million liters in 2017

February 14, 2017 |

In China, the USDA’s Beijing bureau said increased import duties on ethanol is seen cutting import demand from the US by two-thirds to 300 million liters in 2017 from 853 million liters last year. As China looks to draw down its record-breaking stocks of poor quality corn through ethanol production, distilleries are expected to produce […]

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Chinese corn futures soar after government confirms ethanol and bioplastics commitment

Chinese corn futures soar after government confirms ethanol and bioplastics commitment

February 7, 2017 |

In China, the “number one document,” a key rural policy document, was released late on Sunday indicating the government still aims to cut down around 20 million metric tons of poor quality corn stocks for use in ethanol and bioplastic, a move that saw corn futures prices on the Dalian Commodity Exchange soar to 18-month […]

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