Tag: CHina

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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Malaysia looking to China as biodiesel import destination

Malaysia looking to China as biodiesel import destination

August 9, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the plantations ministry is encouraging biodiesel producers to tie up with palm oil importers in China’s Tianjin region in an attempt to help the country reach its 15% renewable transport fuel goals by 2020 and a potential biodiesel policy by that date. The region is already the third-largest entry point for palm oil […]

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Chinese ethanol imports slide more than half from May’s record

Chinese ethanol imports slide more than half from May’s record

July 25, 2016 |

In China, ethanol imports in June slid to less than half of May’s record volume at just 111,651 cu m. Most of the imports came from the US with 104,536 cu m denatured or fuel grade, while much of the remaining ethanol was for beverage use and came from Pakistan, double what the country imported […]

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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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The East is [Infra]Red: Gasification, energy and China

The East is [Infra]Red: Gasification, energy and China

July 4, 2016 |

More prosperity, less pollution for China? In the East, the search is on for more sustainable, efficient energy, and flexible gasification answers the challenge. There, Synthesis Energy Systems is leading the way. Premier Zhou En-lai famously referred to China as “an attractive piece of meat coveted by all … but very tough”. Myself, I have […]

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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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