Tag: CHina

Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at  Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

June 12, 2018 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables has announced the successful implementation and nearly year-long operation of its Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at a Wilmar International processing plant in Jiangsu province, China. The technology is being used to produce FAME for oleochemicals and biodiesel from a wide range of vegetable oil feedstocks. “The launch of the plant in […]

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Tianjin to implement E10 by end-September

Tianjin to implement E10 by end-September

June 11, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that the City of Tianjin is the first to announce it will implement the 10% ethanol blend set for 2020 nationwide by the end of September. The city of around 15 million people will require 260,000 metric tons of ethanol annually to supply the blend from around 780,000 tons of corn. […]

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ADM sees China requiring 11.4 billion liters of ethanol imports from 2020

ADM sees China requiring 11.4 billion liters of ethanol imports from 2020

June 7, 2018 |

In China, Archer Daniels Midland expects China will need to import 11.4 billion liters of ethanol annually from 2020 in order to meet its 10% ethanol-blending mandate because it can only double to its current production to around 7.6 billion liters. Demand for the mandate is estimated at 19 billion liters. The US is a […]

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Longping look to growing Brazilian corn ethanol industry to help double market share

Longping look to growing Brazilian corn ethanol industry to help double market share

May 30, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the new Chinese owners of DowDuPont’s Brazilian seed business Longping are looking to double their market share in the country’s corn seed market to 30% from the current 15% partly on the back of growth in the corn ethanol sector in the center-west region. The company is also looking to […]

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China sourcing ethanol from Central America after US arb window closed

China sourcing ethanol from Central America after US arb window closed

May 30, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that with the ethanol arbitrage window tightly shut against the US after imposition of an additional 15% import tariff, importers are instead looking towards origins in Central and South America to source needed supplies. Shipments heard include a likely one-off duty-free shipment of up to 17,000 metric tons from Costa Rica […]

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Ethanol may be key to helping restore China-US trade imbalance

Ethanol may be key to helping restore China-US trade imbalance

May 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the ethanol industry got good news from China who is seeking to reduce its trade imbalance with the US and is looking to ethanol as well as LNG to offset the disparity. With the country set to implement a 10% ethanol blending mandate from 2020 and refiners already ramping up […]

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China could import 500,000 tons more palm oil annually from Indonesia

China could import 500,000 tons more palm oil annually from Indonesia

May 7, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that China’s premier said his country is open to increasing the quota on imports of palm oil by 500,000 metric tons. Of the total 5 million tons of palm oil China consumed last year, 3.73 million tons came from Indonesia. With the EU looking to potentially ban palm oil for biodiesel […]

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China’s March ethanol imports soar more than 20,000% on year

China’s March ethanol imports soar more than 20,000% on year

April 26, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that ethanol imports in March rose more than 20,000% to 176,468 cu m, compared to just 2,457 cu m in March 2017. As a result, quarterly imports hit a whopping 494,823 cu m thanks to US ethanol that is so cheap, traders are making money importing ethanol despite a 30% import […]

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China Beidahuang Industry Group to invest $153.04 million in Inner Mongolia ethanol plant

China Beidahuang Industry Group to invest $153.04 million in Inner Mongolia ethanol plant

April 19, 2018 |

In China, China Beidahuang Industry Group announced it would invest $153.04 million in an ethanol plant in Inner Mongolia that would use 924,000 metric tons of corn and around 350,000 tons of straw and sweet sorghum each year in an effort to achieve the 10% ethanol-blending mandate recently set for 2020. The facility is set […]

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China to start auctioning off 2014 corn stocks at deep discount

China to start auctioning off 2014 corn stocks at deep discount

April 9, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that nearly 7 million metric tons of four-year-old corn stocks will be auctioned off beginning this week, a move that is seen as a boon to ethanol producers who can use lower quality corn that will be offered with a floor price of $214.40 per ton. Though the floor price is […]

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