Tag: CHina

US ethanol takes the slow boat to China in order to avoid import tariffs

US ethanol takes the slow boat to China in order to avoid import tariffs

February 7, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that by taking advantage of trade rules that allow ethanol to enter the country duty-free if blended with 40% Asian-origin fuel, US-origin ethanol was able to enter the Chinese market after a two-month journey, a stop in Malaysia, and ship-to-ship transfer. So far since the China-US trade war kicked off last […]

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Chinese December ethanol imports slide 73% from November

Chinese December ethanol imports slide 73% from November

January 28, 2019 |

In China, Platts reports that December 2018 ethanol imports hit 25,178 cu m, a far cry from just the 33 cu m imported in December 2018 but also a 73% slide from November but the reason for the major swing was not reported. More than 19,000 cu m of the volume was undenatured ethanol from […]

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Bids and offer heard for US origin ethanol to China for first time since July

Bids and offer heard for US origin ethanol to China for first time since July

January 23, 2019 |

In China, Platts reports that bids and offers for US origin ethanol are being heard after practically no trade since July due to the ongoing, but potentially easing, trade war between the US and China. Bids were offered for $450-460/ton CFR China while an offer was made for $510/ton CFR China for prompt shipment of […]

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Chinese researchers develop designer TAGs from algae

Chinese researchers develop designer TAGs from algae

January 3, 2019 |

In China, research team led by the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has discovered two novel diacylglyceryl transferases (DGAT2s) that preferentially attach linoleic acid (LA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), respectively, to the glycerol backbone to form triacylglycerol from algae. By modulating the ratio of these specialist enzymes […]

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What China does on corn, ethanol and DDGS seen driving market in 2019

What China does on corn, ethanol and DDGS seen driving market in 2019

January 1, 2019 |

In the Midwest, Platts reports that if China decides to continue its retaliatory tariffs on US soybeans, it would see farmers switch planting this spring to more corn than soybean which would in turn depress corn prices and increase margins. Improved margins would then not only boost ethanol production but also demand for DDGS, also […]

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Amyris signs with Chinese company nutritional product royalty arrangement

Amyris signs with Chinese company nutritional product royalty arrangement

December 31, 2018 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Xinfu of China for a significant initial payment and a long-term minimum annual share of an existing nutritional product royalty arrangement. This agreement enables Amyris to monetize a portion of the long-term royalty opportunity for this product upfront to better manage volatility […]

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China imports ethanol from US via Indonesia again

China imports ethanol from US via Indonesia again

December 27, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that the country is again likely importing US ethanol via Indonesia as a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China. November imports soared in November to 94,051 cu m compared to just 16,043 cu m in October with 59,924 cu m of November’s imports coming from Indonesia. […]

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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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