Tag: CHina

China begins construction on ethanol plant and plans 5 more

China begins construction on ethanol plant and plans 5 more

October 21, 2017 |

In China, China’s State Development & Investment Corporation began construction of its first ethanol plant in the Liaoning province with 300,000 tons of capacity and is planning on building another five ethanol plants in other provinces as well as buying additional facilities. SDIC also plans on processing corn in the northeast China. SDIC is hoping […]

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Arbitrage window to China opens up despite 30% import duty

Arbitrage window to China opens up despite 30% import duty

October 10, 2017 |

In New York state, with ethanol prices at a one-year low, an arbitrage window to China has opened up. Even with the 30% import duty on ethanol, domestic prices in China are more than $300 per metric ton more expensive than US ethanol. With the import duty included, US ethanol is running at a $57-73/ton […]

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Dollar’s depreciation may dent China’s ethanol dreams

Dollar’s depreciation may dent China’s ethanol dreams

October 9, 2017 |

In China, despite an increase on import duty for ethanol to 30% and the 10% ethanol-blending mandate set for 2020, some analysts are concerned that the depreciating dollar will have a negative impact on corn prices that in turn could increase feedstock costs for ethanol producers as a result of long-term demand for that corn. […]

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China says major corn imports won’t be necessary to achieve E10 mandate

China says major corn imports won’t be necessary to achieve E10 mandate

October 2, 2017 |

In China, despite analysts predicting the country will have to boost corn imports but as much as 20 million metric tons per year to satisfy the E10 policy set to come into place by 2020, a top government official responsible for agriculture policy said that significant imports will not be needed. The aim is to […]

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China says ethanol plan won’t rely on corn or ethanol imports

China says ethanol plan won’t rely on corn or ethanol imports

September 30, 2017 |

In China, government officials told Xinhua Net that China’s plan to increase the use of bioethanol gasoline will not have a significant impact on the grain market, and it would be unrealistic for the country to import large amounts of corn for the industry development. “The government plan to increase ethanol fuel production was for […]

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China could import up to 20 million tons of corn annually to meet E10

China could import up to 20 million tons of corn annually to meet E10

September 21, 2017 |

In China, imports of as much as 20 million metric tons of corn could be needed annually to supply animal feed plants in the southern part of the country in the ramp up to the new E10 policy announced earlier this month. Corn located closer to the corn-growing areas is likely to be absorbed by […]

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Analysts see China turning to imports ahead of production ramp up to achieve E10

Analysts see China turning to imports ahead of production ramp up to achieve E10

September 14, 2017 |

In Illinois, PIRA Energy believes that China will have to look to ethanol imports during the first years of its E10 blending mandate until it’s able to ramp up production to match the new demand. Between 1.1 billion and 2 billion gallons of ethanol production could be currently mothballed that needs to be restarted in […]

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China to implement E10 by 2020 in big push to plow through corn stocks

China to implement E10 by 2020 in big push to plow through corn stocks

September 13, 2017 |

In China, the government announced it will implement an E10 blending mandate by 2020 as part of its strategy to work through 200 million metric tons of corn stocks, giving the country just three years to ramp up production and get the infrastructure in place to supply nationwide. With 10 new 300,000 ton ethanol factories […]

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Chinese company invests in new biodiesel technology production in Brazil

Chinese company invests in new biodiesel technology production in Brazil

September 6, 2017 |

In Brazil, following the successful pilot demonstrating a new biodiesel technology developed in China undertake by the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Engineering Research in Rio de Janeiro, China’s Biostar company will buy an 80% stake in Mato Grosso-based Produção de Biodiesel Parecis Ltda to produce biodiesel using the new technology. Biostar […]

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China to provide farmers subsidies for installing biogas plants

China to provide farmers subsidies for installing biogas plants

September 4, 2017 |

In China, the Ministry of Agriculture announced a plan to provide farmers subsidies in order to transform 4 billion metric tons of agricultural waste per year into biogas to help manage waste and reduce environmental impacts on waterways. Using digestate rather than chemical fertilizers will be a key part of the program’s goals that fits […]

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