Tag: CHina

China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

September 17, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is looking to scale back its ethanol ambitions which had been aiming for a 10% ethanol blend on the back of reduced corn availability. With ethanol stocks falling to a more manageable 57 million metric tons from more than 200 million tons in 2017 mixed with the failure […]

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Chinese demand destruction seen hitting 2019 ethanol exports by 100 million gallons

Chinese demand destruction seen hitting 2019 ethanol exports by 100 million gallons

September 12, 2019 |

In China, the Ethanol Group President at The Andersons told Platts that US ethanol exports could fall to 1.5 billion gallons in 2019, down 100 million gallons on the year, as a result of reduced demand from China. As the industry looks for other markets to take up the missing gallons from China, India may […]

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China seen not likely to import Brazilian ethanol, dashing hopes

China seen not likely to import Brazilian ethanol, dashing hopes

September 2, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that despite a trade mission to China recently, including visiting COFCO who owns four Brazilian sugar mills, the country isn’t likely to see a large boost in Chinese ethanol demand last year. One key reason is that a COFCO official said China wasn’t likely to implement the E10 blending mandate as […]

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China to boost ethanol import tariffs another 10% on December 15

China to boost ethanol import tariffs another 10% on December 15

August 26, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that as part of another $75 billion in tariffs on US imports in the latest round of the on-going trade war, as of December 15 US-origin ethanol will face an additional 10% import duty on top of existing duties that already make US ethanol inviable for export to China. In response, […]

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Brazil seen as likely origin for China’s 10 million tons of ethanol import demand

Brazil seen as likely origin for China’s 10 million tons of ethanol import demand

August 13, 2019 |

In China, China Dialogue reports that Brazil is likely to be the main origin of ethanol imports that will be required to bridge the gap between its 3 million metric tons of ethanol production and the 15 million tons required to achieve its planned E10 blending mandate by 2020. Estimates are that domestic ethanol production […]

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China says US ethanol isn’t competitive enough to buy

China says US ethanol isn’t competitive enough to buy

August 6, 2019 |

In China, Reuters and the China Daily both report that the Secretary General of the National Development and Reform Commission has called US President Trump’s accusations that the country isn’t buying US farm products as baseless, pointing to more than 4 million metric tons of soybeans contracted or delivered since the G20 Summit in Osaka, […]

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China and US to discuss ethanol at September face-to-face meeting

China and US to discuss ethanol at September face-to-face meeting

August 1, 2019 |

In China, Reuters that extensive negotiation between China and the US is expected to take place over the next month before the next round of face-to-face talks in September as the two countries look to break the trade deadlock, including specific discussions on opening the Chinese market up to US ethanol again. In person talks […]

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Chinese researchers develop biochemical approach of natural gas liquefaction process

Chinese researchers develop biochemical approach of natural gas liquefaction process

July 31, 2019 |

In China, researchers at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocesses Technology (QIBEBT) in China have made headway toward more sustainable and economic fuel production by developing a biochemical approach to allow more control over the conversion of natural gas into potable liquid fuel. Methane and propane, another component of natural gas, are organic molecules […]

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New Zealand seen looking at wood for power after China closes its doors

New Zealand seen looking at wood for power after China closes its doors

July 17, 2019 |

In New Zealand, with wood not able to be sold in China the alternative of it being used as biofuel can be good for woodlot owners. “The news that the export of logs to China is dropping off and harvesting of some trees for export is unprofitable should result in woodlot owners looking to new […]

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China refuses to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on US-origin DDGS

China refuses to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on US-origin DDGS

June 19, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that despite an upcoming meeting between US and Chinese leaders next week and an investigation into anti-dumping tariffs on US-origin DDGS that concluded in April, the country has decided not to drop the tariffs because it fears that lowering the tariffs would encourage an untenable influx of DDGS that could damage […]

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