Tag: CHina

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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US ethanol exports hit 52-month high as China trade soars

US ethanol exports hit 52-month high as China trade soars

June 5, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association reports that U.S. ethanol exports totaled 95.5 million gallons (mg) in April, a slight 300,000 gallons higher than March and the highest monthly volume since December 2011, according to government data from the US Energy Information Administration. China was the top destination receiving 34.5 mg of U.S. product in […]

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China’s US DDGS imports already falling due to corn destocking policy

China’s US DDGS imports already falling due to corn destocking policy

May 26, 2016 |

In China, demand for American DDGS imports is already starting to feel the pinch of China’s new destocking policy for corn with March imports falling to 121,619 metric tons from 469,354 tons in March 25. It’s a fraction of the imports seen in June 2015 of 967,529. The country’s ongoing investigation into potential dumping of […]

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Chinese ethanol imports fell 47% in April

Chinese ethanol imports fell 47% in April

May 25, 2016 |

In China, ethanol imports fell 47% in April compared to March at 53,142 cu m, but the figure is way above the April 2015 imports of just 7,441 cu m. The vast majority of the imports were denatured from the US, at a total of 44,496 cu m, less than half of March’s imports of […]

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DDGS prices supported by Chinese and domestic demand

DDGS prices supported by Chinese and domestic demand

May 25, 2016 |

In Illinois, DDGS prices are finding support from increased Chinese buying combined with domestic buying that had been holding off on purchases due to higher prices but can no longer wait as stores get thinner. July prices are still running at a discount to July 2015 but they are stronger than in June, indicating the […]

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