Tag: CHina

Argentina freezes soy export tariffs to keep feedstock from flowing into China

Argentina freezes soy export tariffs to keep feedstock from flowing into China

August 20, 2018 |

In Argentina, exporters have been shipping raw, unprocessed soybeans to China en masse, a move the government has put a stop to last week by freezing export taxes on beans at 26% as well as freezing taxes on meal and oil at 23%. Taxes on beans were being wound down to 23% in line with […]

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Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

Iowa congressman says boosting ethanol blends better than farmer bailout

August 16, 2018 |

In Iowa, Congressman Steve King says that rather than a $12 billion bailout to farmers as a result of negative impacts from the trade war with China and other major importing countries, the White House should instead approve higher blends of ethanol year-round, not just E15 but also E30 while further promoting E85. Farmers want […]

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Inventure Renewables teams with Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra on Chinese facility

Inventure Renewables teams with Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra on Chinese facility

August 7, 2018 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables has announced an agreement with Wilmar International and Desmet Ballestra Group to begin construction on a new facility in Jiangsu province, China. The plant, which will bolt on to an existing Wilmar facility, will utilize Inventure’s recently developed Soap Carbonate Technology to convert low-value processing residues into valuable, uncontaminated Free Fatty Acids. […]

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China to increase duty for undenatured US ethanol to 65%

China to increase duty for undenatured US ethanol to 65%

August 6, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that the government announced on September 1 undenatured ethanol from the US will be subject to an additional 25% import duty on top of the existing 40% duty in retaliation to additional duties of between 15% and 25% imposed by the US on around $200 billion worth of Chinese products. In […]

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Ukrainian corn could benefit from China-US trade war but only if longer term

Ukrainian corn could benefit from China-US trade war but only if longer term

August 2, 2018 |

In the Ukraine, Platts speculates that the country could benefit from China’s ongoing trade war with the US where American corn exports face an additional retaliatory tariff of 25% but only if the tariffs are longer term because short term China’s corn stocks are full. On the other hand, with US corn no longer going […]

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China’s ethanol ambitions stymied by US trade war

China’s ethanol ambitions stymied by US trade war

July 5, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that only one new corn-based ethanol plant will be commissioned soon while others remain in the planning stage, an indication that perhaps the country is rethinking its rush towards a 2020 E10 blending mandate. It would have to rely on US ethanol imports in the short term, but in light of […]

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Chinese and Canadian researchers make headway on intermediates from CO2

Chinese and Canadian researchers make headway on intermediates from CO2

June 25, 2018 |

In China, a research team led from University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Toronto has uncovered a catalysis strategy producing intermediates during CO2 electrochemical reduction reaction, which sheds new lights on upgrading CO2 to engine fuels. When it comes to designing catalysts for CO2 conversion, many researches on the C-C […]

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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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