Tag: corn

Brazilian ethanol pipeline exploring expansion into corn-based ethanol regions

Brazilian ethanol pipeline exploring expansion into corn-based ethanol regions

January 16, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the ethanol pipeline owned and operated by Logum that transports the fuel from producing regions in Sao Paolo and other states to urban demand centers is looking to expand the pipeline to areas that have seen sudden, massive growth in corn-based ethanol. With as much as 5 billion liters of […]

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Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

Ontario corn farmers hit with vomitoxin

January 15, 2019 |

In Canada, local press reports there has been an outbreak of vomitoxin in Ontario-origin corn, some of which is used for ethanol production, that is causing challenges because the ethanol production process can’t kill the toxin and therefore would remain in DDGS. Levels have been detected at up to 25 times the allowed limits in […]

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Argentine cooperative to invest $53 million in corn-based ethanol expansion project

Argentine cooperative to invest $53 million in corn-based ethanol expansion project

December 4, 2018 |

In Argentina, the ethanol arm of the Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas is set to invest $53 million to expand its production capacity to 700 million liters annually using corn starch as feedstock. The original facility inaugurated seven years ago following a $150 million investment had an installed production capacity of 153 million liters annually of […]

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China’s data redo shows 20% higher corn production in 2017

China’s data redo shows 20% higher corn production in 2017

November 13, 2018 |

In China, showing just how important proper data collection is, Reuters reports that following a major data overall the country has determined that its 2017 corn production was 20% higher than originally reported at nearly 216 metric million when the actual production was 259 million tons. Some analysts speculated that the larger crop was due […]

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Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

October 22, 2018 |

In Indiana, Western Journal reports that corn farmers carved a thank you message to President Trump in their fields in response to the President’s move to make E15 sales year-round. The agriculture secretary tweeted a photo of the thank you message that was mechanically harvested out of a 60-acre field. The secretary says the message […]

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U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

September 30, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., leaders of the United States and Japan, one of the largest U.S. grain customers and second largest buyer of U.S. corn after Mexico, announced that the two countries would pursue trade talks. The impact on agriculture is to be determined in the talks. The country is also a strong purchaser of sorghum, […]

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Trump to promise new biofuel blend policy to corn belt states

Trump to promise new biofuel blend policy to corn belt states

September 27, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., President Trump is likely to announce a new policy soon to allow more ethanol blended gasoline to be sold year-round, according to E&E News sources. Corn and biofuel advocates have been pushing for the allowance of gasoline retailers to sell E15 during the summer months, when fuel demand is at its highest. […]

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Brazilian poultry giant concerned about competition with ethanol plants for corn

Brazilian poultry giant concerned about competition with ethanol plants for corn

September 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country’s largest poultry producer has flagged the potential for increased competition for corn in the center-west region due to increased ethanol production. The company is concerned that increased demand for corn will raise its feed costs and negatively impact its margins. Ethanol production from corn remains a small fraction […]

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Second-highest corn crop on record could push down feedstock prices even further

Second-highest corn crop on record could push down feedstock prices even further

September 13, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that USDA data shows corn stocks will grow in the next season well above market expectations to 1.774 billion bushels for 2018/19. As such, excess supplies will continue to weigh on prices, helping to improve crushing margins for ethanol producers who are suffering from multi-year low prices. Higher yields account for […]

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Ethanol production remains steady thanks to low corn prices

Ethanol production remains steady thanks to low corn prices

August 30, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production ending the week of August 24 fell only 3,000 barrels per day from the previous week at an average of 1.07 million bpd. Falling corn prices ahead of the upcoming harvest have kept margins high enough to promote further ethanol production. About half […]

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