Tag: corn

China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

April 20, 2017 |

In China, the government is planning to work through its 250 million metric ton corn stockpile over the next five years as companies such as COFCO Biochemical boost their processing capacity for products such as ethanol. The company expects to process 10 million tons per year by 2020, up from 6 million tons now, while […]

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China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

March 9, 2017 |

In China, despite the central government’s efforts to boost consumption of its spoiled corn stocks for use in bioplastics and ethanol among other industrial uses, demand for these cheap inventories have not picked up nor have the industries grown significantly as a result of feedstock availability. Now it will be pressured further by farmers who […]

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Smaller corn acreage seen cutting 2017/18 ending stocks

Smaller corn acreage seen cutting 2017/18 ending stocks

February 21, 2017 |

In Illinois, analysts expect farmers to plant fewer corn acres this spring with a focus instead on more soybean production, a decision that will lead to tighter ending stocks in 2017/18 that will in turn boost production costs for ethanol that could shrink margins if ethanol prices don’t rise in line with the increased corn […]

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DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

January 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, DuPont is working with Nevada city authorities and Underwriters Laboratories to find ways to better put out corn stover fires to help reduce losses like DuPont suffered this summer when lightning strikes set their stover storage ablaze. Lab tests will soon be underway with a foam extinguishing agent to see how it works […]

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FCStone sees corn prices remaining flat until after planting

FCStone sees corn prices remaining flat until after planting

January 4, 2017 |

In Illinois, FCStone says the trend for the range-bound corn market December is likely to remain flat until after planting is complete. Farmer may switch some acres to soybeans that have been more profitable due to lower production in Latin America, which could in turn support corn prices when planting numbers come out. Until then, […]

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The Andersons on the lookout for corn arriving infected with vomitoxin in Indiana

The Andersons on the lookout for corn arriving infected with vomitoxin in Indiana

November 21, 2016 |

In Indiana, The Andersons says it will dock farmers delivering corn to its ethanol plant near Chylmers with 4 PPM of vomitoxin and will reject those deliveries that arrive with 7 PPM or above following excessive rains during the growing season that led to conditions where the fungus can thrive. If animals ingest feed such […]

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August corn consumption higher for ethanol production

August corn consumption higher for ethanol production

October 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA said corn consumption for ethanol bumped up in August to 458.1 million bushels, up from 456.0 million bushels the previous month and up from 445.7 million bushels the previous year. In line with increased corn consumption was DDGS production that rose to 2.073 million tons from July’s 2.047 million and 1.929 […]

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Indiana promoting E85 as part of bicentennial celebrations

Indiana promoting E85 as part of bicentennial celebrations

September 12, 2016 |

In Indiana, the state’s corn marketing council is sponsoring the use of E85 in a torch that is being run throughout the state’s 92 counties in a relay over the next 35 days in celebration of the Indiana’s bicentennial. The use of E85 is a way to show the importance of corn to the state’s […]

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Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

August 30, 2016 |

In Illinois, a bumper corn crop is expected to keep prices below $3 per bushel even with current ethanol demand, providing an opportunity to pump out even more ethanol thanks to cheap prices. Growers expected a La Niña weather event to negatively impact crops this season but that didn’t materialize and the crops have been […]

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Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

August 29, 2016 |

In Germany, the biogas industry is investigating the use of Silphie, known as Indian Cup in its native US, as a potential feedstock as an alternative to corn. A perennial plant that can grow for 20 years, field trials have shown that the crop has a number of potential benefits compared to corn thanks to […]

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