Tag: corn

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Agriculture predicts a corn harvest this fall of 14.4 billion bushels, a record crop with the highest yield per acre in US history at 171 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels — the highest since 2004/05. Meanwhile, prices […]

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USDA September 1 corn stock estimates won’t matter, asserts UIllinois Ag economist

USDA September 1 corn stock estimates won’t matter, asserts UIllinois Ag economist

September 10, 2014 |

In Illinois, Darrel Good, an Agriculture economist with the University of Illinois Extension, has published an article asserting that the USDA September 1st corn stocks estimates aren’t as important as the previous three years, when “stocks were generally small and the U.S. average corn yield was below trend value.” Said Good, “the market expectation is […]

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Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

Corn Oil ONE breaks ground for distillers corn oil facility at SIRE ethanol plant

September 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, Corn Oil ONE has broken ground for its new distillers corn oil facility in Council Bluffs, to be collocated with a Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant. The plant will purify constituents out of distillers corn oil with a patent-pending process. The purified product will “improve the efficiency, efficacy and economics of biodiesel […]

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Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

Iowa vodka producer creates 100% pure vodka from corn products

September 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, IngeniOz has produced a 100% pure vodka, claiming to be the purest vodka in the world. The process is based out of Iowa State University and involves alcohol production by the fermentation of corn syrup and starch and then distilling the product six times. IngeniOz vodka is treated further by ozone oxidation, activated carbon […]

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As huge corn crop looms, corn futures hit new contract lows

As huge corn crop looms, corn futures hit new contract lows

August 28, 2014 |

In the US, nearby corn futures have seen new contract lows, with low prices benefitting end-users like ethanol producers, causing unusually high margins. With the big crop looming, new crop carry-out is expected to increase but low prices will encourage future demand in 2015. Despite the lows, various private analysts have released final yield estimates […]

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Corn use for ethanol likely to top 5 billion bushels

Corn use for ethanol likely to top 5 billion bushels

August 13, 2014 |

In Illinois, ethanol producers are expected to consume about 5.1 billion bushels of corn this year, based on the expectation of 14.1 billion gallons of ethanol. The boost in production over the previous year is a result of higher demand, more exports, fewer imports and rebuilding stocks after high corn prices due to drought reduced […]

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Novozymes enzymes confirm 6% production edge

Novozymes enzymes confirm 6% production edge

August 11, 2014 |

In Nebraska, Novozymes’ enzymes will allow ethanol producers to unlock more energy from each corn kernel, producing 5% more fuel while using 8% less energy. Said Delayne Johnson, chief executive of Iowa ethanol producer Quad Corn Processors, the company now gets 6 percent more ethanol per corn bushel, and that the star engineer in charge […]

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Nebraska Ethanol producing ethanol from corn

Nebraska Ethanol producing ethanol from corn

August 7, 2014 |

In Nebraska, Nebraska Ethanol has started ethanol production again using corn as feedstock. Nearby Aurora West started production in May using sugar as feedstock but will switch back to corn in September. The former is expected to hit its production peak in mid-September. The 20-year-old facility produces 45 million gallons of ethanol annually.  

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Impending bumper corn harvest seen pushing down prices to $4 a bushel

Impending bumper corn harvest seen pushing down prices to $4 a bushel

June 26, 2014 |

In Illinois, an expected bumper corn crop this year is seen weighing heavily on corn prices, with Goldman Sachs expecting corn to reach $4 a bushel in the next six months, down from $4.425 now, which is already 15% lower than the end of April. Bloomberg estimates that corn inventories are 35% higher, the biggest […]

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Digest Dashboard launches – “news you can use” summary of key bioeconomy prices, data

Digest Dashboard launches – “news you can use” summary of key bioeconomy prices, data

June 22, 2014 |

In Florida, Biofuels Digest launched today its weekly Digest Dashboard, a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. In the initial release, the Dashboard will summarize: Sector Equities. Friday closing prices, weekly moves, outstanding shares, market caps, most recent earnings […]

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