South Africa approves Enogen imports despite ban on corn for ethanol

July 13, 2017 |

In South Africa, despite national policy forbidding the use of corn as a feedstock for biofuel due to concerns about competition with food markets during years of lower supplies, the minister of agriculture appears to have approved the import of Syngenta’s Enogen corn. The minister said there are no safety concerns about the corn but it won’t be used for ethanol. It can’t be used for food production either so it’s unclear what the end market will be for the ethanol-designed variety.

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