Tag: corn ethanol

New research shows corn ethanol GHG emissions 46% lower than gasoline

New research shows corn ethanol GHG emissions 46% lower than gasoline

January 26, 2021 |

In Massachusetts, research from Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) shows that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for ethanol, a biofuel made from corn, are 46% lower than gasoline. Conventional wisdom based on a prior analysis done by EPA had pegged the difference to only 20%. EH&E’s topical review of the latest science shows that this […]

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BNDES to loan São Martinho $177.46M for biomass power and corn ethanol

BNDES to loan São Martinho $177.46M for biomass power and corn ethanol

January 20, 2021 |

In Brazil, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved a $177.46 million financing to Grupo São Martinho S / A to carry out a series of investments in its plants located in the cities of São Paulo and Goiás. The group will build a new corn ethanol plant at Usina Boa Vista (UBV) […]

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Cargill India keen on corn ethanol production but not until policy is feedstock neutral

Cargill India keen on corn ethanol production but not until policy is feedstock neutral

November 25, 2020 |

In India, the Financial Express newspaper reports that Cargill is looking at investing in corn ethanol production in light of the government’s pending policy shift to allow grain feedstocks. The company says it is keen to invest but the policy remains “skewed towards sugar mills” so will wait until the policy framework is more stable […]

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Toomey, Feinstein renew effort to repeal ethanol mandate

Toomey, Feinstein renew effort to repeal ethanol mandate

July 28, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) renewed their efforts to get rid of the corn ethanol mandate in the RFS. According to Senator Toomey’s statement, they “are working together to end an egregious form of corporate welfare that hurts the environment and drives up the cost of everything from […]

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Attis Industries’ acquired ethanol plant expected to generate $150M in revenue

Attis Industries’ acquired ethanol plant expected to generate $150M in revenue

June 9, 2019 |

In Georgia, Attis Industries Inc. said its recently acquired corn ethanol plant in Fulton, NY is expected to generate over $150 million in revenue under its current operating conditions. This corn ethanol plant is just the base platform for the Company’s strategic plan to develop a state-of-the-art green tech campus in Fulton, NY. The appraised […]

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Platts sees US corn ethanol crush margin falling to jus 1.84 cents/gal

Platts sees US corn ethanol crush margin falling to jus 1.84 cents/gal

September 11, 2018 |

In Texas, Platts estimates that the average crush margin fell to just 1.84 cents/gal on Monday compared to 6.19 cents/gal the week prior as corn prices gained in the fact of falling Argo benchmark ethanol prices. Seasonal closures for maintenance aren’t expected to impact supplies and provide support for prices until the end of September. […]

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Longping look to growing Brazilian corn ethanol industry to help double market share

Longping look to growing Brazilian corn ethanol industry to help double market share

May 30, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the new Chinese owners of DowDuPont’s Brazilian seed business Longping are looking to double their market share in the country’s corn seed market to 30% from the current 15% partly on the back of growth in the corn ethanol sector in the center-west region. The company is also looking to […]

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New Brazilian corn ethanol association expects to supply bulk of new demand

New Brazilian corn ethanol association expects to supply bulk of new demand

February 7, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the new National Union for Corn Ethanol expects much of the additional ethanol required from RenovaBio will come future corn ethanol production rather than just expanding sugarcane-based ethanol. Whereas preparing and establishing new cane production to supply ethanol demand would cost four years, setting up corn production can happen much […]

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Breakthrough in the Corn Belt: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to corn ethanol and greenhouse gas savings

Breakthrough in the Corn Belt: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to corn ethanol and greenhouse gas savings

January 12, 2017 |

We reported this week that an explosive new peer-reviewed report from ICF found that greenhouse gas emissions reductions from typical corn-based ethanol production have soared to 43 percent compared to 2005-era gasoline. The report projects that by 2022, corn-based ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction, and could reach “76 percent in 2022 if there is […]

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Summit Agricultural Group breaks ground on Brazil’s first corn ethanol plant

Summit Agricultural Group breaks ground on Brazil’s first corn ethanol plant

April 4, 2016 |

In Brazil, Summit Agricultural Group has broken ground on its corn ethanol production facility, Brazil’s first dedicated corn ethanol plant. The $115 million facility is expected to be completed mid-2017 and will produce 50 million gallons annually for Brazilian markets in addition to high-value feed for the Brazilian livestock industry. Summit expects the facility to […]

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