Tag: corn

Hyosung TNC makes world’s first spandex from corn

Hyosung TNC makes world’s first spandex from corn

September 8, 2022 |

In South Korea, Hyosung TNC has succeeded in extracting spandex from corn and commercializing the world’s first bio-based spandex.  Hyosung TNC announced last month that it successfully developed bio-derived spandex, ‘creora bio-based’, using a natural material extracted from corn instead of coal, and obtained a global eco-friendly certification.  The ‘creora bio-based’ spandex uses a corn-derived […]

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Farmers fighting against proposed imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

Farmers fighting against proposed imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

August 29, 2022 |

In South Dakota, AgWeb reports that dozens of farmers, including those who grow corn for ethanol production, are opposing the use of imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed carbon pipeline project that would transport CO2 emissions from ethanol plants across the Midwest into a single CCS project. They say that eminent domain should only […]

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Brazil exports third DDGS shipment as corn-based ethanol increases

Brazil exports third DDGS shipment as corn-based ethanol increases

August 15, 2022 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that as corn-based ethanol production increases, so does its DDGS supply, so the first cargo of 55,000 metric tons has set sail for Vietnam. Corn ethanol production is expected to rise 31% season over last season at 4.5 billion liters, accounting for about 15% of the country’s overall total production that […]

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November corn use for ethanol held steady while soybean crush fell

November corn use for ethanol held steady while soybean crush fell

January 4, 2022 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports USDA data shows corn use for ethanol rose less than 1% in November compared to October at 468.655 million bushels but it was 9% higher than November 2020. DDGS production rose 2% over October at 1,997,444 tons, 11% higher than the year prior. The soybean crush was a different […]

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Indian government slams Bloomberg report alleging food insecurity due to biofuels push

Indian government slams Bloomberg report alleging food insecurity due to biofuels push

October 7, 2021 |

In India, Business Today reports the central government has slammed a recent Bloomberg story that said the country’s policy shift towards crops such as rice and corn instead of wastes as before will put India’s food security at risk. It called the report “unfounded, malicious and bereft of facts”. The petroleum and natural gas ministry […]

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USDA invests $7.5M in South Dakota corn farmers for ethanol

USDA invests $7.5M in South Dakota corn farmers for ethanol

September 26, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the United States Department of Agriculture announced a $7.5 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program project to secure farmers premier access to low carbon fuel standard markets based on their adoption of USDA climate-smart agricultural practices. ACE, together with RCPP partners South Dakota Corn Growers Association, […]

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EU corn crush margins fall to lowest in eight years

EU corn crush margins fall to lowest in eight years

August 4, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports the crush margin for corn-based ethanol in Europe has fallen to the lowest level in eight years at negative EUR153 per cubic meter. Higher corn prices in major exporting countries due to adverse weather is the main driver for the ever-worsening return for EU corn ethanol producers. The frosts in […]

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ICM to design Neomille corn-based biorefinery in Mato Grosso do Sul

ICM to design Neomille corn-based biorefinery in Mato Grosso do Sul

August 3, 2021 |

In Kansas, ICM has signed an agreement with Neomille, a subsidiary of Cerradinho Bioenergia, to design a bio-refinery in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Construction will take place in Maracaju, 160 kilometers southwest of the state capital. The greenfield plant will deliver a corn grinding capacity of 3,400 MT daily and produce […]

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New Energy Blue to build corn-based biorefinery in Iowa

New Energy Blue to build corn-based biorefinery in Iowa

July 20, 2021 |

In Pennsylvania, New Energy Blue announced its planned construction in Iowa of a biomass refinery designed to produce renewable carbon-negative automotive fuel, which replaces gasoline. The company is developing New Energy Freedom biomass refinery on a 155-acre site near Mason City, Iowa. 275,000 tons of crop residue (cornstalks and wheat straw) will be locally sourced, […]

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New corn-based ethanol plant under development in Romania

New corn-based ethanol plant under development in Romania

July 19, 2021 |

In Romania, the ACT news agency reports that Belgo-American New-Energy plans to invest EUR60 million in a corn-based ethanol facility in in Nadlac, near Arad. The proposed facility would use 340,000 metric tons of corn from local farmers during the first phase of production. Hungarian company EuroMediu will build the new plant starting next spring. […]

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