Tag: corn

Iowa corn land may be converted to 150MW solar project

Iowa corn land may be converted to 150MW solar project

April 28, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register recounts a story about a Johnson County farmer who has farmed 300 acres of corn for ethanol in rotation with soybeans on his family’s century-old farm but is looking to switch to solar farming instead, saying he’ll get a better return. His 300 acres may become part of a […]

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Minnesota corn industry invests $1M in biofuels infrastructure grant program

Minnesota corn industry invests $1M in biofuels infrastructure grant program

April 12, 2021 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council (MCR&PC) and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program. The program, to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, would expand access to higher blends of ethanol in the state. Higher blends of […]

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DDGS prices rise after corn futures limit up

DDGS prices rise after corn futures limit up

April 5, 2021 |

In Iowa, DTN reports that DDGS prices rose $12 in the week ending March 31 to $222 per ton thanks to corn futures limiting up on Wednesday, rising by the maximum 25 cents per bushel, on bullish corn data from the USDA. Farmers reported lower-than-expected corn planting in the March report, surprising the market with […]

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UAI commissions study to see if corn-based ethanol not getting all the green credit it deserves

UAI commissions study to see if corn-based ethanol not getting all the green credit it deserves

February 10, 2021 |

In Washington, a new study is underway to determine whether corn-based ethanol makes a larger contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions than it is currently receiving credit. The Urban Air Initiative commissioned a study with Transport Energy Strategies to look at the impact ethanol has on carbon reduction in the gasoline itself. Current modeling […]

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Corn contest looks for a-maize-ing new products

Corn contest looks for a-maize-ing new products

February 8, 2021 |

In Missouri, The National Corn Growers Association has launched its third corn innovation challenge with a call for ideas about how corn can be used to produce sustainable chemicals and products.  “Corn is an affordable, abundant, sustainably grown crop that has a myriad of uses and applications, which is why we are holding our third […]

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Chicago Argo ethanol rises on the back of soaring corn futures

Chicago Argo ethanol rises on the back of soaring corn futures

January 13, 2021 |

In Illinois, Platts reports Chicago Argo ethanol prices soared to $1.6290/gal, nearly 10 cents higher on the day and the highest seen in seven weeks. Rising corn futures supported the price increase for ethanol as the March, May and July CBOT corn futures contracts all hit the 25 cent per day price limit within an […]

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Sri Lanka bans corn from ethanol and alcohol production to stop corrupt middlemen

Sri Lanka bans corn from ethanol and alcohol production to stop corrupt middlemen

December 30, 2020 |

In Sri Lanka, Lanka Business Online reports the president has issued an order for corn to be banned as feedstock for ethanol and alcohol. Middlemen have been buying corn and turmeric from farmers at low prices, so the ban on ethanol production is an attempt to reduce the influence of unscrupulous third parties who are […]

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ADM temporarily shutters Nebraska dry mill plant due to excess corn supplies

ADM temporarily shutters Nebraska dry mill plant due to excess corn supplies

December 23, 2020 |

In Nebraska, Bloomberg reports that as ethanol demand continues to be hit by the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the US, ADM has taken the decision to idle its Columbus dry ethanol mill through December 27 due to excessive corn supplies. The company’s two dry mill plants it idled in April at […]

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Fluid Quip Technologies partners with Trislot

Fluid Quip Technologies partners with Trislot

December 20, 2020 |

In Iowa, Fluid Quip Technologies announced a new partnership, making them an exclusive distributor of Trislot screens for the corn grind and biofuels industries. Trislot screens are utilized in fiber separation and washing in FQT’s patented technologies. The high-quality screens allow for optimal performance at critical points in the separation process. Trislot screens will be […]

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Overall U.S. corn supply remains strong even with Derecho causes destruction in Midwest

Overall U.S. corn supply remains strong even with Derecho causes destruction in Midwest

August 23, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council reports that while a powerful, 14-hour derecho hit more than 700 miles of crop land in the U.S. Midwest – mainly in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Ohio – on Aug. 10, corn supply remains strong with above-average corn harvest this fall. While damage to farms and corn crops […]

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