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China's Ministry of Agriculture has officially certified the registration of more U.S. ethanol plants to export distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to China. The country is back on top as the top importer of U.S. DDGS.
March 05, 2014
A new process to convert carbon dioxide to chemicals has been unveiled by New Jersey-based Liquid Light Corp. The core technology uses low-energy catalytic electrochemistry to convert CO2 to chemicals, combined with hydrogenation and purification.
February 28, 2014
Pacific Ethanol Inc. announced that it had achieved record gross profit and operating income in the fourth quarter and twelve month period that ended Dec. 31.
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Grains Council recently published its 2013 annual report, highlighting achievements made over the past year. The report notes that U.S. corn production set a new record last year, as did the export of distillers dried grains with solubles.
February 20, 2014
The owners of an idle Indiana ethanol plant currently being retrofitted are working on a plan to add corn oil to the facility's coproduct mix. The city of South Bend, Ind., will purchase the corn oil extraction equipment and lease it to the plant.
February 17, 2014
The U.S. Patent Office has issued a notice of allowance to Valicor Inc. and James Robert Bleyer for its invention titled, "Process and Method for improving water reuse, energy efficiency, fermentation and products of an ethanol fermentation plant."
February 15, 2014
The DGTC board of directors has now asked me to serve as the next CEO and executive director. It is an honor to carry on this long-standing legacy. Yes, much work has been done over the past several decades, but much more work must be done.
February 12, 2014
The total U.S. corn supply is pegged at 14.781 billion bushels and demand at 13.150 billion bushels, creating ending stocks of 1.631 billion. The 12.4 percent carryout-to-use ratio is a very comfortable level that will limit upside movement in corn.
February 11, 2014
The days of distillers grains being 140 percent the value of corn are behind us, at least near-term. With the Chinese New Year upon us, it is not clear how quickly we will get a resolution on China’s intentions. Whatever happens will impact 2014.