Biofuels

Is a Rapid Run Up in Corn Prices in the Cards?

At least one prognosticator is suggesting that “due to an unusual confluence of factors” the price of corn could double to $8 per bushel in the next few years. In the April 9, 2018, issue of Barron’s, Simon Constable says these factors include “declining output, an ethanol-led demand surge in China and likely brutal weather.” (Corn Prices as High as an Elephant’s Eye?)
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Ethanol Imports, Exports Up in 2015

The growth in corn ethanol use helped fuel the farm equipment boom between 2008-14. Exports of the fuel additive have contributed to its increasing use during this period as the U.S. exported the fuel to 35 different countries in 2015.
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Biofuel Feedstock Harvest Equipment Coming of Age

The prospect of commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from corn stover — which is now a reality with the opening of the POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa — has spurred ag engineers to develop new equipment to improve efficiency of the harvesting process and quality of the material delivered to processing plants.
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