Russian Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy "Graintek-2016"
VIII Russian Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy "Graintek-2016" will be held on November 9-10, 2016 in the Azimut Olympic Hotel in Moscow, Russia.
Technical Workshop "GrainExpert" for technical specialists of grain processing & fermentation plants will be held on November 11, 2016.
Grain processing (wet mill) industrial site visit will be organized on November 8, 2016 (tbd).
Evonik's new L-lysine production site in the Brazilian state of Parana is now operational, bringing an additional 80,000 metric tons (Mt) of capacity.
"The new [Biolys] plant in Castro is our first amino acid plant in Latin America. We will target the [pig and poultry] markets in Latin America in general and in Brazil in particular," said a spokesperson for the German group.
"We are planning to harvest around 106 million tonnes thus year with favorable weather conditions," Tkachev said at a meeting with ministry's high-ranking officials.
Russia exported 31.861 million tonnes of grain over the period from July 1, 2015 to May 18, 2016, a 12.8% rise as compared with the same period the season before (28.251 million tonnes), the Russian Agriculture Ministry has said, citing the Federal Customs Service's data.
Russia, a major wheat exporter to North Africa and the Middle East, buys grain on the domestic market for state stocks every year in a scheme known as intervention purchases, pitting the government against exporters in years of high demand.
The International Grains Council (IGC) on Thursday raised its forecasts for 2016/17 world wheat and corn crops, with total supply potentially reaching a record level. The IGC's monthly update increased the forecast for world wheat production by 4 million tonnes to 717 million tonnes, saying that beneficial weather was improving the outlook in both the European Union and Russia.
According to the latest projections from Russian agriculture consultant's SovEcon, April's grain exports are set to reach a record 2.5Mt. On a season-to-date basis, Russian grain exports have already overtaken last year's record, aided by a favourable exchange rate (see below). Exports since February (including April's activity, if realised) see cumulative exports stretching further upwards from last year's level, with full season exports expected to hit 31.4Mt (30.8Mt in 2014/15).