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Evonik's new lysine plant goes on stream in Brazil

28.07.2016 09:45:21

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.

Russia is going to harvest some 106 million metric tons of grain in 2016, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said Wednesday.

25.05.2016 14:01:16

"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.

Russian grain exports up 13% by May 18 - Agriculture Ministry

25.05.2016 14:00:28

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.

Tight finance, lack of storage may dent Russian state appetite for grain

25.05.2016 13:59:46

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.

IGC raises 2016/17 world wheat, corn crop forecasts

30.04.2016 13:07:47

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.

Russian grain exports outstrip last year's record

28.04.2016 16:50:23

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).

C5 is the new C6

16.12.2015 10:00:58

Goodbye glucose, hello xylose. The X-Factor in the advanced bioeconomy might just be a sugar that starts with an X.

Air Products delivers hydrogen generator to Russian biorefinery

11.11.2015 10:06:00

Air Products recently made delivery of its 40th PRISM Hydrogen Generator, which provides economical on-site gas production for a broad range of supply requirements. The latest order, received from Biotechnological complex-ROSVA, a biorefinery for the processing of grain and production of sorbitol in Russia, involves the installation of two 250- -cubic-meters-per-hour hydrogen generators, which will be used for hydrogenation in their manufacturing process.

Tkachev: grain production exceeds the requirements of Russia

26.10.2015 12:28:58

Minister of Agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev declared that grain production by the results of the current year exceeds the requirements of the country. In the presidential meeting on the development of agriculture Tkachev made the following prediction: "This year will be provide food security for grain on 142%, vegetable oil - 146%, potatoes - 99%, sugar - 95%, open type vegetables - 88%" . The Minister said, that within 8 months, the growth of agricultural production was approximately 2%.

How to save EU-Russian relations: Oil and grain

20.10.2015 09:36:55

As global tensions increase over Syria and Ukraine, it's hard to imagine a future where Russia and Europe are friends rather than foes - but the oil and agriculture sectors could help do just that.
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