China will resume construction of corn ethanol plants


China will resume the  construction of corn ethanol production plants, reported Reuters. The production of corn ethanol was suspended in the Asian country in 2006, on issues related to food security. But as the Chinese corn stocks are currently robust, the recovery has become a possibility.


China is the third largest ethanol producer  country in the world, behind Brazil and the United States. In 2014, it produced 2.3 million tons, from cassava, sorghum and other feed grains, but the expansion of biofuel supply through these raw materials is limited.


The recovery plan should be based on lower quality corn, and the expansion of cleaner fuel production tends to help the country to reduce carbon emissions.

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