India 2020/21 sugar production up 23% from last season

Through mid-February, Indian sugar production reached 20.89 MMT, up 23 percent from production of 17.00 MMT a year ago. Among the producer states, production is up strongly in Maharashtra, down marginally in Uttar Pradesh, and up by nearly a third in Karnataka. ISMA currently [...]

Pongamia may be good oilseed crop for Florida

California-based TerViva has patented high-yielding pongamia trees that can yield up to ten times more oil and three times more protein per acre compared to soybeans (according to the TerViva research). Also, these trees require little to moderate amounts of water, fertilizer, pesticides, and [...]

768 million pounds of soybean oil went to biodiesel in December

In December, U.S. biodiesel producers surpassed August’s previous record soybean oil utilization by more than 60 million pounds and delivered a year-over-year increase of 29 percent. Biodiesel production totaled 168 million gallons, up 13.5 percent YOY and slightly higher than the average YOY increase [...]

July biodiesel production sets new record

Another month, another record for 2018 biodiesel: Manufacturers produced 163 million gallons in July, up 18 percent from July 2017. Soybean oil and corn oil both hit new record utilization as feedstocks. Soybean oil use was 671 million pounds, up 11 percent from the [...]