Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group
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22 June 2017

Ethanol demand turns UK into net wheat importer for fourth time in 25 years

In the UK, wheat demand to supply CropEnergies’ Ensus ethanol plant brought back online last year has turned the country into a net importer of wheat for only the fourth time in the past 25 years. Last year’s smaller-than-normal crop has contributed to the shift to net importation with stocks seen closing the current season 27% lower than last year, down by more than 2 million metric tons. Ethanol demand has also boosted demand for corn, which the Ensus plant can use in addition to wheat. Source: Biofuels Digest 22/6/2017

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