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December 26, 2012
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  • Oil World: China to import more soybean, U.S. exports to be flat
    China should increase soybean imports by 4.2% during the 2012-13 year when compared with the year prior, Oil World forecasts, despite recently canceling two U.S. orders. U.S. exports to China are expected to remain flat. "It can indeed be argued that China cannot cover its import requirements if the canceled orders are not at least replaced or even supplemented with additional purchases," Oil World said. Bloomberg (12/25), The Wall Street Journal (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Brazil's biotech crop area will grow 14% this season
    Celeres, an analytics firm, expects Brazil's total planted area of biotech soy, corn and cotton to increase by 14% this season compared with last year as the country increases its share of global farm production. Reuters (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • All things biorenewable
    We highly recommend the green chemicals blog written by Doris de Guzman, who most recently was a senior editor at ICIS Chemical Business magazine. A recent post highlighted online resources such as SpecialChem's new website dedicated to bio-based chemicals and materials. Features of the site include a bio-based products selector, patent updates, open innovation platform, and analyses of bio-based market needs. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PowerPoint format changing
    Did you know that the default slide layout area in PowerPoint 2013 is now widescreen (a 16:9 ratio versus the old default of 4:3)? It makes sense, since most screens used to view presentations are now wide. Converting your old presentations is simple, as Scott Hanselman demonstrates in an online tutorial. Creating new widescreen presentations also is easy, as Moore Anderson explains. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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