U.S. Industry Starting Brazilian Corn #Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa-based Summit Agricultural Group recently broke ground on the first large-scale corn ethanol production facility in Brazil. The $115 million plant is an international collaboration between Iowa-based Summit Agricultural group and Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril which will utilize process technologies from ICM, Inc. of Colwich, Kansas. The facility is being built near Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso, a preeminent …

Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Latest #Ethanol Trade Statistics

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) export numbers show Brazil is importing more U.S. ethanol as exports of DDGS continue to decline. According to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analyst Ann Lewis, exports of U.S. ethanol totaled 67.0 million gallons in February, down 23% from January’s 14-month high. “Brazil overtook recent leaders Canada and China as the …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

ACE Ready for Annual Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

The 8th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) legislative fly-in is coming up next week, April 13-14, and some 70 members of the organization from about 15 states are planning to attend this year. “It’s really important that we show the human face of ethanol and renewable fuels,” said ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings. “We spend a lot of …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

GRFA Commends Countries for Biofuels Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is commending the leadership of 13 countries that highlighted biofuels as part of their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) plans at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. GRFA president Bliss Baker sent letters to leaders of the 13 nations thanking them for recognizing …

advance biofuels, biofuels, International

DuPont Honored for Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been recognized by the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) with the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for the company’s continuous contributions to the deployment of biochemical and advanced cellulosic biofuels. “The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor DuPont with its 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award,” said BDC President and Co-Founder Masood Akhtar. “DuPont sets a strong example …

biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Report on Trade Mission to Peru

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was part of a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. The March 13-15 trip went to Lima and the Piura region, where cane-based ethanol is produced, and featured meetings with ministry of energy …

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USDA Reports Positive for #Corn Supplies

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn than expected this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944. Farmers …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, RFA, RFS, USDA

US and Nigerian #Corn Growers Talk #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staffers welcomed the director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association for a series of meetings this week on how farmers in the two nations can work together to increase corn demand. Edwin Uche, director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association, reached out for a meeting during the recent Maize Genetics Conference in Florida and …

Biotech, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, NCGA