Registration Open for Export Exchange 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for Export Exchange 2018, Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are encouraging U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to plan on attending this biennial event which connects them with international grain buyers. The Exhange is expected …

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Ethanol Exports Still Strong in April

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite being lower than March, April was still another strong month for U.S. exports of ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Research Analyst Ann Lewis. U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, a 25% drop from the near-record export volume recorded in March, but still the fourth-largest …

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Cellerate® Can Help Ethanol Producers Access New Markets

Cindy Zimmerman

As ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, Cellerate® process technology offers an opportunity for ethanol producers to access new markets and increase ROI potential for co-products, which has been demonstrated by the success of Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP). According to Syngenta, performance results achieved at QCCP to date through combining Cellerate with Enogen® corn include: a …

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Ethanol Exports Hit Record High

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports skyrocketed to a record 218.7 million gallons in February. That is up 148% from January and nearly 50 million gallons more than the previous record set in December 2011, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). However, trade sources believe that February’s export data includes some volume that was actually exported in late …

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Ethanol Production Going Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first month of 2018, the amount of corn used to make ethanol in the U.S. was down two percent from December 2017 but up one percent from January 2017, according to the latest USDA Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report. Corn use for fuel alcohol totaled 476 million bushels in January 2018 with dry milling fuel production and …

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Ethanol and DDGS Exports Fall in January

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports dropped by half in January compared to December’s record high, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). January ethanol exports totaled 88.3 million gallons (mg), the lowest volume in four months. Despite the imposition of a tariff rate quota and 20% tariff in September, Brazil was the leading destination …

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Ecuador Livestock Producers Visit MN Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

A delegation of livestock producers from Ecuador visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant in Minnesota this week to get a better understanding of dried distiller’s grains (DDGs) production. “We were honored to welcome the delegation from Ecuador. DDGs are an important co-product in ethanol production and we produce about 120,000 tons of DDGs a year,” said Chad Friese, …

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Grains Council Adds Staff to Grow Ethanol Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia to help increase near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol among global customers. Tim Tierney has joined the Council as director of strategic marketing/ethanol in North Asia, filling a new role that seeks to capitalize on both …

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Report Finds Opportunities for Ethanol and DDG Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) says an increase in global ethanol mandates is creating additional export opportunities for the U.S. ethanol industry, but it depends on the ability to increase production and keep those markets open. According to Global Ethanol Mandates: Opportunities for U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS, 26 countries have implemented blending mandates since …

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New Zealand Triples U.S. DDGS Purchases

Cindy Zimmerman

New Zealand is producing record amounts of milk this year and feeding triple the amount of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) compared to last year, according to the U.S. Grains Council. New Zealand has purchased 113,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS so far this year compared to just 37,000 tons imported the same time last year. While this …

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