2018 Second Highest Year for Distillers Grains Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. exports of the ethanol co-product distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). An estimated 31 percent of U.S. DG production was exported in 2018, meaning nearly one out of every three tons produced was exported to 50 countries on …

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New RFA Report Summarizes 2018 Ethanol Export Statistics

Cindy Zimmerman

On the heels of new government data this week confirming record U.S. ethanol exports in 2018, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade. RFA’s new report is the go-to source for all the key facts and figures regarding U.S. …

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2018 Ethanol Exports Officially Record High

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest government data shows U.S. ethanol exports hit a new record in 2018 with 1.70 billion gallons of ethanol shipped to over 80 countries. That’s almost 11% of total U.S. ethanol production. The value of U.S. ethanol exports was $2.7 billion in 2018, up 14% from 2017’s value and the highest on record. Brazil was the leading destination for …

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ACE Resumes Ethanol Forums for Mexico Retailers in 2019

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mérida, Mexico last week for the first ethanol technical information forum of the year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. The forums are a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council and the Mexican Association of Service Station Providers (AMPES) to inform Mexican petroleum marketers about opportunities …

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Ethanol Interests Comment on Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments this week supporting the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard. The comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) offered recommendations on how biofuels, like ethanol, can help reach the ECCC Regulatory Design Paper’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23 megatons by 2030. “While …

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Biodiesel Market in EU Opens for U.S. Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

The European Commission has formally announced that conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production meet EU sustainability standards, and biodiesel produced from documented soybeans can now be used in the EU. The EU requires biofuels to meet a set of sustainability criteria outlined in its Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The U.S. soy industry has its own sustainability guideline, the Soybean …

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Export Exchange Generates $400 Million in Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

The recent 2018 Export Exchange in October has generated $403 million in sales of U.S. coarse grains and co-products, including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and feed grains, according to the organizers. Grain buyers from 35 countries attended the conference in Minneapolis, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy to offer an …

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Ethanol Exports Exceeding Expectations

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports are on a roll. For the third time this year, American ethanol exports have reached record numbers, with the total hitting 1.69 billion gallons (bg) on a rolling 12-month basis, according to Growth Energy. As of October this calendar year, exports totaled 1.41 billion gallons, already more than the total for 2017 with an additional two months …

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Ontario to Adopt E15 by 2025

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholder groups cheered news that Ontario, Canada will be adopting the use of 15% ethanol by 2025, according to its recently released Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan. Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued a joint statement on the news. “As one of the largest markets for ethanol, this is a huge milestone for …

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RFA’s Davis Reappointed to Export Advisory Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis has been re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC), which advises the agency on U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. “I am honored to be reappointed to this committee,” said Davis, who is one of 39 members appointed …

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