Ethanol Industry Calls for U.S. Response to Brazilian Tariff

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol producers are asking the government to develop an immediate response to Brazil’s recently implemented tariffs on U.S. ethanol imports The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council are calling on the Trump Administration to “immediately engage their Brazilian counterparts on the future of our relationships with regard to biofuels.” On August 23, 2017, Brazil’s Chamber …

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Vietnam to Resume Imports of U.S. DDGS

Cindy Zimmerman

The government of Vietnam has notified the U.S. that it will resume imports of American distillers dried grains (DDGS), which were suspended in December 2016 after reported detections of quarantine pests in U.S. shipments, according to USDA. Prior to the suspension, Vietnam was the third-largest market for U.S. DDGS, with exports valued at more than $230 million in 2016. The …

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Ethanol Production Could Outpace Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report forecasts ethanol production is on pace to exceed domestic and export demand as producers continue to reinvest last year’s profits into facilities and additional production capacity. The report from CoBank on “Ethanol’s Growth Path: Output and Export Uncertainties Both Rising” outlines predicts that the ethanol market will soon face worsening profit margins, which could potentially push the …

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Brazil Delays Tariff Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. ethanol industry is encouraged by a 30 day delay by the Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade in making a decision on a proposed 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen and Growth Energy CEO Emily …

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Imports of U.S. Ethanol to Brazil Soar

Cindy Zimmerman

As Brazil continues to consider tariffs on imported ethanol from the United States, the country just keeps importing more, remaining by far the top destination in the world for U.S. ethanol. According to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Brazil imported 64.3 million gallons (mg) of U.S. ethanol in May, bringing the total for the first five …

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Ethanol Exports Dive in April but Still on Record Pace

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports are still on a record pace for 2017 despite a 32% drop in April exports compared to March at 87.2 million gallons, the lowest volume in eight months, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Year-to-date ethanol exports totaled a record 474.8 mg in the first four months of 2017. Brazil …

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Groups Comment on Proposed Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

A recent U.S. ethanol industry mission to Canada delivered the message that ethanol can help them achieve their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030. Following the mission, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) last week in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) …

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Brazil Postpones Imposing Tariffs on US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A decision by Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) on whether to impose tariffs on U.S. ethanol has been postponed by until next month for further evaluation. Brazilian sugarcane and ethanol producer associations proposed to reinstate the ethanol import tariff in Brazil after a recent surge in shipments coming in from the United States. UNICA has proposed a 16% tariff …

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Ethanol and DDGS Exports Up in February

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of U.S. ethanol in February were the highest in a single month since late 2011, at 138.0 million gallons (mg), according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association research analyst Ann Lewis. Brazil was again the top customer, taking in more than one-third of all U.S. ethanol exports (50.8 mg, or 37%) but 14% less than record …

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