Doing the Ethanol Shuffle

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Exports, RFA

There’s a hot new craze called the “Ethanol Shuffle” that’s sweeping seaports from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles. No, it’s not a new dance, this shuffle is all about the “confounded realignment of the global ethanol trade.” Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper wrote about the “Ethanol Shuffle” this week on the RFA E-xchange …

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Ethanol Exports Remain Strong

Cindy Zimmerman Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

The latest government data on exports for October shows continued strong demand overseas for U.S. ethanol. According to the data, exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol which are not eligible for VEETC totaled 121.4 million gallons. That is just short of the record 127.4 million gallons of exports set in July 2011. On the Renewable Fuels Association E-xchange Blog, RFA’s …

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RFA Responds to EU Ethanol Probe

Cindy Zimmerman Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

The European Union (EU) has initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations regarding U.S. exports of ethanol to Europe and current U.S. policies surrounding ethanol production and use. Allegations by EU ethanol producers, represented by the organization ePure, suggest that U.S. ethanol exports to Europe are taking advantage of the expiring volumetric ethanol excise tax credit, or VEETC, prior to export …

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2012 Export Exchange Set

Cindy Zimmerman corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA, USGC

Get out your 2012 calendars and mark the date for just under a year from now to attend the next global event to help increase exports of ethanol co-products for livestock feed. Once again, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are teaming up for the Export Exchange 2012, an international trade conference focused on the …

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Ethanol Exports Drop While DDGS Rise

Cindy Zimmerman Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Ethanol exports took a dive in August, but exports of the ethanol co-product distillers grains (DDGS) set a new record, according to a post on the Renewable Fuels Association E-xchange Blog. RFA’s Geoff Cooper quotes new government figures that show exports of denatured and undenatured (non-beverage) ethanol totaled 52.1 million gallons (mg) in August, down from 127.4 mg in July …

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Record Corn Crop Forecast as Ethanol Exports Grow

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Despite flooding of farm land and delayed planting in many areas, USDA is forecasting a record corn crop for this year. The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate for May represents USDA’s initial assessment of U.S. and world crop supply and demand prospects. The report projects corn production for 2011/12 “at a record 13.5 billion bushels, up 1.1 billion from …

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Ethanol Production, Ethanol & DDG Exports Remain Steady

Joanna Schroeder corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Ethanol production for April remains fairly steady with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting daily ethanol production falling slightly to 898,000 barrels per day (b/d) or 37.7 million gallons per day for the week ending April 8, 2011. The four-week average for ethanol production at the time of the report was 904,000 b/d, with the annualized rate equating to 13.85 …

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Swine and Poultry Experts Discuss DDGS Use

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Swine and poultry producers are using the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as feed for good reasons. Dr. Phillip Smith, a nutritionist with Tyson Foods, spoke at the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council about the value of DDGS in the poultry sector. “It’s a very good …

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Ethanol Producers Value DDGs Exports

Cindy Zimmerman Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA, USGC

Ethanol producers who attended the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council know how important it is to promote increased exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). “For every three bushels of corn that comes in, you get a bushel of DDG out, and what we sell …

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Challenges and Opportunities For DDGS Trade Growth

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Distillers Grains, Exports, International, RFA, USGC

Our keynote speaker at the Export Exchange 2010 is Dr. Robert L. Thompson, Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he held the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy. He is a Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the USDA-USTR Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the International Food and …

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