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 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

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 …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Markets

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 …

ASA, Biodiesel, Exports, Soybeans

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 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA

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 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA

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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Grains Council Officers Meet in Mexico

cindy zimmerman

U.S. Grains Council (USGC) officers headed south of the border last week to talk about the new trade agreement and meet with new government officials in the country that accounts for a big chunk of U.S. feed grains exports. Leaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled to Mexico on the heels of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiations, …

AgWired Energy, corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Exports, Grains, USGC

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

There was a special focus on the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) at the fifth biennial Export Exchange held this past week in Minneapolis. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) began organizing this event in 2010 with the help of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to bring together international buyers and domestic sellers of U.S. feedgrains and ethanol …

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