#ExEx16 Registration Open

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Registration is now open for Export Exchange 2016 (#ExEx16), taking place in Detroit, Michigan October 24-26, 2016. The event is co-hosted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and members of either organization are eligible for discounted registration fees. The biennial event will bring together more than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains …

corn, Distillers Grains, Export Exchange, Exports, RFA, USGC

USGC Works with Korea on #Ethanol Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Koreans are learning about the potential for #ethanol use as a fuel. A U.S. delegation that included the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, held a workshop in Seoul, Korea to give an outlook on global ethanol supply and demand. The group also shared information about past experiences with ethanol policy. …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol, Growth Energy, International, RFA, USGC

USDA Leading Mexico Trade Mission

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24–25, 2016 to explore trade opportunities. On hand for the trip will be ethanol industry representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). While there, they will be meeting with government officials, legislators …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

USGC Heads to Egypt to Promote DDGS

Joanna Schroeder

The. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently returned from a trip to Egypt to discuss using dried distillers grains (DDGS), a by-product of corn-based ethanol production, as feed for its growing aquaculture industry. Also on the trip was USGC member Mirasco who has a large client base in the Egyptian aquaculture industry. “Egypt has the most active and the largest aquaculture …

biofuels, Distillers Grains, International, USGC

Grains Council CEO at #ACE16DC

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is a new member of the U.S. Grains Council, recognizing the important role that organization plays in the promoting exports of both ethanol and the livestock feed co-product DDGS. “We have a unified (ethanol) industry effort working together to build exports,” said USGC president and CEO Tom Sleight who visited with members of ACE …

ACE, Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, USGC

#ACE16DC Gets Update on China DDGs Investigation

Cindy Zimmerman

Back in January, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) initiated an investigation into anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of U.S. produced distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The U.S. Grains Council has been on top of the situation from the start and provided an update for members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) meeting in Washington DC this week. …

ACE, Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, International, USGC

RFA, Growth Energy Join USGC

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) membership is expanding. This month the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy became official members. Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) and Al-Corn Clean Fuel also joined this month. USGC says their newest members, especially the ethanol trade organizations, will benefit them in multiple ways as they work together to increase global ethanol exports. Both …

Ethanol, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

US Grains Releases New Portal, App

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has released a grains conversion calculator app and a U.S. grains-in-all-forms exports portal to help members of the global grain trade access critical information more easily. The U.S. grains-in-all-forms exports portal is an online calculator that converts volumes of exported U.S. commodities including ethanol and dried distillers grains (DDGs) into corn equivalents. This offers a …

corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Exports, USGC

China Instigates Anti-Dumping Investigation

Joanna Schroeder

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has initiated anti-dumping countervailing duty investigations into U.S. produced distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exported to the country. Both the ethanol industry and the grains industry expressed concern over the announcement. U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight responded by saying, “We are disappointed to see today the initiation of anti-dumping and countervailing …

Distillers Grains, Exports, Growth Energy, USGC

Grain Growers, Biofuelers to Meet at Export Exchange

John Davis

Two industries that go hand-in-glove will meet next fall in Detroit. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says it is joining with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) for Export Exchange 2016, scheduled for Oct. 24–27, 2016. “We are expecting more than 200 international buyers of coarse grains, co-products and ethanol to attend Export Exchange 2016 along with an estimated 300 producers …

biofuels, RFA, USGC