U.S. Ethanol and DDGS Exports Strong in May

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U.S. exports of both ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains were strong during the month of May, according to the latest analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Ethanol exports actually hit their highest level ever for the month of May at 154.4 million gallons (mg), but this was 28% decline from a near-record in April. Canada was the …

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SAF Roundtable in Vancouver

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Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry, including Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Government Affairs Ed Hubbard, joined a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) policy roundtable in Vancouver, Canada recently on the sidelines of a USDA agribusiness trade mission. The U.S. Grains Council and Advanced Biofuels Canada hosted the roundtable that included remarks from USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural …

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Brazil Upholds 18% Tariff on U.S. Ethanol

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Despite appeals from the U.S. government, ethanol exporters and importers, Brazil’s Ministry of the Economy (CAMEX) has chosen to continue its 18 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol. U.S. ethanol interests, with support from the Brazil Association of Fuel Importers (ABICOM) and the U.S. government, previously submitted comments advocating for permanent tariff removal during a public consultation period that ended on …

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Jump in April

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For only the second time in history, U.S. ethanol exports in April exceeded the 200-million-gallon (mg) mark, increasing 34% to 214.2 mg, the highest volume since the record set in March 2018, according to the latest Trade Monitor report from the Renewable Fuels Association. Canada continued to be the largest importer for the 37th consecutive month, taking in 62.3 mg, …

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Ethanol Exports Bright Spot in USDA Outlook

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The latest USDA export outlook has overall agricultural exports expected to be lower this year, but one of the bright spots in the forecast is ethanol, according to USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. “For ethanol, we’re talking about a $3.5 billion export value rising to $4 billion in 2024,” said Meyer. “That’s about a 15 percent increase year over year …

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Ethanol Exports Set Records and Celebrate Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. exports and total usage of ethanol hit record highs last week, just as the Energy Information Administration marked the first anniversary of including ethanol export estimates in its Weekly Petroleum Status Report. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was instrumental in getting EIA to include the additional data, according to RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman. “Prior to May 2023, EIA’s …

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Chandra Joins Grains Council Ethanol Efforts

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) announces the addition of Ankit Chandra as new senior manager of global ethanol market development. In this role, Chandra will contribute to planning and implementing promotional programs and market analysis to advance U.S. ethanol exports across transportation and off-road applications, including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), maritime and other bio-based sectors. Chandra joins the Council with …

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USGC Provides Ethanol Education in Latin America

Cindy Zimmerman

As many countries across Latin America (LTA) seek to develop energy transition policies, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) along with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) have partnered to train government officials and industry and refinery representatives on the benefits of ethanol and its use in gasoline blending. The training program …

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March Ethanol and DDGs Exports Hit 2 Year Highs

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. exports of both ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains (DDGS) were higher in March, according to the latest analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association. March U.S. ethanol exports increased 15% to a 23-month high of 159.3 million gallons (mg), with 97% bound for just ten markets. The largest share (30%) transferred to Canada, our top customer for the …

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US Ethanol Industry Seeks to Challenge EU SAF Regulation

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association and LanzaJet are among U.S. ethanol interests seeking to intervene in a legal challenge of the European Union’s ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation, which effectively bans the use of renewable, crop-based biofuels like corn ethanol as a feedstock for decarbonizing the aviation sector. LanzaJet operates the world’s first ethanol-to-jet biorefinery in Georgia. Also collaborating in the intervention are …

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