Export Exchange by the Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Export Exchange since 2018 is underway in Minneapolis this week and organizers are pleased with the turnout. “We have about 490 registrations as of right now,” said U.S. Grains Council Director of Industry Relations Ellen Zimmerman during the welcome reception Wednesday night. On site registration was busy so they expect to easily surpass the 500 they expected. “We …

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Export Exchange is Underway in Minneapolis

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 Export Exchange welcomed hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products to Minneapolis Wednesday evening for a reception prior to the official kickoff of the event Thursday. “It’s looking great,” said Chad Willis, a farmer from Minnesota and past chair of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). “After COVID, everybody wanted to get out and be …

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USGC Promotes Ethanol and DDGS Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) organized a mission to Brazil last week to learn about the market potential Brazilian corn ethanol has domestically and globally and about logistics faced by U.S. ethanol exporters to Brazil at the main ports situated in the northeastern part of the country. The team included Duane Kristensen, Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc.; Mackenzie Boubin, USGC director …

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Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are once again joining together to host the 2022 Export Exchange. U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade are encouraged to register now for the event scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis. In this edition of the Ethanol …

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Export Exchange 2022 Updates

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Growth Energy are firming up the agenda for Export Exchange 2022, October 12-14 at the Hilton Minneapolis. This will be the first Export Exchange since 2018, after global pandemic restrictions dictated the cancellation of the international event in 2020 and again in 2021. With the exception of 2020, the event …

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USGC CEO to Keynote ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), as a keynote speaker during its 35th annual conference taking place August 10-12 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. LeGrand joined the Council in 2015, first serving as the director of the USGC’s Mexico City office. In this capacity, …

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Indy 500 Highlights Ethanol’s Role in Global Market

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in collaboration with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, hosted delegations from Japan, South Korea, India and Indonesia at the recent Indianapolis 500 to see the role ethanol plays in the annual race. Fourteen participants from Indonesia, Japan and Korea were in Illinois to gain on-the-ground experience including stops at farms, retail stations and ethanol plants. …

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Export Exchange is Back for 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Growth Energy are pleased to open registration for the first Export Exchange since 2018, scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis. The biennial event had to be cancelled due to COVID in 2020 and again in 2021 but this year the sponsoring organizations expect to bring together 200 international buyers and …

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US Welcomes Japan’s Commitment to Double Ethanol Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Japan this week and released a statement on a number of issues, including ethanol. Prime Minister Kishida and President Biden welcomed Japan’s commitment to take all available measures to double demand for bioethanol, including for sustainable aviation fuel and on-road fuel, by 2030 to reduce dependence on imported petroleum. The …

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Panamanian Delegation Learns About US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Panamanian stakeholders were in the United States last week to learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of implementing ethanol blend policies and to become familiar with the various aspects of the ethanol industry and the opportunities to complement local ethanol production with imports. Led by the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) Latin America regional ethanol consultants, Juan Diaz and …

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