In Illinois, corn prices are expected to fall soon, known as a “mini harvest”, as farmers look to offload corn before bringing in the new crop this fall, a move that will help corn ethanol margins rebound from recent levels. Corn prices have risen 5% over the past few weeks, pressuring margins to 10 cents […]
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My name is Randy Doyal and I am the CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel, a farmer-owned corn ethanol facility in Claremont, Minnesota, that produces 50 million gallons of fuel ethanol per year. I also currently serve as the Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association. Al-Corn Clean Fuel was founded as a cooperative in 1994 by […]
In Ohio, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) announced Speedway LLC as the first recipient of The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program. Speedway, based in Enon, Ohio, will use the grant to increase ethanol availability in Franklin, Hancock, Lake, Cuyahoga, Warren and Clark counties. The grant program creates the opportunity for fuel retailers to significantly expand the […]
In Washington, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says corn consumption for ethanol production in April was 3% higher than in February but down 7% from March at 409.0 million bushels. DDGS production mirrored the pattern at 1.69 million tons. Corn for other uses was at just under 45 million bushels.
In Illinois, corn ethanol D6 RIN prices have touched a 13-month low as the free fall worsened following the EPA’s lower-than-hoped RFS quotas through 2016, leaving roughly 1.8 billion carryover RINs on the market. On Tuesday they were just 40.5 cents, down 32% since the RFS announcement last Thursday and down 46% on the month.
In Wisconsin, the American Lung Association’s Wisconsin Clean Air Choice program, the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association are looking for cornfields along six major roadways to place placards promoting ethanol as part of their new E85 statewide campaign. The campaign is designed to be in the “Burma Shave-style” where several […]
In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of its third Valicor® corn-oil separation system. The new $4.4 million “plug and play” modular system is now operating at the Aurora West 110-million-gallon Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska.
In California, Pacific Ethanol has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s proprietary VFRAC corn oil recovery system at its Madera, California plant. Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “We are pleased to be producing corn oil at our Madera plant, which further diversifies our plant revenue streams and significantly improves operating […]
In Brazil, SJC Bioenergia has purchased FQPT’s technologies to integrate corn ethanol production into its sugarcane-ethanol plant in Quirinopolis, Brazil. SJC Bioenergia will utilize FQPT’s SGT milling, BOS front-end corn oil, Fiber Separation, and MSC Protein Recovery technologies, which will produce a corn based starch slurry stream which gives high yields of ethanol and co-products […]
In Illinois, corn prices continue to weaken in large part because of expectations that demand from ethanol producers will be lower. A strong dollar means more ethanol imports and fewer exports while the blend wall has domestic demand fairly stagnant. Expectations of another bumper crop are also weighing down prices.