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USGC wants to share octane advantage of ethanol with world markets

USGC wants to share octane advantage of ethanol with world markets

November 4, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council is encouraging countries without the ability to produce their own feedstock to develop biofuels policies that include a role for ethanol imports in their latest publication that discusses the blending octane ratings of various gasoline components. USGC wants countries around the world to look to ethanol when their […]

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U.S. Grains outlook foresees increase in global DDGS

U.S. Grains outlook foresees increase in global DDGS

October 28, 2018 |

In Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. grains experts were laser focused on the outlook for U.S. corn and its co-products – highlighting the importance of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) – at Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis last week. Speakers on DDGS included Tyson Foods Poultry Nutritionist Philip Smith, Renewable Fuels […]

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Japan approves US ethanol for up to 44% of ethanol for ETBE

Japan approves US ethanol for up to 44% of ethanol for ETBE

April 17, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcomed the news Tuesday that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol. The change comes as part of the country’s update of its existing sustainability policy, approved in […]

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USGC pushing hard to supply fuel ethanol to fill India’s supply gap

USGC pushing hard to supply fuel ethanol to fill India’s supply gap

March 26, 2018 |

In India, the US Grains Council is stumping for ethanol market access to supply the country’s E10 blending mandate that it has failed to source locally. The USGC’s local representative says that landed US ethanol would cost about 45 cents per liter compared to 63 cents for domestic ethanol. The country doesn’t currently allow imports […]

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USGC takes trip to Indonesia and Thailand on biofuel collaboration

USGC takes trip to Indonesia and Thailand on biofuel collaboration

December 31, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council representatives traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to engage with their governments and help develop biofuel policies that include a larger role for ethanol trade. Indonesia’s mandate that was established in a national ethanol policy in 2006 has been mostly unmet, so USGC is hoping to help develop a consistent […]

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US biofuels and grains industry supports Canada’s push towards a Federal Clean Fuel Standard

US biofuels and grains industry supports Canada’s push towards a Federal Clean Fuel Standard

May 4, 2017 |

In Washington, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Discussion Paper on a Federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). Representatives of the three organizations just completed a visit to Canada to discuss that country’s newest environmental initiative […]

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RFA teams with Growth Energy and USGC to ask Trump to go to bat with China

RFA teams with Growth Energy and USGC to ask Trump to go to bat with China

February 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the US Grains Council have written a joint letter to President Trump asking for the Administration’s assistance in urgently addressing China’s recent implementation of protectionist trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDGS). They say China’s recent actions are […]

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US Grains Council’s hard work paying off with major boost in ethanol exports

US Grains Council’s hard work paying off with major boost in ethanol exports

August 25, 2015 |

In Washington, this marketing year’s U.S. ethanol exports are expected to be the second largest on record as ethanol export promotion efforts ramp up by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. “Efforts to promote increased exports of U.S. ethanol are showing progress, […]

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CRI licenses IH2 process to European forest products company

CRI licenses IH2 process to European forest products company

April 6, 2015 |

In Europe, a leading global forest products company has entered into an FEL-1 license agreement with CRI Catalyst Company (CRI), a global catalyst technology company. CRI will be providing its IH2 technology, which is a thermal catalytic process that produces liquid transportation fuels from forest residues. The IH2 technology is an efficient conversion route for woody biomass and […]

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