New app helps make grain and ethanol conversions

June 13, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council’s new and improved, free grains and ethanol conversion calculator app helps customers and members quickly and conveniently convert grain data between English and metric units. The app – called the “USGC Conversion Calculator” – provides conversions for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol.

The app also provides conversions for other related measures, including distance, area and temperature. The latest update now displays the formula in use at the bottom of each conversion so users can see how the conversion is derived.

In addition, instead of having ethanol conversions situated under the corn conversions icon, there is a new, separate section on ethanol conversions that is easy to find, situated with the other commodity icons. The ethanol conversions include a general gallons-liters-cubic meters-metric tons-barrels conversion; an ethanol-corn equivalent conversion; and a co-products conversion that includes bushels-gallons of ethanol and pounds of DDGS, pounds of corn distillers oil and pounds of biogenic carbon dioxide.

“This resource, originally meant for trade teams, simplifies many different, complex calculations and, in doing so, helps establish the Council as a helpful resource in this area,” said Bryan Jernigan, USGC director of communications. “The app translates data points used in our international markets so users can quickly convert the data to a familiar unit.”

The USGC conversion calculator is available for Apple, Android and Microsoft platforms and in seven languages: English, Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, French and Korean.

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