Tag: DDGs

Chinese DDGS imports plummet in April to just 84 tons

Chinese DDGS imports plummet in April to just 84 tons

May 27, 2020 |

In China, Platts reports that April imports of DDGS collapsed to almost nothing, just 84 metric tons, compared to the already modest 3,637 tons imported in March. The 98% drop from month-to-month was comparable to the 97% drop against April 2019 imports which were 3,033 tons. The value of the imports was just $63,210, one-tenth […]

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Copa and Cogeca call on EU Commission to take action on protein plant and biofuel markets

Copa and Cogeca call on EU Commission to take action on protein plant and biofuel markets

April 26, 2020 |

In Belgium, in a letter sent to the European Commission, Copa and Cogeca express their concerns about the potential consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on the vegetable oils, biodiesel, protein-rich by-products like rapeseed and sunflower meals and DDGS, and ethanol sectors. Faced with falling European production and social distancing measures in the EU and worldwide […]

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University of Illinois look at way to recover phosphorus from DDGS

University of Illinois look at way to recover phosphorus from DDGS

March 9, 2020 |

In Illinois, a new study from University of Illinois examines the best way to recover phosphorus as a co-product, which can then potentially be used as fertilizer for corn and soybean production. The researchers were able to recover 80% to 90% of the phosphorus through a simple process of increasing the alkalinity of thin stillage […]

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Study shows Minnesota’s ethanol industry added $2.31B to state’s 2019 GDP

Study shows Minnesota’s ethanol industry added $2.31B to state’s 2019 GDP

February 19, 2020 |

In Minnesota, despite challenging conditions in 2019, Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, according to a new study by ABF Economics. In 2019, the industry produced 1.31 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.6 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) and 327 million pounds of […]

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Push to tie up India-US trade deal including DDGS access ahead of Trump visit

Push to tie up India-US trade deal including DDGS access ahead of Trump visit

February 19, 2020 |

In India, Bloomberg reports that ahead of US President Trump’s official state visit to New Delhi next week, the two countries are trying to tie up a long-delayed trade agreement that looks to include lowering of duties on Indian imports of some agricultural products, among them dried distillers grains and solubles. The two sides tried […]

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Changes to ethanol production process impacts DDGs qualities for animal feed

Changes to ethanol production process impacts DDGs qualities for animal feed

January 1, 2020 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports that a University of Illinois researcher says that due to changes in corn processing for ethanol production, the composition of distiller’s dried grains has changed as well, having direct impacts on animal feed, such as cutting the fat content to between 5% and 8%, about half what it was […]

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US-Japan trade agreement to promote increased ethanol, DDGS and corn exports

US-Japan trade agreement to promote increased ethanol, DDGS and corn exports

December 5, 2019 |

In Japan, the final US-Japan Trade Agreement solidifies trade with Japan by maintaining a zero duty on imports of corn for feed and eliminating a three percent tariff for corn other than feed. Japan will also eliminate U.S. sorghum tariffs, which are as high as three percent, and reduce a mark-up on barley for feed. […]

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Mexico and Canada remain major importer of ethanol and DDGS following USMCA

Mexico and Canada remain major importer of ethanol and DDGS following USMCA

April 30, 2019 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Mexico has purchased 16.59 million gallons of U.S. ethanol in this marketing year. Canada continues to rank as the second largest buyer of U.S. ethanol at 159.2 million gallons so far this year, up nearly 5 percent year-over-year. It is also the sixth largest buyer of U.S. corn […]

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China says it is reviewing the need for anti-dumping measures on US-origin DDGS imports

China says it is reviewing the need for anti-dumping measures on US-origin DDGS imports

April 16, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the government has started to review its tariff policy on US-origin DDGS as requested by the US Grains Council and others. Tariffs were first set in 2016 at 33.8% but were later raised to as high as 53.7% in addition to up to 12% anti-subsidy tariffs but the commerce ministry […]

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Ireland and UK could become key markets for US-produced DDGS

Ireland and UK could become key markets for US-produced DDGS

April 10, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is preparing to help buyers and end-users in Ireland and the United Kingdom learn how dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) can help meet their feed demand needs while adjusting to market conditions and a new trade environment. Ireland is a consistent buyer of U.S. DDGS, utilizing just […]

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