Tag: DDGs

New app helps make grain and ethanol conversions

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 […]

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April ethanol exports fell 15% from March while DDGS exports fell 2%

April ethanol exports fell 15% from March while DDGS exports fell 2%

June 9, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says American exports of ethanol scaled back 15% in April to 112.7 million gallons (mg). A quarter of all gallons crossed the border into Canada (27.8 mg, a 19% decline from March). Shipments to India declined 2% to 16.4 mg, and China cut its imports by 76% to 11.8 […]

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DDGS prices rise after corn futures limit up

DDGS prices rise after corn futures limit up

April 5, 2021 |

In Iowa, DTN reports that DDGS prices rose $12 in the week ending March 31 to $222 per ton thanks to corn futures limiting up on Wednesday, rising by the maximum 25 cents per bushel, on bullish corn data from the USDA. Farmers reported lower-than-expected corn planting in the March report, surprising the market with […]

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Ethanol and DDGS prices skyrocket as much of the US freezes

Ethanol and DDGS prices skyrocket as much of the US freezes

February 17, 2021 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that the extreme cold weather hitting much of the US this week is having a negative impact on ethanol production but that is countered by higher ethanol and DDGS prices. The sharp increase in natural gas prices that is seeing some ethanol producers sell natural gas back to the spot market […]

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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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