Tag: U.S. grains council

U.S. ethanol exports record 5th highest year as COVID-19 weighed on global trade

U.S. ethanol exports record 5th highest year as COVID-19 weighed on global trade

October 10, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council reports that the marketing year ended Aug. 31, recording the fifth highest overall export total for U.S. ethanol exports, 1.31 billion gallons, despite market challenges due to COVID-19. Exports were down eight percent from the previous marketing year, reflecting the challenges pandemic restrictions have had on fuel demand […]

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First U.S. shipment of containerized DDGS arrives in Tunisia

First U.S. shipment of containerized DDGS arrives in Tunisia

September 19, 2021 |

In Tunisia, the country received its first shipment of 1,000 metric tons of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles, DDGS, in containers, with U.S. Grains Council staff there to witness its unloading and discuss future sales opportunities. DDGS are the nutrient rich co-product of dry-milled ethanol production. DDGS utilization as a feed ingredient is well […]

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USGC signs ethanol MOUs with government, industry leaders in Ecuador

USGC signs ethanol MOUs with government, industry leaders in Ecuador

September 19, 2021 |

In Ecuador, as a result of the U.S. Grains Council Latin America office’s engagement with key government officials and stakeholders in Ecuador, USGC president and CEO, Ryan LeGrand, met with both Ecuadorian government and industry leaders to sign memorandums of understanding to further advance ethanol use in the country. The MOUs will act as a […]

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Comments on New Zealand’s blending policy show ethanol’s role In GHG reductions

Comments on New Zealand’s blending policy show ethanol’s role In GHG reductions

August 15, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol’s greenhouse gas reduction benefits could help New Zealand lower emissions by 30 percent by 2030, reaching net zero by 2050, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and industry partners told that country’s policymakers. A proposed mandate in New Zealand would go beyond previous efforts by mandating that fuel suppliers reduce GHG emissions […]

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Study finds market potential for industrial and fuel ethanol in India

Study finds market potential for industrial and fuel ethanol in India

August 8, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., conclusions of a new study commissioned by the U.S. Grains Council show growing ethanol use in India has been linked to increased demand for sanitation products during the COVID-19 pandemic, more ambitious blending targets – now 20 percent by 2023 – and interest from Indian companies in sustainability through bio-based products from […]

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USDA Secretary Vilsack says we need biofuels to Iowa crowd at USGC meeting

USDA Secretary Vilsack says we need biofuels to Iowa crowd at USGC meeting

August 1, 2021 |

In Iowa, the U.S. Grains Council is holding its annual meeting in person in Des Moines, Iowa, and online, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic and was joined by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary in the Biden Administration, Tom Vilsack, who addressed meeting attendees about the future of U.S. agricultural trade. […]

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USGC suggests ethanol use as carbon-neutral solution in South Korea

USGC suggests ethanol use as carbon-neutral solution in South Korea

June 20, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council emphasized ethanol as one of the most effective transportation fuels for achieving South Korea’s carbon neutrality goals by 2050 during the Carbon Neutral Symposium held there on May 27. “Bioethanol can smoothly bridge the transition from vehicles with internal combustion engines to eco-friendly mobility, helping Korea make a […]

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USGC promotes biofuels contribution to decarbonizing transportation

USGC promotes biofuels contribution to decarbonizing transportation

May 30, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council’s Latin America office recently showcased ethanol’s role in long-term fuel decarbonization policies to 70 government officials from 19 different countries in the region and held webinars in partnership with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) to promote the use of biofuels as the most reliable source for achieving […]

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U.S. corn planting progress ahead of 5-year average for 2021 crop

U.S. corn planting progress ahead of 5-year average for 2021 crop

May 16, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council checked in with corn checkoff organizations and U.S. farmers around the country to get a read on the collective planting progress being made with the U.S. corn crop at the beginning of the 2021 growing season. As of May 9, collective corn planting progress exceeded the five-year average […]

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U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, RFA comment on proposed Canada Clean Fuel Regulations

U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, RFA comment on proposed Canada Clean Fuel Regulations

March 7, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association submitted joint comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada, regarding its proposed Clean Fuel Regulations, noting the importance of allowing renewable fuel producers to account for carbon capture and sequestration in their carbon intensity scores, regardless of whether the fuel is […]

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