Tag: USDA

Ethanol demand, production, expansion and feedstock mismatched in China

Ethanol demand, production, expansion and feedstock mismatched in China

April 29, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that USDA attaché says that despite the country’s massive corn stocks representing more than 50% of the world’s corn and its push to absorb millions of tons of spoiled corn through ethanol production as it heads towards 10% ethanol blending in 2020, production capacity expansion has outpaced demand. Ethanol demand for […]

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USDA study says corn-based ethanol reduces GHG emission 39%

USDA study says corn-based ethanol reduces GHG emission 39%

April 2, 2019 |

In Washington, a new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas emissions are even lower, around 43 percent below gasoline. The study, led […]

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RFA says USDA data shows January ethanol exports hit 129.7 million

RFA says USDA data shows January ethanol exports hit 129.7 million

March 27, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. ethanol exports totaled 127.9 million gallons in January, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This reflects an 8.5% decline from December and the lowest monthly volume in four months, but it represented an increase from the 88.3 million gallons shipped in January 2018. […]

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Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

March 17, 2019 |

In California, Lygos Inc., producer of specialty chemicals, announced three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). “These three grants […]

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USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

February 17, 2019 |

In California, the USDA issued a Conditional Commitment under the 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program to guarantee a $125 million, 20-year loan to the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant is designed to convert orchard, forest and other biomass waste into cellulosic ethanol with below zero carbon emissions. Earlier […]

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USDA deputy says EPA should implement year-round E15 even if it doesn’t get rulemaking done by summer

USDA deputy says EPA should implement year-round E15 even if it doesn’t get rulemaking done by summer

February 13, 2019 |

In Florida, Reuters reports that the deputy secretary of agriculture says the government should push through rules for year-rounding blending of E15 if the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t get rulemaking done in time as it should, though he did say he was confident such measures wouldn’t be necessary. He did say it would be up […]

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USGC gets nearly $14M for grains and ethanol market development work

USGC gets nearly $14M for grains and ethanol market development work

February 10, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., new funding to the U.S. Grains Council from the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program – part of a larger “trade aid” package offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the wake of new tariffs and global market uncertainty – will expand the organization’s global footprint and dramatically increase the promotion effort it […]

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USDA says no sugar needed for Feedstock Flexibility Program in 2018

USDA says no sugar needed for Feedstock Flexibility Program in 2018

January 1, 2019 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. The CCC is required by law each quarter to announce estimates of sugar […]

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September ethanol exports fell vs. August but 7% higher on year

September ethanol exports fell vs. August but 7% higher on year

November 5, 2018 |

In Washington, DTN reports that USDA data shows ethanol exports in September fell from the month prior to 89.8 million gallons, although the figure was 7% higher on the year while total exports for the year through September were up 25% on the year. Canada continues to reign as the top destination for ethanol, taking […]

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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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