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U.S. Grains Council accepting A-Team applications, including ethanol A-Team

U.S. Grains Council accepting A-Team applications, including ethanol A-Team

March 28, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council Advisory Team (A-Team) applications are now available for the 2021- 2023 term. The deadline to apply is April 30. Council members who serve on A-Teams provide Council staff and its Board of Directors insight and guidance on issue-specific topics, including ethanol. Input from A-Team members and the Council’s […]

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USGC seeking to expand ethanol’s role in transportation decarbonization policy

USGC seeking to expand ethanol’s role in transportation decarbonization policy

March 23, 2021 |

In Washington, as fuel demand begins its recovery around the world, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is taking steps to ensure ethanol will continue to expand as a part of policy solutions that address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offer a comprehensive portfolio of other benefits including air quality improvement and economic value. USGC’s ethanol […]

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USGC ethanol demand growth both inside and outside US

USGC ethanol demand growth both inside and outside US

December 24, 2020 |

In Washington, Platts reports the US Grains Council expects demand for ethanol will increase domestically and globally thanks to the recent approvals of COVID-19 vaccines that mean life can return “to normal” in 2021. USGS expects industrial ethanol demand for sanitizers and other uses to fight the pandemic will continue to support demand through Q3 […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic weighed on 2019/2020 global ethanol trade

COVID-19 Pandemic weighed on 2019/2020 global ethanol trade

November 22, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council reports that at the close of the most recent marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports were down 12 percent year-over-year according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, weighed on by COVID-19 and the global issuance of stay-at-home orders. Over the course of the marketing year (September 2019-August […]

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USGC outlines trade barriers in comments submitted to USTR

USGC outlines trade barriers in comments submitted to USTR

November 15, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative highlighting significant trade barriers facing exports of U.S. coarse grains, ethanol and co-products. The Council has contributed comments on this topic to USTR for more than a decade, detailing constraints the organization works to address in its export […]

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U.S. Grains Council outlines trade barriers in comments submitted to USTR

U.S. Grains Council outlines trade barriers in comments submitted to USTR

November 7, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative highlighting significant trade barriers facing exports of U.S. coarse grains, ethanol and co-products. “We believe that resolution of the broad range of trade barriers outlined in this report could bring about a correction in the coarse grain trade […]

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U.S.-Vietnam ethanol MOU aims to support partnerships between countries

U.S.-Vietnam ethanol MOU aims to support partnerships between countries

November 1, 2020 |

In Vietnam, the U.S. Grains Council and Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade signed a memorandum of understanding on expanding the use and availability of ethanol in Vietnam. The agreement promises to further a strong partnership between the two nations and encourage expanded ethanol use throughout Southeast Asia. The MOU was signed during the 2020 […]

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On the Move –USGC ethanol manager, Neste’s Board of European Chemical Industry Council, Calyxt VP of BD, BASF and Stora Enso leadership

On the Move –USGC ethanol manager, Neste’s Board of European Chemical Industry Council, Calyxt VP of BD, BASF and Stora Enso leadership

October 29, 2020 |

As we wrap up the month of October, we have lots of moves going on in the bioeconomy with a farewell to U.S. Grains Council’s Manager of Ethanol Trade Policy and Economics, a new Vice President of Business Development at Calyxt, and not one but two moves going on at BASF and another two moves […]

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Virtual ethanol buyers conference brought together 200 buyers from 38 countries

Virtual ethanol buyers conference brought together 200 buyers from 38 countries

September 28, 2020 |

In Washington, to bring ethanol buyers from around the globe together with U.S. suppliers in a time when business continues but crossing borders poses many challenges, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) co-sponsored the Virtual Ethanol Buyers Conference (VEBC) on Sept. 23. The goal of the event was […]

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U.S. Grains Council works on boosting demand for U.S. ethanol in Asia

U.S. Grains Council works on boosting demand for U.S. ethanol in Asia

September 6, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C. a boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19 is no shocker, but the related jump in U.S. ethanol imports to the country to meet that need may be more surprising. Even more importantly, this uptick in demand is opening doors for the U.S. Grains Council […]

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