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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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Indonesia removes ethanol ban, recognizes octane benefits of ethanol

Indonesia removes ethanol ban, recognizes octane benefits of ethanol

May 31, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the U.S. Grains Council reports that U.S. ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market by way of pre-blended fuel, following the recent removal of a ban on pre-blended product entering the country. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons (71 million bushels in corn equivalent). The market development […]

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USGC reports continued grain flow during COVID-19

USGC reports continued grain flow during COVID-19

May 24, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., while much of the world has spent the last couple of months sheltering at home to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, grain trade has continued supplying nations with needed commodities, mostly unhindered, according to the U.S. Grains Council. As many parts of the world are on the verge of reopening, U.S. Grains Council […]

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USGC says ethanol exports available despite COVID-19

USGC says ethanol exports available despite COVID-19

April 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says that while U.S. ethanol exports are up by three percent year-over-year according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the outbreak of COVID-19 will have structural impacts on demand for the rest of 2020. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working to keep end-users around […]

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