Corn use for fuel ethanol up in June

By Erin Voegele | August 06, 2015

The USDA recently published the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 493.1 million bushels in June. Corn consumption was down 3 percent from May, but up 6 percent from April.

Corn for fuel alcohol was 440.8 million bushels, up 2 percent from May and 8 percent from April. Corn consumed for June 2015 for dry milling fuel production and wet milling fuel production was 89.8 percent and 10.2 percent, respectively.

Dry mill fuel alcohol consumption was 395.63 million bushels of corn, while wet mill fuel alcohol consumption was 45.16 million bushels.

Dry mill coproduct production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was 1.98 million tons in June, up 4 percent from May and 17 percent from April. Distillers wet grains (DWG) with 65 percent or more moisture was 1.14 million tons in June, down 7 percent from May and down 5 percent from April. . Corn oil production for the month was 120,582 tons.

Wet mill corn gluten feed production was 324,900 tons in June, down 7 percent from May, but up 4 percent from April. Wet corn gluten feed of 40 to 60 percent moisture was 306,000 tons in June, down 6 percent from May and down 2 percent from April.

In addition, 214,995 tons of carbon dioxide was captured at dry and wet mill facilities.

Additional information is available on the USDA website.