Feedstocks

September 16, 2021

USDA raises forecast for corn yields

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA currently predicts U.S. corn yields will average 176.3 bushels per acre this year, up 1.7 bushels from the August forecast and up 4.3 bushels when compared to 2020, according to the agency’s latest Crop Production report, released Sept. 10. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

UNICA: Ethanol sales down in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the production of anhydrous ethanol by mills in the south-central region of the country was up significantly during the second half of August. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

Biofuel groups call on lawmakers to fix SAF legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA group of nine biofuel and ag groups are calling lawmakers to fix major flaws in pending legislation that they say could leave American farmers and biofuel producers cut out of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

USDA maintains 2021-’22 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Demand and Supply Estimates report, released Sept. 10. Expected 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol, however, was revised down. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EIA maintains 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its 2021 and 2022 forecasts for ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 8. The forecast for 2021 ethanol blending was reduced slightly. READ MORE

September 02, 2021

UNICA: Ethanol sales down in first half of August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing was down nearly 7 percent in early August. Anhydrous ethanol production was up for the period, while ethanol sales were down. READ MORE

September 01, 2021

Rex reports profitable Q2 for ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. on Sept. 1 announced its two majority-owned plants are operating at below capacity due to several factors, including a planned shutdown, high corn prices and logistics problems. READ MORE

August 31, 2021

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption down in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyU.S. biofuel production capacity was down in June, falling to 20.732 billion gallons per year, down from 20.792 billion gallons per year in May. Total feedstock consumption was at 26.166 billion pounds in June, down from 26.768 billion pounds in May. READ MORE

August 26, 2021

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 440 million bushels in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for August, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol in June was down from the previous month, but up significantly from June 2020. READ MORE