October biodiesel production near record

The U.S. produced 170 million gallons of biodiesel in October, up 4 percent from September and 1 million gallons shy of tying August’s record volume. Monthly production was up 15 percent from October 2017. Processors used 699 million pounds of soybean oil, up 21 [...]

July biodiesel production sets new record

Another month, another record for 2018 biodiesel: Manufacturers produced 163 million gallons in July, up 18 percent from July 2017. Soybean oil and corn oil both hit new record utilization as feedstocks. Soybean oil use was 671 million pounds, up 11 percent from the [...]

More corn used for ethanol in 2018/19

USDA increased projected 2018/19 corn use for ethanol production to 5.650 billion bushels, up 25 million bushels from the August estimate and up 50 million bushels from 2017/18. This change did not come as a surprise, as ethanol production seems to beat its previous [...]

Corn oil as biodiesel feedstock: Another record month

In May, biodiesel manufacturers used 178 million pounds of distiller-grade corn oil (DCO), repeating April’s record volume. Since USDA began reporting this data in 2014, we’ve seen ethanol dry mills produce more DCO each year, with June’s 321 million pounds a record for the [...]

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It’s a wrap! Our spring market seminar is in the books!

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s seminar and for your contribution to making it our best event yet! Special thanks to our amazing information team and to guest speakers Jeff Rasinski, Phil Plourd, Joe Gardella, and Susanna Jung. What, you couldn’t attend [...]