Corn used for ethanol held steady in November

U.S. ethanol producers used 447.4 million bushels of corn during November, down less than a percent from October and down 4 percent from November 2021. About 92 percent of the month’s corn was used by dry mill ethanol manufacturers, about the same share as [...]

Diversification of feedstock increases as demand for biodiesel rises

As the conversation of sustainability goes global, the use of renewable and sustainable materials for household necessities and daily operations has graduated from being a nice-to-have to a need-to-have. Energy sectors across the world especially reflect this, with many countries looking at sustainable fuel [...]

Soybean exports strong, Ukraine export deal limits price upside

Futures activity Jan-23 soybeans closed last Friday at $14.28 per bushel, down 12 cents from last Monday. Dec-22 soybean oil ended the week down more than 3 cents at $0.7274 per pound. S&D and fundamental factors NOPA crush was 184.5 million bushels in October, [...]

Soy complex contends with divergent market scenarios

Futures activity The meal piece of the soy complex showed the greatest strength last week, with Jul-22 meal futures closing the week up $23 per short ton at $438.10. Conversely, soybean oil futures came under pressure, with the Jul-22 contract closing at $0.7379 per [...]

Soybean oil edible use up 9.5% in November

Over 1.17 billion pounds of soybean oil were removed from stocks (a proxy for monthly utilization) in November for use in edible applications. Soybean oil removed for inedible use was up from October but down year over year as yellow grease and distillers corn [...]

June soybean oil use for biofuel down 11% YOY

Manufacturers of biodiesel and renewable diesel used 663 million pounds of soybean oil in June, down 16 percent from May and down 11 percent from June 2020. Soybean oil accounted for about 44 percent of biofuel feedstock consumption during the month. We estimate that [...]

June WASDE: Corn exports & ethanol demand up notably

In the June WASDE, USDA lowered its 2020/21 corn ending stocks to 1.107 billion bushels, down 150 million bushels from the May figure and well below industry expectations. The drop in stocks was caused by 2020/21 U.S. exports and ethanol demand each rising by [...]

January soybean oil edible use rose 5% YOY

USDA reported that in January, 1.15 billion pounds of soybean oil were removed from stocks for use in edible applications. This volume was up 3 percent from December and up 5 percent from January 2020 as demand for soybean oil has proven notably resilient [...]

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