Corn market holds firm

Futures activity Mar-23 futures saw pressure early last week that took the contract to $6.66 per bushel, but prices appreciated by close of Thursday back above $6.80 per bushel. S&D and fundamental factors Ethanol production was relatively flat the week ending Jan. 20, at [...]

Indian sugarcane & biofuel sectors still evolving rapidly

As we have frequently discussed, India’s Modi government has continued to support cane ethanol manufacturing and fuel use as a tool to increase energy independence, protect currency reserves, and even putatively contribute to environmental targets. As a result of an ethanol blending mandate and [...]

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 [...]

Production of ethanol expected to increase

Months earlier, fuel prices skyrocketed due to a somewhat artificial scarcity in supply caused by the Russia-Ukraine war. In response to that, EPA provided relief by allowing the ethanol component in gasoline to be more than the usual 10 percent, and we saw E15 [...]

2021/22 corn use for ethanol totaled 5.326 billion bu

USDA’s latest grain crushings report put August corn use for ethanol at 432.3 million bushels, down 3 percent from July and up 4 percent year over year. Cumulative use during the 2021/22 corn marketing year was just slightly below USDA’s estimate in the September [...]

Ethanol production fell to 901,000 bpd last week

Production dipped to its lowest weekly rate since Feb. 26, 2021, when the average was 849,000 barrels per day. It was also the lowest weekly production in September since 2020, when the industry was still trying to pull out of the COVID freefall. Other [...]

June ethanol production up 2% YOY

Ethanol manufacturers produced 31.3 million barrels (1.31 billion gallons) of ethanol during June, almost the same as May’s volume. Cumulative production rose to 7.71 million gallons, up 7 percent year over year. Production was also ahead of the five-year average for the month (+3.4 [...]

India continues to lean into fuel ethanol

Next April, some Indian gas stations will begin retailing gasoline with a 20-percent ethanol blend, per the Business Standard. India is estimated to be the fifth-largest manufacturer of ethanol. The Modi administration has pursued bioethanol fuel use aggressively for several years to increase the [...]

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