Ethanol Production Profits in 2020 – A Year Like No Other Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
The U.S. ethanol industry entered 2020 in a slump.  The industry experienced a losing year in 2019 for the first time in seven years and the average ethanol plant lost […]

Ethanol: Researchers Test Sorghum as Option for Grain-Based Production – Video Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
Kansas State University researchers are tracking the nitrous oxide emissions associated with grain sorghum production, and its effect on the carbon intensity score – a measure of how much carbon […]

Ethanol Production Profits During the COVID Pandemic Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
It is widely acknowledged that the U.S. ethanol industry has been negatively impacted by the COVID pandemic.  The plight of ethanol producers has prompted calls for financial relief from the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Revisiting Corn Use for Ethanol Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
Stronger export numbers and lower acreage boosted corn prices since the end of June.  Concerns about demand weakness in ethanol production emerged recently. A recovery in economic activity helped ethanol […]

Coronavirus: Ethanol Industry Takes Massive Hit As People Stay Home Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
The restrictions put in place to “flatten the curve” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic have had enormous and historically unprecedented impacts on U.S. gasoline consumption.  The latest weekly […]

Ethanol: 2019 Production Profits – Just How Bad Was It? Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
The U.S. ethanol industry faced major headwinds in 2019, including low ethanol and dried distillers grain (DDGS) prices and continued policy setbacks in the implementation of the RFS.  There was […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn for Ethanol Should Improve in 2019-20 Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019
Poor ethanol plant margins, plants idling production, and continued haggling over small refinery exemptions provide the background for ethanol production moving into the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn use for ethanol […]

Ethanol Plants: Cost Cutting Hits a Wall for Many – DTN Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Many ethanol companies in the United States have done about all they can do to weather the downturn in the industry, while others have been less fortunate and have idled […]

Trade Aid – Could We Have Done Better? – Commentary Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
Recently President Trump announced a second round of trade mitigation payments bringing the 2-year total to $28 billion. In response to that announcement we have been asked, “Could we have […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Use for Ethanol Update Apr 30, 2019

🕔Apr 30, 2019
On May 1, the latest USDA Grain Crushing report will provide an estimate of corn used for ethanol production in March.  An expectation of continued weakness is in place for ethanol-based corn […]

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