Statements about U.S. Ethanol Appeal Outcome in Peru

The Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) Tribunal announced on Jan. 29, 2021 that the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing a previous decision handed down by Peruvian authorities…

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IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration

Upon the expiration of the current Brazilian tariff rate quota (TRQ) yesterday and its replacement with a 20 percent tariff of all imports of U.S. ethanol, leadership of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association issued the following statement:   “Corn farmers rely on robust domestic and foreign ethanol markets to drive…

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ICGA Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act

The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos in the U.S. House of Representatives today that will boost long term corn demand for clean, affordable ethanol.   “We thank Congresswoman Bustos for her representation of the Illinois corn and ethanol industries and her recognition that corn farmers have a lot to…

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Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage

A new study from the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) confirms distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) use as a safe, efficient feed for aquaculture promising new market opportunities for U.S. corn.   The U.S. Grains Council, with work funded by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, will use this data to promote additional DDGS to the Southeast Asia…

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IRFA Elects New Officers

The Illinois Renewable Fuels Association elected new officers recently. Those directed to serve and their positions include: President:  Eric Mosbey,  Lincolnland Agri-Energy Vice-President:  Danielle Anderson, Marquis Energy Secretary/Treasurer: Ray Baker, Adkins Energy…

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Indonesia Removes Ethanol Ban

U.S. ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market by way of pre-blended fuel, following the recent removal of a ban on pre-blended product entering the country. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons (71 million bushels in corn equivalent). The market development efforts to accomplish this policy goal began in…

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NCERC Receives Funding with Illinois Legislative Update

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.   “Illinois agriculture showed great solidarity as we negotiated and lobbied for programs that could support farmers this year and next,” said Rodney Weinzierl, IL Corn Executive Director….

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Cleaner Air is One Defense Against COVID

Researchers see a correlation between high concentrations of particulate matter in the air and vulnerability of citizens contracting the COVID-19 virus, says a recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  The link was documented by a group of Italian researchers as well and publicized this week by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC).  …

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