Feedstocks and Co-Products

Grain Usage, Co-Product Output & Ethanol Yield


Monthly Grain Use for Ethanol Production (000 bu.)

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Month Corn Use Sorghum Use Total Grain Use % Used by Dry Mills % Used by Wet Mills
Apr-2021 408,415 (D) 408,415 91.12% 8.88%
May-2021 448,864 205 449,069 91.69% 8.31%
Jun-2021 439,998 636 440,634 91.68% 8.32%
Jul-2021 448,143 577 448,720 91.24% 8.76%
Aug-2021 414,206 (D) 414,206 92.47% 7.53%
Sep-2021 407,131 (D) 407,131 91.18% 8.82%
Oct-2021 467,934 1,238 469,172 91.01% 8.73%
Nov-2021 466,867 (D) 466,867 91.93% 8.07%
Dec-2021 477,878 (D) 477,878 91.90% 8.10%
Jan-2022 463,512 (D) 463,512 92.30% 7.70%
Feb-2022 405,169 (D) 405,169 93.18% 6.82%
Mar-2022 454,942 (D) 454,942 92.61% 7.39%

(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient survey responses to establish an estimate
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monthly Co-Product Production (Tons, As-Is Basis)

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Feed Co-Products Other Co-Products
Month DDG Production DDGS Production DWG Production MDWG Production CDS/Syrup Production CDO Production CO2 Captured
Apr-2021 342,870 1,786,002 1,078,944 373,090 86,074 149,431 225,169
May-2021 380,620 1,942,762 1,084,238 344,779 95,299 168,904 229,471
Jun-2021 370,694 1,925,037 1,114,200 411,900 102,483 171,344 227,969
Jul-2021 341,136 1,970,139 1,122,403 399,669 88,506 176,712 233,402
Aug-2021 295,254 1,827,378 1,170,789 395,054 76,361 168,224 229,244
Sep-2021 293,344 1,761,034 1,187,941 423,404 85,920 155,918 234,343
Oct-2021 383,939 1,948,812 1,299,324 396,748 95,239 183,804 236,582
Nov-2021 379,071 1,997,444 1,328,995 515,758 87,051 165,852 185,219
Dec-2021 383,196 2,073,188 1,422,171 546,625 94,168 160,259 185,563
Jan-2022 356,957 1,929,115 1,425,897 535,036 100,263 148,527 193,297
Feb-2022 303,788 1,693,253 1,293,312 492,839 103,037 117,903 182,552
Mar-2022 372,813 1,877,338 1,382,790 562,599 103,439 156,903 237,819

CDS: Condensed distillers solubles
CDO: Corn distillers oil
DDG: Distillers dried grains
DDGS: Distillers dried grains with solubles
DWG: Distillers wet grains, 65% or more moisture
MDWG: Modified distillers wet grains, 40% to 64% moisture
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Monthly Implied Ethanol Yield (Gal./Bu.)

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Month Avg. Yield
Mar-2021 2.931
Apr-2021 2.902
May-2021 2.920
Jun-2021 2.925
Jul-2021 2.942
Aug-2021 2.948
Sep-2021 2.897
Oct-2021 2.879
Nov-2021 2.913
Dec-2021 2.911
Jan-2022 2.918
Feb-2022 2.929

*Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture.