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
Oct-2020 434,167 (D) 434,167 89.68% 10.32%
Nov-2020 431,661 (D) 431,611 90.12% 9.88%
Dec-2020 431,731 (D) 431,731 89.92% 10.08%
Jan-2021 414,948 (D) 414,948 90.05% 9.95%
Feb-2021 334,229 (D) 334,229 90.95% 9.05%
Mar-2021 419,625 - 419,625 91.53% 8.47%
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 407,513 (D) 407,513 91.18% 8.82%

(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
Oct-2020 87,708 161,205 377,960 1,823,621 1,008,841 409,030 197,743
Nov-2020 73,803 165,852 372,899 1,794,035 1,077,107 421,779 185,219
Dec-2020 74,497 160,259 364,532 1,787,124 1,094,599 435,648 185,563
Jan-2021 79,610 148,527 342,557 1,753,401 1,042,660 415,857 193,297
Feb-2021 92,525 117,903 262,261 1,406,427 885,932 377,688 182,552
Mar-2021 90,530 156,903 368,075 1,803,494 1,114,039 391,913 237,819
Apr-2021 86,074 149,431 342,870 1,786,002 1,078,944 373,090 225,169
May-2021 95,299 168,904 380,620 1,942,762 1,084,238 344,779 229,471
Jun-2021 102,483 171,344 370,694 1,925,037 1,114,200 411,900 227,969
Jul-2021 88,506 176,712 341,136 1,970,139 1,122,403 399,669 233,402
Aug-2021 76,361 168,224 295,254 1,827,378 1,170,789 395,054 229,244
Sep-2021 85,920 140,468 293,344 1,761,034 1,187,941 423,404 185,854

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
Sep-2020 2.899
Oct-2020 2.844
Nov-2020 2.910
Dec-2021 2.928
Jan-2021 2.920
Feb-2021 2.881
Mar-2021 2.936
Apr-2021 2.902
May-2021 2.920
Jun-2021 2.925
Jul-2021 2.942
Aug-2021 2.948

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