Abengoa Bioenergy Trading U.S., LLC was formed to manage the critical functions of grain procurement, ethanol and DGGS co-product marketing, and hedging and risk management for all commodities, including energy needs. The concentration of these functions into one specialized entity for all U.S. operations is critical to achieve the company’s goals of consistency, efficiency, and identification of one common brand throughout U.S. Abengoa Bioenergy operations. Currently, Abengoa Trading markets co-products for the six Abengoa owned U.S. ethanol plants. Abengoa’s plants are located strategically in the western cattle feeding markets and along the Mississippi River system.
Abengoa Bioenergy Trading U.S. will market approximately 500,000 short tons of DDGS through the center gulf in 2010. Abengoa’s unique ability to put this much volume into the market place from identical production facilities leads to the consistency that has been missing from the marketplace in the past. Abengoa also has the ability to pelletize our product without sacrificing the specifications, this leads to increased efficiencies in freight and handling costs for our customers that can benefit from full vessel shipments of DDGS from NOLA.
ACE Ethanol – Stanley is registered with MOA China
Ace Ethanol, LLC was the first large scale plant to produce ethanol in the state of Wisconsin. Production started the last week of June 2002. They operate virtually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ace Ethanol produces approximately 46 million gallons of ethanol per year and 360 tons of DDGS per day.
Our production facilities include a 32 million gallons per year plant in Huron, S.D., and two sister production facilities with a combined production capacity of 53 million gallons per year in Aberdeen, S.D. At full capacity, our plants produce approximately 225,000 tons of DDGS per year.
Historically, AGP has been a wet distiller’s grains marketer, but is now marketing DDGS from two ethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska. Their export capabilities include barge, rail car and container shipments. AGP owns an export facility located in the Port of Grays Harbor in the state of Washington.
AgMotion, Inc. is a principal trading and exporting company that specializes in DDGS among other major U.S. commodities. The company also operates as US Commodities. Please see their website and contact them directly for more information.
AGNIEL COMMODITIES LLC is a full service international brokerage providing sourcing and sales expertise in grains, oilseeds, cereal feed ingredients and marine proteins / oils worldwide.
Agribase International, Inc. is a U.S. feed ingredients exporting company based in Schaumburg, IL. Their core business deals in DDGS, soybeans, whey powder and other ingredients. Terry English, formerly the USGC delegate for the Illinois Department of Agriculture, has been named the delegate to the Council on behalf of Agribase.
Agridient (100 percent Nidera Group Company) specialized in the export of containerized commodities such as Distiller Grains, Corn, Sorghum, Barley, Wheat, Corn Gluten meal/feed, soybean meal, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has sales offices acorss the world (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, United States, and South Africa) supporting their customers and further development markets.
ADM – Cedar Rapids is registered with MOA China
ADM – Columbus is registered with MOA China
Every day, the 29,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) work to connect the harvest to the home, turning crops into renewable products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. We trade, transport, store and process corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We are committed to the responsible, sustainable development of agriculture throughout the world. ADM is a producer and exporter of DDGS with production facilities in North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois. ADM has four gulf export elevators as well as two floating rigs to load DDGS or combination commodity vessels. ADM has three exclusive container loading facilities and also utilizes two additional public container loading facilities. Export capabilities include vessel, barge, rail car and container shipments.
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. is a leading producer of ethanol and related by-products. It markets and distributes ethanol and co-products to many of the leading energy and food companies located in the United States and around the world. It is proud to be one of the largest providers of renewable energy. The products it produces and sells help reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, benefits the environment by reducing pollutants and improves automobile performance.
Badger State Ethandol is registered with MOA China
Badger State Ethanol (BSE) currently produces over 57 million gallons of ethanol per year through an enhanced dry-mill production facility in Monroe, Wisconsin. In addition to ethanol, BSE is the only plant in the world currently producing a high quality 50% corn protein (Dry Matter Basis) feed using patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) technology. Additional feed products include corn oil for use in feed rations and biodiesel production plus dried distillers grain for ruminant rations. Carbon dioxide is also captured for use in the food industry.
Big River Resources LLC – Galva is registered with MOA China
Big River Resources LLC – Boyceville is registered with MOA China
Big River Resources LLC – West Burlington is registered with MOA China
Big River Resources LLC – United Energy is registered with MOA China
Big River Resources West Burlington, LLC is an ethanol plant in West Burlington, Iowa. Production at a 40 million gallon per year name plate rate started April 12, 2004. A doubling project from 40 to 92 million gallons per year name plate rate was completed December 2007.
Blue Flint Ethanol produces more than 65 million gallons of ethanol per year at its corn-based biorefinery near Underwood, N.D. In addition to ethanol, Blue Flint produces distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) for use in livestock rations and corn oil for use in biodiesel production.
Bunge North America has marketing agreements and is a minority investor in two ethanol facilities slated to begin production in 2008. With a 200 year history in agribusiness, Bunge can provide not only critical contacts in the North American animal nutrition markets but with our global reach we are able to provide access to developing export markets as well. Bunge’s export capabilities include vessel, rail car, and container shipments. Bunge owns an export facility located in Destrehan, LA. Please contact them directly for more information.
C&D (USA) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Xiamen C&D Inc., a top 100 ranking, public company in China. Xiamen C&D is one of the biggest importers of grain, oilseeds and feed stuffs in China. After C&D USA opened in Chicago, Ill. in 2008, it quickly set up a suppliers’ and logistics network of agricultural commodities in the United States and became one of the largest exporters of U.S. DDGS to China. C&D USA is currently working to develop its buyers’ network in Southeast Asia.
Approximately 340,000 tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) is produced annually, which is marketed to livestock and poultry producers as a value-added nutritional supplement.
Cargill has marketing agreements with dry grind ethanol facilities. They are also investors in those facilities. Cargill takes market positions from other DDGS marketers in the United States. Cargill sells a combination 36% protein-fat DDGS. Export capabilities include vessel, barge, container, rail cars and truck shipments. Cargill markets approximately 1 million metric tons of product per year.
CHS is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders, across the United States. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, livestock feed, grain, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions, including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is the largest agricultural coop in the U.S. CHS is also the largest marketer of DDGS with estimated tons marketed in excess of 5 million for 2010. CHS currently has exclusive marketing agreements with 28 U.S. ethanol plants. CHS has container loading capabilities at several locations and owns and operates bulk export capacity in the U.S. Gulf, on the West Coast, and off of the Great Lakes. With offices around the world CHS is positioned to serve your DDGS needs.
Chief Ethanol Fuels, located in Hastings Neb., was Nebraska’s first dry-mill ethanol plant. Beginning production in 1985, Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc has been a pioneer in the ethanol industry and remains committed to producing renewable fuel and consistently high quality feed. Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc currently produces 62 million gallons of ethanol and more than 500,000 tons of feed per year.
Founded in 2003, Commonwealth Agri-Energy is a farmer-owned ethanol plant in Hopkinsville, Ken. The plant produces 33 million gallons of ethanol from about 12 million bushels of corn. The facility also collects about 110 thousand pounds of CO2 produced from the fermentation process and utilizes it for dry ice production. Any leftover grain solids from the distilling process are sold as a high-protein livestock feed. They operate as a subsidiary of Hopkinsville Elevator Co., Inc. and Kentucky Corn Growers Association.
Corn, Sorghum, White Corn, Waxy Corn, High Oil Corn, Nutritionally Dense Corn, Hard Endosperm Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, DDGS
CGB is a full service Ag commodity trading and logistics company that specializes in the trading and exporting of golden DDGS. They focus their service on shipping only those DDGS with a consistent quality, utilizing strong relationships with various origin plants. Their logistical capabilities include truck, rail car, container, barge, and vessel shipments. CGB owns several container and barge loading facilities throughout the Midwest and use third party loaders when necessary. In addition, they can load and unload barges at multiple locations in the Gulf of Mexico, and load DDGS or combination commodity vessels. Currently, CGB services numerous export markets and can streamline the supply chain for quality golden DDGS from origin to destination. Please contact them directly and visit their website for additional information.
As one of the Midwest’s largest suppliers of food grade corn and soybeans, the DeLong Co. has more than a quarter-century of experience supplying food grade white and yellow corn to domestic and international markets, including Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. With annual sales exceeding $800 million, the company is active in grain, fertilizer and ag chemicals, seed, feed and pet foods, and transportation. The company also operates 45 trans-loading facilities in the Midwest, where products from farmer producers and elevators in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are trans-loaded into containers for shipment.
Didion Milling is a family-owned business. We pride ourselves on our personalized customer service, our quality products and our ability to meet the needs of our customers worldwide. The Didion name represents nearly 40 years in virtually all aspects of the grain business, giving us the experience and the expertise that has helped us become a trusted leader in our industry today.
E Energy Adams, LLC, is a Nebraska limited liability company currently operating a nameplate 50 million gallon dry mill corn-processing ethanol plant in southeast Nebraska. The company is currently producing fuel-grade ethanol, distillers grains, corn oil and carbon dioxide near Adams, Neb., and sells these products both domestically and internationally.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Enerfo USA, Inc. was founded to source quality agricultural products harvested in North America. Enerfo USA is deeply committed to forging synergistic commercial alliances with local and international producers and consumers of agricultural commodities. Enerfo USA, Inc. seeks to add value to its partners’ supply chain management by leveraging on its strong market knowledge, logistics expertise and risk management skills, catering to their worldwide demand for products such as corn, soybeans, wheat, soybean meal and DDGS.
Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. It strives to create value for its customers and society – through the way its facilities operate, its efficient use of resources, the products it produces and markets, and its involvement in its communities. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $6.2 billion since 2002.
The following Flint Hills plants are members of the U.S. Grains Council:
Flint Hills Resources Fairbank LLC is a 115 million-gallons-per-year plant that began operation in 2006 as the second ethanol production facility in the Hawkeye Renewables system. The facility consumes about 41 million bushels of corn annually and produces about 980 tons of DDGS per day.
Flint Hills Resources Fairmont LLC is a 115 million gallons-per-year ethanol plant that began operations in 2007. The plant was designed by ICM and built by Fagen, Inc. Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC acquired the plant on Dec. 7, 2012.
Flint Hills Resources Iowa Falls LLC is a 100 million-gallons-per-year ethanol plant that was expanded to its current capacity in 2006. The plant uses 36 million bushels of corn per year and produces about 860 tons of DDGS each day. The plant was the first plant in the Hawkeye Renewables system and was originally constructed as a 50 million-gallons-per-year plant. It began operations in November of 2004.
Flint Hills Resources Menlo LLC is a 115 million-gallons-per-year ethanol plant that was completed in September, 2008. The plant uses 41 million bushels of corn per year and produces about 370,000 tons of DDGS each year. The plant was the third plant in the Hawkeye Energy Holdings system.
Flint Hills Resources Shell Rock LLC is a 115 million-gallons-per-year ethanol plant that was completed in October, 2008. The plant uses 41 million bushels of corn per year and produces about 370,000 tons of DDGS each year. The plant was the fourth plant in the Hawkeye Energy Holdings system.
Flint Hills Resources Arthur, LLC is a facility that produces 110 million gallons per year of ethanol located in Arthur, Iowa. It began operations in September 2008 and is proud to buy locally planted corn and produce renewable energy products and pet food with value aggregate.
Fornazor International is a US trading company and feed manufacturer exporting commodities globally since 1979. Fornazor exports and trades grains, vegetable proteins, marine proteins, and animal proteins primarily to Asian and the Middle Eastern markets. Fornazor owns and operates their own loading facilities on the east coast and also has forage export facility in Kansas where they produce alfalfa pellets as well. Fornazor has a blend facility where they create their own custom feed formulations as well as other finished feeds.
With their key U.S. office in Freeport, Ill., Furst-McNess is a major independent agricultural nutrition company serving dairy, beef and swine producers with a complete line of McNess mineral and premix products, custom formulated manufactured livestock feeds, wet brewers grain, commodity merchandising and nutrition consulting. Furst-McNess Company has a full complement of staff to support its business initiatives, which include the required resources to support and meet the needs of our customers and suppliers alike. Furst-McNess Company provides a full range of services including: feed ingredient merchandising of dry, wet, liquid commodities; food ingredient merchandising; custom formula ingredient blending; premix and micro nutrient formulation and blending/manufacturing; and complete feed manufacturing.
Gavilon sources and distributes grain inputs including corn, wheat, soybeans, sorghum, milo and DDGS throughout North American, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. Gavilon Grain, with roots that go back well over 130 years as Peavey Grain, achieves quick, efficient handling while protecting quality with 64 high-volume capacity grain elevators. Formerly ConAgra Trade Group, Gavilon was formed as a newly independent entity through the acquisition by a group of investors led by Ospraie Special Opportunities Fund. Gavilon is now positioned to provide its customers with a more complete and robust trading, merchandising and distribution platform than ever before. Gavilon is headquartered in Omaha, NE with 930 employees worldwide and 144 facilities on six continents.
Golden Grain Energy is a privately-held company dedicated to adding value to northern Iowa’s corn production by turning locally-grown corn into clean-burning ethanol. The company currently produces approximately 100 million gallons of ethanol annually at a plant in Mason City, Iowa. Owned by more than 750 members, the majority of whom are northeast Iowa farmers, Golden Grain Energy is committed to being a strong partner in the local community, a key player in the regional economy and a leader in Iowa’s ethanol industry. The company employs 45 individuals and purchases more than 33 million bushels of locally-grown corn annually from producers and grain dealers. In addition to ethanol, Golden Grain Energy produces both wet and dry distillers grains, providing a feed source for livestock producers. Golden Grain Energy strives to help meet the growing national demand for domestic biofuels, which are the key components of our nation’s efforts to reduce reliance on foreign oil and improve air quality around the country.
Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC operates an ethanol processing plant which produces 100 million gallons of ethanol annually from 37 million bushels of corn using a 2.8:1 conversion ratio. Based in Lawler, IA, the facility serves corn producers in an 11 county area in northeastern Iowa. The purchase of the 37 million bushels of corn will increase the demand for corn and increase its market value. Based on existing industry experience a projected value increase is expected between $.05 and $.08 per bushel. This would amount to an increased income of approximately $1,850,000.00 to $2,960,000.00 annually to regional participating producers. The facility would also produce significant distillers’ grains which could increase livestock production.
The Pekin dry mill facility has a nameplate capacity of 90 million gallons per year. The plant can operate in a wide variety of production scenarios in which product mix and run rates vary significantly. This flexibility enables ICP to adjust its operations to prevailing market conditions and customer demands, and maximize the value of its product portfolio.
ICP’s location generally provides efficient access to raw materials and a variety of end-markets via barge, rail, and truck. Located on the banks of the Illinois River, ICP operates a river terminal that provides efficient transportation of bulk alcohol and distiller dried grains with solubles to desirable markets. The Pekin campus is serviced by a local short-line railroad giving ICP access to multiple Class 1 rail transportation options. Incoming and outgoing trucks have easy access to key Interstate corridors, placing several major metropolitan areas within economic reach of the facility. Additionally, Pekin is centrally located in the U.S Corn Belt, providing ample and cost-effective access to feedstock. Corn can also be brought in from other markets by rail or barge when the need arises
Illinois River Energy, LLC operates a dry mill, corn-based bio-refinery which produces fuel grade ethanol, distiller’s grains, and industrial corn oil. The plant is located in Rochelle, Illinois where it processes over 40 million bushels of corn per year.
International Feed has over 25 years of experience in the supply and export of animal feed ingredients with integrity.
• We own and operate our own transload facility, Ag Commodities Transload in Minneapolis, Minnesota and have expertise in the handling, transloading and storage of feed ingredients throughout the US.
• We offer professional advice on the nutritional value of protein meals.
• We have excellent relationships with all ocean container lines, which enables us to offer low-priced freight and fast transit times.
• Additionally, our seasoned staff has vast experience in the handling and negotiating of export documents which eliminates the pitfalls that can happen when exporting valuable commodities overseas.
“Might as well deal with the best; International Feed”.
Iroquois Bio Energy Company, IBEC, is an ICM built ethanol plant located in northwest Indiana, about 80 miles southeast of Chicago. IBEC is a 40 million gallon per year nameplate plant that began operations Jan. 17, 2007. The current feedstock is solely corn from local farms which is dry milled and processed through a natural gas fired plant. IBEC’s finished products include: denatured ethanol in both E98 and E85 blends, DDGS and corn oil.
Privately held and professionally managed, J.D. Heiskell and Company is among the top trading companies in the USA and is the country’s fourth largest feed manufacturing company by volume. Its culture is driven by relentless pursuit of the highest standards of integrity, accountability, professionalism, excellence and innovation. Customer satisfaction and employee growth opportunities are the benchmarks by which its success is measured.
Lakeview Energy is a renewable energy company based in Chicago with investments in biofuels and wind energy. The biofuels division holds investments in two biorefineries located in Merrill, Iowa and Coshocton, Ohio. Both plants combine to produce 100 million gallons of biofuel, 300,000 tons of distillers grains and 20 million pounds of corn oil.
Lansing Trade Group is a trading company largely focused on the movement of physical commodities. The company trades whole grains, feed ingredients, biofuels, freight and many other commodities, including DDGS and corn gluten feed, within North America and internationally. It controls over 12 million bushels of elevator space through ownership or lease arrangements across the U.S. as well as various other strategically located storage and handling facilities for other commodities traded. Originally formed in Michigan in 1931, Lansing Trade Group is now headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas and has 10 U.S. offices as well as international offices in Geneva, Switzerland; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The company provides customers with market opinion, price discovery, marketing support, timely distribution and works hard to ensure that customers will get the quality of product they purchased.
Lincolnland Agri-Energy, LLC was formed by local people to add value to the agricultural community. Located in Palestine, IL, operations began in 2004 after almost five years of planning and has operated successfully since. The compay strives to be a leader in dry grind ethanol operation and to be excellent neighbors and environmental stewards. We are here to serve farmers, shareholders, and employees.
Living Water Integra Trade was created to supply distiller’s dried grains with solubles and whole grains from the United States to Chinese and Southeast Asian end-users. Living Water utilizes its established mature suppliers, local logistics, ocean carriers and end-users network to create value for its customers through professionalism and passion.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC – Norfolk is registered with MOA China
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Inc. commenced production of Ethanol and DDGS in October of 2007. They are also a full service commodity export and trading company involved in all major commodities. Their trade in DDGS includes exports as well as U.S. domestic truck and rail.
Marinex Grains Inc. has various transloading facilities to provide state-of-the-art container shipment services to the grain clients, and the capability to export bulk from the U.S. Gulf. MGI serves and distributes corn, wheat, soybeans, sorghum, barley, milo, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, DDGS and other special purpose by-products. The staff of knowledgeable employees and experts provide unique service experiences, superior quality and competitive pricing. Currently, MGI is planning to establish a transloading facility in the west coast to provide more competitive and flexible services to their valuable clients.
Marquis Energy LLC – Hennepin is registered with MOA China
Marquie Energy LLC – Necedah is registered with MOA China
Marquis Grain Inc. supplies golden dried distiller’s grains to markets throughout the world. These markets can be reached by rail, container, and bulk vessel, thanks to the location of the Marquis Energy biofuel facilities. Marquis Grain is the proud supplier of Marquis Gold 60. Thanks to a low-heat drying system at Marquis Energy’s Hennepin facility, this uniquely bright product is the real gold standard when it comes to DDGS production. For samples, analysis, or pricing information, please contact us anytime. We look forward to reaching new markets and building mutually beneficial business relationships.
Based in Atlanta, Mirasco Inc. is a major global exporter and distributor of feed ingredients and raw materials, including corn, barley, sorghum, DDGS and corn gluten meal and feed. Mirasco organizes logistics, finance, and risk management to achieve the maximum results their importers and suppliers. Through global offices located in the US, Uruguay, Brazil, Russia and Egypt, Mirasco is capable of serving its customers worldwide, including importers, distributors and processors. Mirasco’s ultimate aim is to build a strong export track record for US grains and co-products to several markets including Asia and the Middle East.
Noble Mansfield is a Joint Entity of its parent companies, Noble Group Americas and Mansfield Oil Company. Noble Mansfield provides a complete solution for ethanol and biodiesel producers including marketing, sales, logistics and regulatory filing. It manages all of the sales contracts, transportation logistics, invoicing, accounts receivable and accounts payable for all of the plants that it represents. Noble Mansfield maintains federal, state and provincial licenses for the distribution of ethanol and biodiesel in more than 40 states and Canadian provinces. Its marketing and distribution system includes access to more than 200 markets nationwide through its rail, rack and truck distribution network. Noble Mansfield and our parent companies maintain terminal storage in major population centers throughout North America for both biodiesel and ethanol. In addition to plant-owned fleets of rail cars, it leases and runs its own fleet of cars to move ethanol and biodiesel. This flex-fleet ensures continuous availability to our plants and customers. We also ship products by truck, barge and bulk tankers.
Noble Mansfield provides its plant partners unmatched refiner relationships, global trading and exporting experience and resources, deep financial strength, and the cutting-edge technology platforms required to support the long term growth and development of the renewable fuels industry.
Non-Metals, Inc., based in Bolingbrook, Ill., is exporting grains and animal feed ingredients from the United States to China and other south Asia markets, and are exporting chemicals and energy materials from both south and north America to China. Based on professional international trade experience, Non-Metals is proud to serve and cooperate with valued customers and vendors worldwide, to create the value and earn sound credit and reputation.
Founded in 2005, NuGen Energy is located in Marion, S.D., and is owned by REX American Resources. The 110 million gallons-per-year ethanol plant has created a 40 million bushel market for corn in the southeast corner of South Dakota.NuGen Energy has the ability to ship unit trains of 100 cars to supply both domestic and international markets.
We are committed to being an efficient producer of ethanol and distillers’ grain, maximizing returns, and enhancing the economic development of American agriculture.
Importers and exporters on six continents have engaged the services of Pasternak, Baum and Co. for more than 70 years. As brokers and merchant consultants, Pasternak has been known by the community of agricultural commodity traders around the globe since the 1920s. An independent third party intermediary between buyer and seller, Pasternak provides competitive prices but each client is also offered a total solution through a variety of support services. The services include the procurement of freight, financing, insurance and logistics management. This full service brokering allows Pasternak to facilitate transactions of commodities for buyers and sellers around the world. The company brokers nearly one-third of American corn and wheat products. It employs a knowledgeable staff of brokers with an average of 22 years experience in the commodity-trading field.
Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC’s mission is to produce high quality, environmentally conscious renewable fuels that will promote energy independence for our community and the nation. The company operates a 100-million gallon per year ethanol producing facility in Annawan, IL. This facility also produces 320,000 tons per year of dried distillers grains. This bi-product is primarily used as a high-quality livestock feed. The company sent its first international shipment of DDGS in April 2009.
Perdue Farms is the family-owned parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Formed in 2010, Perdue AgriBusiness is the international marketing arm of the company. They use their expertise and resources in grain merchandising, storage and transportation, combined with their global experience and relationships, to export and import corn, barley, soy meal and oil and other agricultural commodities.
Perdue operate their own deep-water port in Chesapeake, Va., to access markets in Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, sub-Sahara Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. On average, they load 120 vessels and more than 16,000 containers a year.
Phoenix Commodities was established in December 2000, registered in British Virgin Islands (BVI). Across the years we’ve grown to multiple commodities and spread geographically, with sixteen offices in twelve countries. Phoenix’s offices pan the regions of South-East Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa and CIS (Ukraine).
Our growth in the last decade has been noteworthy… Starting with ten customers, we have grown to two hundred. Beginning with just four country offices, we have now grown to sixteen. Beginning with $38 million (USD) in sales back in 2000, we have grown to over $740 million (USD) in sales by 2010. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 82%! We’ve achieved this progress because of our dedication to managing risk in every stage of the trade that we are involved in.
POET plants in Mitchell, Jewell, Ashton, Corning, Hanlontown, Gowrie, Groton, Hudson, Chancellor, Bog Stone and Emmetsburg are registered with MOA China
POET Nutrition is responsible for one of the more important achievements in biorefining, the development of the standard-setting Dakota Gold distillers grains (DDGS). POET Nutrition’s Dakota Gold is an excellent source of livestock feed in demand across the globe. With years developing proprietary biotechnologies and processes, POET Nutrition delivers premium distiller’s grains consistent in nutrient concentrations, loaded with protein and blessed with excellent flowability and other important technical characteristics. Our team of PhD nutritionists and their innovative spirit means we not only reap maximum nutrition from each corn kernel, we create a product with ideal properties for use in multiple applications for a variety of livestock feed needs. For product to be given the Dakota Gold label it needs to meet the highest quality standards in the industry. And, because of our tremendous volume, we have unique access to rail, truck and ship to make the delivery of Dakota Gold a simple, predictable affair for our clients all around the world. And as part of POETTM, we’re backed by the strength and resources of one of America’s largest and most innovative ethanol companies. For more information on POET Nutrition and the Dakota Gold family of products, please visit us at www.dakotagold.com
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC DDG Marketing has exclusive marketing agreements with ethanol plants for the marketing of distiller grain co-products. Purina Animal Nutritionhas a highly recognized and respected history of success in the livestock feeding business. Being recognized as the “Industry Leader” in the Animal Nutrition business, we bring a unique marketing opportunity for our partners in the ethanol business. Combining the expertise of our animal nutrition business with our highly qualified feed ingredient merchandising staff brings value to the company’s clients. We have over eighty highly technical feed mills located across the U.S. We also have feed plants in the Province of Ontario in Canada and a partnership in Taiwan. We have a ‘State of the Art’ Animal Nutrition Research Facility in Missouri. This facility located just Southwest of St Louis spans over 1200 acres and conducts feeding trials on multiple species of livestock. There are eleven research scientists at this facility that allows us to back up our feeding recommendations with test proven research. The Purina Animal Nutrition DDG Marketing team has experience and expertise in all forms of logistics (truck, rail car, containers, barge and vessels). Our export experience has included the St. Lawrence River, Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Pacific Coast and in the near future the Pacific Northwest out of Portland/Seattle.
Based out of St. Paul, MN Rail Transfer Inc. is a grain and feed exporter (corn, DDGS, soybean meal), merchandiser and has storage and handling capabilities.
The Renewable Products Marketing Group (RPMG) markets 1 billion gallons of ethanol annually from producer-owned ethanol production plants, allowing them to gain economies of scale in their marketing. The company recently added distillers grain marketing services and expects the volume to reach 1 million tons by the end of 2008. RPMG has a staff with more than 80 years experience managing co-products. The company has implemented a quality program and is developing global markets for the client plants. RPMG is poised to market any and all co-products produced by the plants as they utilize fractionation and additional processing technologies in the future. The company, founded in 1996, strives to provide a competitive advantage for producer-owned plants. Marketing ethanol and DDGS through a pool concept allows smaller producers to participate in all markets and utilize all contractual methods to maximize margins. Ethanol and distillers marketing and a group buying program make up the core of RPMG’s services. In addition, state-of-the-art logistics management, inventory management, RINs management and support services are provided. With the improvement in technology and the global demand for energy and protein, RPMG is prepared to provide the necessary services for its clients.
Scoular’s export capabilities include barge, rail car and container shipments. They have their own container freight and container transloading division, TSC Container Freight, which is a Scoular subsidiary. Scoular has marketing agreements with ethanol plants for the sale of DDGS.
Tharaldson Ethanol is located just west of Casselton, N.D., an area known for its rich farming tradition. Tharaldson Ethanol provides a local market for area corn growers, requiring about 1.37 million metric tons (54 million bushels) of corn annually, which will in turn produce 150 million gallons of ethanol and about 450,000 tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles each year.
Tharaldson Ethanol’s facility contains innovative and energy efficient technologies. Highlights include recycling wastewater for operations, extensive grain storage infrastructure including a grain dryer to accommodate wet corn, and much more.
Trans Coastal Supply Company (TCSC) provides export customers with agricultural grains and products such as yellow corn, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal, yellow soybeans and Hi Pro soybean meal delivered to the trans loading facilities of Prairie Creek Grain Company Inc., in Elwood, IL and Agri-Load, Inc in Decatur, IL as well as offers to the rail ramps and C&F final port destinations. The company also provides origination, logistics, trans loading and drayage complete with product analysis and export documentation. The company’s founders bring more than 20 years of experience in grain and feed ingredient trading, logistics and management, and experience in agricultural businesses ranging from drain tiling, elevator management and trans loading operations.
The Tricon Energy® Group is a company built around global trade. Initially moving Caustic Soda, Tricon has expanded to trade petrochemical derivatives on a global scale. As part of the growth process, Tricon continually seeks new opportunities in the terms of comodities and markets as windows for expansion. Through this process Tricon has stemmed various international offices, connections with a diverse group of organizations within the industry, and distribution networks spreading globally.
Western New York Energy is the first ethanol plant in operation in the northeastern United States. The company was founded in 2004 and began producing ethanol and co-products in November 2007. The plant utilizes approximately 20 million bushels of corn annual and produces 55 million gallons of fuel ethanol; 160,000 tons of high quality “Dairy Distillers Grain,” a unique low-fast distillers grain that is marketed in western New York feed users; and other products such as corn oil, and food grade carbon dioxide.
Yangxiang is a large swine company with the dozens of swine breading farms in over ten provinces in China. They recently established an office in the United States to help source coarse grains and are facilitating the exportation of corn, sorghum, barley/malt, DDGS, fish meal etc.
Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with over 55 years of service to the agricultural and transportation industries. It was founded in 1950 by Robert (Bob) G. Meeuwsen as Meeuwsen Produce and Grain. In 1977, it was reorganized as Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. to provide customers with a wider variety of agricultural services. Bob sold the company to his sons Cliff, Arlen, and Robb in 1992. Over 200 employees, including 12 Meeuwsen family members, work at ZFS. We endeavor to provide the best possible customer service and offer quality products and services at competitive prices.