Non-Metals, Inc. Joins Council


Please join the U.S. Grains Council in welcoming its newest member, Non-Metals, Inc.

Non-Metals, based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, exports grains and animal feed ingredients from the United States to China and other south Asian markets. The company also exports a variety of other non-agricultural industrial commodities. With the stable cooperation of ethanol plants located in the Midwest, Non-Metals has been shipping high-quality U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles to Asian markets since 2009.

Council Bids Farewell to Adel Yusupov


Please join the U.S. Grains Council in bidding farewell to Adel Yusupov, who will be returning to the United States this fall to accept a position with International Feed.

Yusupov began his career with the Council 10 years ago in the Washington, D.C., headquarters. Since then, he has become an extremely well-respected and dynamic director leading the Council’s efforts in Southeast Asia. In this role, Yusupov has been instrumental in expanding demand for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles and corn gluten meal in Southeast Asia.

USGC Welcomes New Member

Noble Mansfield

The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to announce its newest member, Noble Mansfield Commodity Services.

Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Noble Mansfield is a joint entity of its parent companies, Noble Group Americas and Mansfield Oil Company. For every plant Noble Mansfield represents it provides a complete solution for ethanol and biodiesel producers including marketing, sales, logistics and regulatory filing. It manages all sales contracts, transportation logistics, invoicing, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Council Welcomes Heron Lake BioEnergy

Heron Lake

Please join the U.S. Grains Council in welcoming its newest member, Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC.

The Heron Lake plant, located outside of Heron Lake, Minnesota, produces 59 million gallons of ethanol annually as well as an additional 160,000 tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles. The facility uses about 530,000 tons (21 million bushels) of corn annually.

The company’s mission is to find more value for the corn plant at the same time giving the investor a good return for his or her investment.

USGC Welcomes Lucas Szabo to Staff

Please join the U.S. Grains Council in welcoming a new employee, Lucas Szabo to its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Szabo joins the Council as the new global strategies coordinator. In this capacity, he will assist the global strategies and trade policy/biotechnology departments, organize staff and member travel, prepare arrangements for visiting teams, and facilitate program planning, correspondence, reports, information management and contracting.

Council Remembers Past Chairman Davis Anderson

Davis Anderson

Davis Anderson, U.S. Grains Council past chairman, passed away on June 13, 2014, with his wife and daughter at his side.

Anderson had more than 40 years of experience in the agribusiness industry. After he graduated college he worked for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and then Barlett & Company Grain in Kansas City. Anderson retired from GROWMARK, Inc. in 2010, after 31 years of service to the company. He also served on numerous agricultural boards and committees, including the Council.

Flint Hills Resources Arthur Joins Council

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The U.S. Grains Council is proud to announce the addition of its newest member, Flint Hills Resources Arthur, LLC.

Flint Hills Resources Arthur, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, is an ethanol plant that began operations in 2008. Acquired in 2013 by Flint Hill Resources, the plant joins USGC membership in addition to Flint Hills Resources five other plant members: Fairbank, Fairmont, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock. The facility in Arthur has an annual capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol along with 330,000 metric tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles.

Chief Ethanol Fuels Joins Council

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Please join the U.S. Grains Council in welcoming its newest member Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc.

Chief Ethanol Fuels of Hastings, Nebraska, began ethanol production in late 1984. During its 30 year history it has steadily increased production while maintaining high quality standards. Currently the plant produces 70 million gallons of ethanol annually and supplies distiller’s dried grains with solubles, wet distiller’s grains and corn oil to the feed industry.