The distillersí grains market, is estimated to be valued at USD 10.78 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 14.95 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.8%. The market is driven by distillersí grains being used as a favorable alternative to traditional feedstock and the growth of the organized livestock sector.
Key players in the distillersí grains market include Green Plains Inc. (US), Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (US), Flint Hill Resources (US), Valero (US), and CropEnergies AG (Germany). Furthermore, ADM (US), Husky Energy (Canada), Bunge Limited (US), Purina Animal Nutrition (US), Poet LLC (US), Didion Milling Inc. (US), and Greenfield Global (Canada) are other players that hold a significant share in the distillersí grains market.
Green Plains Inc. is one of the largest producers of ethanol and distillersí grains in North America and is continuously focusing on strengthening its position through different strategic acquisitions in the region. The company acquired more than 5 operationally efficient production facilities in the last 5 years to increase its production of ethanol and distillersí grains. It has grown significantly over the last few years with its increasing production capacity from 480 million gallons in 2009 to 1.5 billion gallons in 2017. It is further set to acquire additional ethanol and distillersí grains plants in different geographical areas and with new technologies to maximize its production capabilities. The company has huge logistical capabilities and expertise and is using this to market and distribute ethanol and distillersí grain products efficiently to its customers.
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. is a producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuel and ethanol. The company operates through two segments, namely, production and marketing. Pacific Ethanolís production segment is engaged in the production and sale of ethanol and co-products. The companyís marketing and distribution teams are engaged in the marketing and merchant trading of ethanol and co-products and third-party ethanol. It focuses on expanding its ethanol production capacity and distribution infrastructure. The company entered into strategic agreements and mergers to expand its production capacity. In December 2014, Pacific Ethanol entered into a merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (US), the producer of ethanol and related co-products. Along with increasing its production capacity, the company is also focusing on reducing the carbon intensity of its ethanol products.
Flint Hills Resources produces and markets fuels, base oils, asphalt, and chemicals. It also manufactures petrochemicals for plastics, building products, and packaging materials; base oils for producing motor oil, commercial lubricants, and sealants and coatings; and refined products that are distributed through a system of pipelines, common carrier, and terminals. The company has 3 ethanol production facilities in the US, and it manufactures about 2 million tons of distillersí grains in these facilities. The company has its presence in North America, Central & South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. It focuses on acquisitions as its key strategy to develop networks. In January 2015, it acquired an ethanol plant near Camilla, Georgia, from Southwest Georgia Ethanol, LLC (US). This acquisition increased its production capacity of distillersí grains by 310 KT, annually.
Distillers Grains Market by Type (Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles, Dried Distillers' Grains, and Wet Distillers Grains), Source (Corn and Wheat), Livestock (Ruminants, Swine, and Poultry), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023
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