Alberto Carmona

Graduated at the University of Seville (Spain) and University of Paderborn (Germany) with a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration and an Executive MBA from Institute San Telmo (partner school of IESE). Worked in Abengoa Bioenergy from 1999 through 2017 when I founded NixAl Commodities, an Ethanol boutique focused on market intelligence, risk management and engineering. Professional background in financial and commercial activities, promoting and financing renewable energy projects in Europe, Brownfields and Greenfields. I have been active in the international development of Bioethanol since 2001 having lived and worked in The Netherlands, Brazil and U.S., the three main markets, while leading global trading operations, risk management and lobbying.

Bearish Tone For Corn After WASDE

  • US corn ending stocks higher than expected.
  • Volatility around Black Sea disruption continues.
  • Bearish signals from WASDE report.

Alberto Carmona

7 months ago

5 min read

Grains Markets Fall Sharply

  • Favorable weather in the US hits grains markets.
  • Wheat harvest selling pressure may have contributed.
  • Black Sea exports remain heavily disrupted.

Alberto Carmona

7 months ago

4 min read

Black Sea Grains Exports Continue to Attract Attention

  • Russia has pulled out of the Black Sea Grains Corridor.
  • It has since bombed Ukrainian port infrastructure.
  • Market attention will now focus on how successfully Ukraine can ship grain.

Alberto Carmona

7 months ago

3 min read

USDA Surprises Grains Market

  • USDA estimate corn plantings grew 2m acres this year.
  • Corn futures fall 12% in the week.
  • Soybeans rallies on lower stocks and acreage.

Alberto Carmona

8 months ago

5 min read

Dry Weather Concerns for Corn Crops

  • Dry weather in the US leads to deterioration of corn crop.
  • Dry weather in EU may be hitting wheat production.
  • Very slow vessel inspections in the Black Sea corridor.

Alberto Carmona

9 months ago

4 min read

American Corn Planting All But Complete

  • US corn plantings at 96% vs 93% a year ago.
  • 85% has emerged vs 76% last year.
  • However, only 64% is in good/excellent condition vs 73% last year.

Alberto Carmona

9 months ago

4 min read

Dry Weather Raises US Corn Drought Risk

  • USDA believes 34% corn area is experiencing drought.
  • Was 19% last year.
  • Us corn crop condition remains within expectations.

Alberto Carmona

9 months ago

4 min read

Chicago Corn Rallies From Short Covering

  • Dry weather in US pulls Chicago corn higher.
  • US corn planting faster than normal.
  • Black sea grain corridor extension will ease vessel queue.

Alberto Carmona

9 months ago

4 min read

Sub-$6/bu Corn Here To Stay

  • Big progress in US corn planting.
  • China cancels corn purchases again.
  • Black Sea Corridor extended.

Alberto Carmona

10 months ago

3 min read

USDA Expects Large American Corn Crop

  • May WASDE forecasts large US corn crop.
  • Grains markets fall on the news.
  • Negotiations on Black Sea Corridor continue.

Alberto Carmona

10 months ago

5 min read