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.

Russia Pulls Out Of Ukrainian Grain Corridor

  • Grains may rally as Russia exits grain corridor deal.
  • This is despite favorable weather in most growing regions.
  • Chinese demand in September for corn and wheat plummeted.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

2 min read

Grain Markets Lower On Better US Harvest

  • A negative week for all grains as US harvest better than expected.
  • But doubts about the future of the black sea export corridor continue.
  • Vessel owners aren’t fixing new shipments at Odessa ports in case it becomes blocked.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

3 min read

Corn Markets Flat to Lower

  • Low water in the Mississippi didn’t result in higher US basis.
  • US corn isn’t competitive vs Brazil and Ukraine.
  • EU corn forecasts revised lower again.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

4 min read

Ukranian Shipments Gather Pace

  • Ukrainian exports in the final week of Sep were the largest since the export corridor began.
  • Nevertheless the corn market has been flat in the last week.
  • However, wheat has rallied.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

3 min read

European Corn Yields Continue to Fall

  • European MARS bulletin cuts corn yield forecast by 4%.
  • Ukrainian grains export steady.
  • US wheat plantings accelerate.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

2 min read

September WASDE Confirms Smaller US Corn Crop

  • USDA adjustments to US corn crop already expected by traders.
  • EU corn crop also affected by hot and dry weather.
  • Fears Ukraine grain corridor might be disrupted.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

3 min read

Hot Weather Advances EU Harvest

  • Corn harvesting begins early in France and Ukraine.
  • Pro Farmer crop tour indicates lower than expected US corn crop.
  • US corn condition falls for the 4th week in a row.

Alberto Carmona

1 year ago

3 min read

European Heatwave Hit Corn Yields

  • EU lowers corn yield forecast to 16% below 5-year average.
  • US yields might be below USDA forecasts.
  • Corn futures have rallied in the last week.

Alberto Carmona

2 years ago

3 min read

Grains Fall As Vessels Leave Ukraine

Opinions Focus 

  •  Grains vessels are finally sailing from Ukraine.
  • French corn production estimated 18.5% below last year as water crisis declared. 
  • China could buy less US Grain as tensions mount.  

Alberto Carmona

2 years ago

3 min read

Ukrainian Grain Export Resumption Under Threat

  • Attack on Port of Odessa lowers hopes of Ukrainian grain exports resuming. 
  • Concerns about corn demand as Chinese imports down 38% on last year.  
  • Lower global grain production due to the extreme heat in Europe.  

Alberto Carmona

2 years ago

3 min read