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Thursday 02/21/13

Ethanol Production Continues to Build
Ethanol production at the end of last week increased for the third week in a row due to many ethanol producers restarting idled plants.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:25PM CST 02/21/13 by Rick Kment | Post a Comment
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Re-staffing to turn on a plant has to be done when a long time window can assure the plant operator of a profit. Not only crush margins and other products revenue have to be positive, but costs also have to be stable. Corn supply ( thus cost) will not be in the bag until ? This is the real challenge. Existing running plants, with existing staff, will get to full capacity before more plants are brought online. 1% change is a trend, but some 10% left in capacity from where we are. More profits is needed to turn-on a cold plant and keep it running.
Posted by Eddy Lahens at 9:17AM CST 02/22/13
Higher Ethanol Output Pressures Spot Prices; RIN Values Up
New York ethanol spot prices fell, while 2012 and 2013 RINs traded sharply higher on supply-related concerns.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:51PM CST 02/21/13 by George Orwel | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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