Tag: Midwest

Ethanol margins fall by 14% to lowest in six months

Ethanol margins fall by 14% to lowest in six months

July 20, 2015 |

In the Midwest, Platts estimates that ethanol margins fell by nearly 14% last week to 34.35 cents/gal to the lowest in six months and the third week in a row margins have fallen, due to higher feedstock costs and lower ethanol prices. Corn prices were higher but DDGS prices also reached a four-week high, helping […]

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Midwest ethanol crush average hits five-month high

Midwest ethanol crush average hits five-month high

May 11, 2015 |

Across the Midwest, Platts estimates average crush margins rose by almost another 5% to 70.35 cents/gal, reaching a five-month high. Corn prices continues to fall while ethanol spot prices are slightly higher, a mix that helps to boost the crush margins higher.

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Midwest crushing margins higher thanks to spot demand

Midwest crushing margins higher thanks to spot demand

April 27, 2015 |

Across the Midwest, the crushing margins for corn-based ethanol was up last week by nearly 6% to 64.19 cents/gal, a four-month high. Even though feedstock prices were up slightly, spot demand for ethanol boosted prices and therefore the crush margin.

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Midwest dry mill crush margins hit four-month high

Midwest dry mill crush margins hit four-month high

April 20, 2015 |

Across the Midwest, dry mill ethanol crushing margins are estimated to have reached a four-month high of 60.69 cents/gal, up 2.26% on the week, thanks to lower corn prices that hit a 10-week low.

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Ethanol prices soar while NY Harbor premium hits $1 a gallon

Ethanol prices soar while NY Harbor premium hits $1 a gallon

March 17, 2014 |

In the Midwest, ethanol prices are up 40% since Jan. 27 due to continued logistical challenges keeping the fuel from getting to market. Recently prices for April delivery hit $2.467 a gallon but some analysts believe it could go as high as $3 per gallon if ethanol doesn’t start reaching the coasts soon. The New […]

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Ethanol put in deep freeze as polar vortex halts production

Ethanol put in deep freeze as polar vortex halts production

January 15, 2014 |

Across the Midwest, ethanol production fell at the fastest rate since 2010 due to the polar vortex. Just 868,000 barrels of ethanol a day were produced last week, 51,000 barrels per day less than the week before. Ethanol producers were forced to scale back production because they didn’t have the storage capacity for both the […]

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Ethanol shipments via rail taking twice as long due to bad weather

Ethanol shipments via rail taking twice as long due to bad weather

January 10, 2014 |

From the Midwest to the Northeast, ethanol shipments by both rail and truck have been severely delayed due to the extreme winter weather experienced in those parts of the country. Roughly 70% of the country’s ethanol is shipped by rail but rail transportation in areas affected by the weather are taking twice as long as […]

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Ethanol production picks up, driving corn prices alongside

Ethanol production picks up, driving corn prices alongside

October 24, 2013 |

Across the Midwest, ethanol production is picking back up again with 897,000 barrels of ethanol produced last week—the highest since June 2012. That increase in production has boosted corn prices, however, though prices remain less than $4.5 per bushel rather than $6 per bushel seen earlier in the year. High demand for DDGS, especially from […]

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Midwest biodiesel producer looking for equity partner, buyer to scale

Midwest biodiesel producer looking for equity partner, buyer to scale

October 7, 2013 |

In the Midwest, the investment bank 321 Capital has indicated that an unnamed but operational Midwest-based biodiesel producer is seeking an equity parner or entirety buyer for the company. The company, which has a 3.5 MMgy capacity, is seeking a buyer to take the facility to the next level, where an expansion could allow for […]

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Enogen corn seen doubling acreage in 2014 to 120,000 acres

Enogen corn seen doubling acreage in 2014 to 120,000 acres

September 25, 2013 |

In the Midwest, Syngenta’s Enogen corn variety that has the alpha amylase enzyme needed for ethanol production genetically inserted into the grain was planted on 65,000 acres this year in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. As much as 120,000 acres are expected for planting next year. Three ethanol plants are already signed up to […]

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