Low Rhine levels weigh on ethanol prices but sees biodiesel soar

October 22, 2018 |

In Germany, record low levels on the Rhine river are impeding biodiesel and ethanol production and trade, among challenges for a host of other energy and agri commodities. Without ethanol able to move, stocks are building and pushing prices to five-month lows in the ARA region. Movement of rapeseed to biodiesel producers has drawn to a halt, pushing up biodiesel prices and their associated margins but there are few who can take advantage due to the lack of feedstock supply. Biodiesel prices are hovering around five-year highs.

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