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February 2012 
Ethanol Producer Magazine
May 2012
"Reining in Production" 
Ethanol Producer Magazine
July 2012
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July 2012
"Ethanol Maker's Long Hot Summer"
Wall Street Journal
August 2012
Star Tribune
September 2012
Star Tribune
Third Quarter
Biofuels Journal
October 2012
Ethanol Producers Magazine
November 2012
Successful Farming
November 2012
"Co-Products Key to Profitability"  Biofuels International
December 2012
 Ethanol Producer Magazine

Benchmarking Services 

The benchmarking service provides ethanol plants with industry information and valuable industry insight. Timely financial information is vital to your plant’s success and key to managing risk.
Our analysts use their knowledge to answer questions and interpret data to help management determine factors that can improve operational and financial performance. 

Gathering data since 2003 and with a large percentage of ethanol plants participating in our benchmarking service, we have a wealth of information and experience that can assist your plant’s success. 

We are committed to providing the vision as a financial solutions provider for the biofuels industry. 


E-15 Subscription Details

  • Quarterly analysis reports
  • Peer grouping reports - compare to plants with similar demographics
  • Annual industry labor reports
  • Unlimited user accounts with varying security levels
  • Plant ranking - comparisons on 90+ ­financial and operational factors
  • Annual Industry labor report, broken down by job title and benefi­t expense is available to participants in order to improve employee retention
  • Advanced graphing functionality
  • Customized reports
  • 2 hours of analyst time
 Benchmarking Program Features
Annual subscription service provides the management team and board members with timely, accurate financial information.
  • Advanced graphing capabilities:
    • Perform additional analysis on financial data
    • Run multiple calculation analysis
  • Customized reporting
    • Create customized reports highlighting the information that is relevant for the operation of your plant
    • Save customized reports to dashboard for quick retrieval
  • Peer groups
    • Group plants with similar attributes, allowing the evaluation of similar plants to determine apples to apples comparison
  •  Training and Support
    • Additional industry analysis and information
    • Available upon request
  • On site training and interpretation
    • Work with management teams
    • Educate finance committees
    • Update board members
  • Onsite presentation of reports to management, officers, and board available upon request
  • Online training and support available
Plants enter financial and production data quarterly on a secure website within 30 days of quarter end. C&A analysts review data and reports are released within 45 days of quarter end. Guaranteed confidentiality for all participants.