Biofuels Benchmarking 2011-12 Industry Report
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The latest annual ethanol industry report has been released. The report provides analysis of changes and trends for a broad cross-section of the ethanol industry over the most recent six calendar quarters (January 2011-June 2012).
The 53-page report contains overall analysis of a variety of contributing factors to plant profitability and efficiency, as well as special sections comparing performance by geographic region and plant production capacity.
The information in the report is gleaned from actual production data gathered from plants throughout the United States and Canada who participate in the Biofuels Benchmarking™ program.
Dramatic changes in the ethanol industry over this time period, such as the expiration of the VEETC (also known as the “blender’s credit”), make this year’s report particularly relevant for key decision-makers in the biofuels industry.
Areas covered in the report: Profitability
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- Grind Revenues have become increasingly reliant on co-product sales, which now account for 23% of grind revenue.
Regional Analysis - Plants in the Eastern region of the U.S. saw better grind margins in 2012; read the report to find out contributing factors.
Production Efficiencies - Improved extraction processes have improved corn oil yields considerably, with average yields increasing 40% since the beginning of 2011.
Profitability - Profitability was steady most of 2011, with a sharp rise in the fourth quarter coincident with the epxiration of VEETC. Plants which positioned themselves as leaders remained profitable in the first half of 2012 despite leaner margins.
Energy - Average energy cost as a percentage of the total variable cost of ethanol production continues to fall, and in the first half of 2012 accounted for less than 5% of the total grind expense. See the full report for more information about the industry's continued efforts to run more efficiently.
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