Biofuels Benchmarking 2012-13 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 2012-June 2013).

The 57-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.


Radical shifts in corn prices and quality, due to last year’s U.S. drought, provided challenges and opportunities to broaden revenue sources, leading to strong profitability as corn prices grew more favorable for producers through the first part of 2013.



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Areas covered in the report: 
Profitability - Plants searched for profits in the latter half of 2012 by squeezing efficiency gains out of small but controllable costs, like ingredients and labor.
Regional Analysis - Co-product revenue differences accounted for most regional differences, with Eastern plants garnering better corn oil revenue, and Western plants capitalizing on the value of accessible markets for distillers grains.
Production Efficiencies - Ethanol and corn oil yields fell, and distillers grains remained flat, due to drought-affected feedstocks.
Revenue - After a challenging drought-affected year in 2012, 2013 grind margins showed a strong resurgence, with stronger ethanol netbacks and lowered feedstock costs.
Energy - Energy costs rose a bit in the first half of 2013, but still accounted for less than 6% of total average grind expense.  


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