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Renewable Energy & Climate Change

April 2015 Monthly Renewable Energy Report

Current Indicators Point to Ample Low-priced Feedstocks for U.S. Biofuels but Continued Weak Processing Margins
Early and tentative projections point toward ample supplies of corn and soybean oil for ethanol and biodiesel production in the year ahead, with modestly higher corn costs but little change in biodiesel feed stocks costs. What does that mean for renewable fuel plants and profit margins?

The Coming Electricity Storage Revolution
Renewable energy technologies tend to generate electricity intermittently. For these technologies to be accessible 24-7, electrical storage is needed. So, renewable energy is driving the need for electricity storage.

PDF of the April 2015 Monthly Report

Monthly Profitability of Ethanol Production



More Information on Ethanol Profitability

Corn/Ethanol Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.

Distillers Grains Balance Sheet

A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.

Featured Chart of the Month

California's continued drought and reduced snowpack means lower hydropower output.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor; National Drought Mitigation Center.

More Information on Energy Independence

Monthly Profitability of Biodiesel Production

More Information on Biodiesel Profitability

Soy/Oil Biodiesel Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices of soy/oil and biodiesel.

Biodiesel Usage and Soybean Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of biodiesel usage projections and soybean production, usage, carryover and prices.
    

 

 

 

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