Renewable Energy Report: June 2013 Newsletter

The Renewable Energy Newsletter provides information and analysis from agricultural economists and others on current issues facing the emerging renewable energy industry.

This article examines the corn-ethanol industry and factors that effect the profitability of the ethanol industry, specifically supply costs.

In this article, we review trends in these aspects of the biofuels industry and their contributions to increased ethanol profitability.   A key question for ethanol producers and the industries supplying corn to them as well as for other users of corn is whether the increased profitability will continue through late summer and early fall.