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Volume 7, Issue 3
Published: April 29, 2013
Biodiesel's big decisions

Pre-processors, distillation, public or private equity, RIN futures, cold-soak, quality assurance – biodiesel producers face a barrage of variables everyday that affect revenue, sales and, most importantly, profits

 

‘Money isn’t brave’ is a statement that rings true and, particularly in the fuel and financial sectors, it can illustrate investors running away from turmoil. And even if nothing comes of the latest attacks on the US Renewable Fuel Standard, in the form of the RFS Reform Act, it could still scare investors away.

This is one of the reasons that Renewable Energy Group (REG), based in Iowa, released a report in April about the lasting impact of biodiesel and its benefits for food, fuel and financial markets.

‘There are not a lot of reports out there like this one,’ says Daniel Oh, president of REG. ‘The financial world is not deeply connected to agricultural processing, so we wanted to bring something out that could make investors more certain about the prospects of the biodiesel industry.’

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