Report reveals increasing revenue in 2013

By Staff | November 12, 2013

Christianson & Associates PLLP recently published its Biofuels Benchmarking Annual Industry Report. The analysis shows that following the 2012 drought, ethanol producers saw a strong increase in grind margins, better ethanol netbacks and decreased feedstock costs during the first two quarters of 2013. 

The new report focuses on data and analysis from July 1, 2012 through June 30 of this year. To complete the report, Christianson & Associates compiled information from 52 ethanol plants. Participating facilities had an average capacity of 75 MMgy. 

The report highlights several trends related to coproduct production. Since 2010, the number of facilities that produced primary dried distillers grains with solubles increased from 52 percent to 67.31 percent. Corn oil production also increases, from 44 percent of plants in 2010 to 67 percent currently. Only 19 percent of ethanol producers captured carbon dioxide in 2012. That number has now risen to 36 percent.