Biodiesel: 2021 Was a Devastating Year for Production Profits Feb 17, 2022

🕔Feb 17, 2022
Despite the effects of the COVID pandemic and associated severe economic contraction, biodiesel plants basically broke even in 2020.  However, storm clouds were gathering as returns went into the red […]

Biodiesel Production Profits – Digging Deep into the 2019 Numbers Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
The U.S. biodiesel industry continued to face strong headwinds in 2019 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs). For example, in a previous farmdoc daily article it […]

Soybean Oil – Largest Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production May 9, 2019

🕔May 9, 2019
Biodiesel production accounts for an increasing share of soybean oil use in the United States, currently representing about 30% of domestic soybean oil disposition. Soybean oil is the most commonly […]

Biofuels: Why Do Biodiesel Producers Share Retroactive Tax Credits with Blenders? Jul 22, 2015

🕔Jul 22, 2015
The biodiesel tax credit allows blenders of biodiesel (and renewable diesel) to claim a credit of $1 per gallon against their U.S. federal tax liability. The credit has had several […]

Biodiesel: Demand for Imports Declined in 2014 Mar 20, 2015

🕔Mar 20, 2015
After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36%, to 333 million gallons in 2014. Uncertainty surrounding future Renewable […]

Ag Groups To Presidential Hopefuls: Get Behind Renewable Energy – DTN Mar 5, 2015

🕔Mar 5, 2015
Supporters of renewable energy from agriculture want to see Republican presidential candidates declare their support for renewables, or at least recognize the role of renewable energy in the rural economy. […]

Looking at Biodiesel Through a Chicken House Window Feb 24, 2015

🕔Feb 24, 2015
Biodiesel production provides an often overlooked benefit to poultry and livestock farmers – savings on soybean meal to feed their animals. Animal producers look for the best feeds at the […]

Biodiesel: Policy Incentives Necessary for Profitability Jan 28, 2015

🕔Jan 28, 2015
A farmdoc daily article last fall indicated that 2014 was shaping up to be a very tough year for biodiesel producers. Since that article was published there have been some […]

Biodiesel: 2014 A Tough Year for Producers Oct 30, 2014

🕔Oct 30, 2014
Previous farmdoc daily articles document the feast or famine nature of biodiesel production profits. If conditions are right, as they were in 2011 and 2013, biodiesel production profits can spike […]

Biofuels: Recent Trends in Biodiesel Profitability Mar 19, 2014

🕔Mar 19, 2014
As documented in a farmdoc daily post last week, ethanol producers over the last year have enjoyed one of their best periods of profitability ever. This has been driven by […]

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