Inside December 2009


Putting it Back Together

BY Kris BevillAs the industry begins to re-build after its bust, plant ownership could be evolving into a new shape. How much consolidation should we expect in 2010 and what types of companies will lead the acquisitions? READ MORE

Corn Repeats the Feat

BY Susanne Retka SchillOnce again, the corn crop recouped from bad weather to deliver a record corn yield per acre and the second largest crop ever recorded. READ MORE

Exploring Cellulosic Feedstock Options

BY Anna AustinProducing ethanol from a type of feedstock common in one region of the U.S. may not be feasible in another region. EPM investigates feedstock options currently available and in development in five portions of the U.S. READ MORE

The Road Ahead

BY Craig A. JohnsonSince August 2008, no new corn-fed ethanol plants have begun construction. Does this signal the end of an era? READ MORE

A Flood of Funding

BY Erin VoegeleAlthough it seems that the American economy may be on the road to recovery, lending markets are still tight. In the absence of traditional forms of financing, a variety of federal funding options may assist ethanol producers in moving their projects forward. READ MORE


Marine Terminal Selects Advanced Tank Coatings

BY Alan BurtonA state-of-the-art tank storage farm will utilize advanced tank coating technology to keep its expansion project on the fast-track. In the process, efficiency will improve and capital investments will be protected long term. READ MORE

Ethanol Production Trends 2010

BY Doug HaughThe ethanol industry has weathered a stormy 2009 and is looking forward to a little more sunshine in 2010. Analyzing leading market trends today may help producers improve their bottom line next year. READ MORE

IRS May Lengthen Depreciation Schedule for Ethanol PlantsóBut Relief is Possible

BY Adam Thimmesch and Lisa PughThe Internal Revenue Service may rule that taxpayers lengthen the term of depreciation on first-and second-generation ethanol plants, and understanding the proposal will be key for the industry. READ MORE

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