Skip to comments.Corn shortage idles 20 ethanol plants nationwide
Posted on 02/11/2013 10:18:20 AM PST by thackney
The persistent drought is taking a toll on producers of ethanol, with corn becoming so scarce that nearly two dozen ethanol plants have been forced to halt production.
The Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol industry trade group, provided data to The Associated Press showing that 20 of the nations 211 ethanol plants have ceased production over the past year, including five in January. Most remain open, with workers spending time performing maintenance-type tasks. But ethanol production wont likely resume until after 2013 corn is harvested in late August or September.
Industry experts dont expect a shortage millions of barrels are stockpiled and the remaining 191 plants are still producing. Still, there is growing concern about what happens if the drought lingers through another corn-growing season.
Theres a lot of anxiety in the industry right now about the drought and a lot of folks watching the weather and hoping and praying this drought is going to break, said Geoff Cooper, vice president for research and analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association.
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“Now What happens to a Boater navigating at Sea and runs into some choppy weather.”
no body in the hood has a boat.
Obammy wants everyone to live in a hood. Ride a public bus driving a union bus.
The Chicago way.
production for biofuels has been exceeding comsumption (in the annual totals) since then end of 2007, and even in 2010, 2011 and 2012 only a few months demonstrate production levels lower than consumptions levels
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Yep, we were a net exporter of ethanol for a few years until lately.
U.S. Net Imports of Fuel Ethanol
see the link below offered in an earlier post in this thread:
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Yeah, I noticed that link when I posted it earlier.
“see the link below offered in an earlier post in this thread:”
See! English teachers and the Directors of the Obvious have to keep a life.
They cannot help it.
Needless to say, we need to stop turning food into fuel and help lower the food costs that rise at a 15 percent annual rate.
“Yep, we were a net exporter of ethanol for a few years until lately.”
You mean we weren’t the only nation with corrupt and politicized science and business interests willing to take advantage of the political corruption of science, becuase putting it to use is profitable, especially of the politicians will subsidize it???
Wow, no corn is being harvested in the US right now, and the *price of it is high*?!? Amazing. And the ethanol for the off-season was produced when the corn was in plenty? It’s almost as if this is an example of planning ahead or something.
Why can’t the mandate be killed?
Ah, your sophisticated answer, simplified. ;-]
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