more on ethanol -- small suppliers are toast

Aug. 21, 2008
Futures Magazine reports that a significant number of smaller ethanol plants have recently filed for bankruptcy or been scrapped before completion, thanks to rising corn and energy prices. Apparantly part of the problem is that farmers contracted to ...

Futures Magazine reports that a significant number of smaller ethanol plants have recently filed for bankruptcy or been scrapped before completion, thanks to rising corn and energy prices. Apparantly part of the problem is that farmers contracted to feedstock can't really do it:

http://futuresmag.com/cms/Futures/Monthly%20Issues/Issues/2008/08/Editorial/Departments/Trendlines/Trendlines-Ethanol?searchfor=shake-out%20in%20ethanol

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Leland was Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan;, and a MBA from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, Lee worked as a Communications design engineer for the U.S. Government.

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