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2014/15 Soybean Crushing Activity

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in News

Crushing activity was increased by 15 million bushels to 1.845 billion bushels. Increased crushing activity pushed soybean oil production 150 million pounds higher.This trickled through the balance sheet resulting in 2014/15 ending stocks increasing by 125 million pounds.

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Biodiesel Market Commentary July 29 2015

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 in Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Grain, News

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Can you count the moving targets in play today in this Biodiesel market? EMTS data, HOBO, D4 or D5, argie bio and sugar cane etoh arbs, BTC or PTC the ways in which just the remainder of CAL 15 might play out is nothing short of dizzying. Sure the June EMTS number for D4 generation was HUGE, but this was largely anticipated by most given the June B15 generation numbers were a product of May production largely when everyone was throttling every drop of production blissfully hoping for the double down play of a RIN spike and a BTC event.

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The Jacobsen on Twitter

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in News

TJ-twitterYou can now get real-time market updates by following the Jacobsen on Twitter. Don’t miss out on insider tips and news in biofuel, hides, soybean, and more. Find us at thejake1865 or @thejake1865

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Fluctuating Demands for Animal Fat Usage in Biodiesel

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Grain, News, U.S. and International Animal Fats & Protein

Click to enlarge[/caption]Animal fat usage for biodiesel production has been steadily increasing as production technologies have improved. Fat usage peaks in the summer when cloud point issues aren’t as much of a concern as they are during the cold, winter months. Over the last year, usage has become more volatile as availability and demand have fluctuated. Buyers have become more price sensitive and have the ability to switch feedstocks much more easily than in the past and more buyers are able to take advantage of cheaper prices or exclude material when prices become too high.
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