Green Plains Mulls Further Feedlot Deals - Wall Street Journal

July 31, 2014

Article by Jacob Bunge - July 30, 2014

Green Plains Inc. may buy more cattle feedlots after the ethanol maker expanded into the business last month with the purchase of a Kansas cattle yard, its chief executive said.

Running a feedlot has given Green Plains an outlet for some of its dried distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production that is used to feed livestock, and it has improved the company's views into the cattle markets generally, CEO Todd Becker said in an interview.

"So far we've liked the results of the cattle feeding business," Mr. Becker said. "It probably won't be the last one we buy."

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Green Plains Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call

July 22, 2014

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Lower prices the selling point for gas with higher ethanol content, but questions remain - Omaha World Herald

July 16, 2014

Article by Russell Hubbard - July 16, 2014

At a U-Stop gas station and convenience store in Lincoln last week, the pumps dispensing gasoline with 15 percent, 30 percent and 85 percent ethanol attracted a steady of stream of customers who have embraced blends higher than the E10 that has become a fixture at the nation’s fueling stops.

Higher-blend ethanol “is the right product for me,” said Mick Pierce, who was gassing up his minivan with E85. “I have 14 grandkids with sports and activities from southwest Lincoln to northeast Lincoln, so it saves me a little money.”


Maize price decline and export rise fire optimism of ethanol refiners - The Financial Times

June 9, 2014

June 8, 2014 - By Gregory Meyer

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Todd Becker, chief executive of Green Plains Renewable Energy, a large US ethanol producer, told the conference: “The EPA sent us the message: Go find yourself other demand. We did, and now the US is facing shortages because the world said: ‘I’ll take your fuel’.” Canada, a leading ethanol destination, has a 5 per cent biofuel blending mandate. Israel is also implementing a renewable fuel programme, Mr Becker noted.

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