Road gets bumpy for ethanol plants

O'Malley, Chris
December 2007
Indianapolis Business Journal;12/10/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 40, p1
The article reports on the implications of tightening economic margins for ethanol plants in Indiana. It is stated that the economic crisis could weed out many plants in the state. The state has six existing ethanol plants and six others under construction. The price of corn to make ethanol has increased, but purchases of ethanol by oil refiners have flattened. The worsening market conditions implies that there will only be one or two more built in the next several years.


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