Inside December 2008

Features

Sizing Up the Soybean Market

BY Susanne Retka SchillNew currents are influencing the soybean market-crude oil has a bigger influence than ever before, the relationship with corn is changing, global food and feed demand growth is slowing while U.S. food use declines. READ MORE

Transition Period

BY Ron KotrbaThe federal renewable fuels standard calls for 500 million gallons of biomass-based diesel to be used in 2009. Many questions remain as to how this will play out. READ MORE

Politics, Prices and Public Support

BY Kris BevillThe biodiesel industry survived a tough 2008 and can look forward to a new year full of challenges and opportunities. Biodiesel Magazine spoke with industry representatives about the major issues facing biodiesel producers in 2009 and how they plan to address those concerns. READ MORE

Glycerin's Role in 2009

BY Erin VoegeleGlycerin markets are expected to remain volatile throughout 2009. Factors such as the global economic crisis and falling commodity prices are expected to have an impact on pricing, supply and demand for crude and refined glycerin. In addition, crude glycerin imports from Southeast Asia, Europe and Argentina may continue to pressure prices. READ MORE

Bees Essential for Biodiesel

BY Anduin Kirkbride McElroyPollinators are vital to agriculture yet are often taken for granted. The number of pollinators has been steadily declining, a dismal prospect that could have unexpected consequences for oilseed crop production and bioenergy as a whole. READ MORE

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