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Electric Vehicles, Political Distrust and Ethanol Demand

Last week, General Motors announced that in an effort to lower its emissions its goal will be to produce 40 percent of its car and light duty vehicles as electric powered. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFS) commented through a statement from CEO Geoff Cooper. I would encourage people to take these announcements with a grain of salt …. There is a lot of posturing going on right now with the new administration and these aspirational announcements are getting blown a little bit out of proportion. In the meantime, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has been pushing for collaboration with the biofuels industry to preserve liquid fuel market share, in part by blocking subsidies for electric vehicles as per the Bi...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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