Corn Skyrockets/Verenium Wins Grant

Today's biggest stories surrounding the sector:

- March Corn shot up 18 1/4 cents today to $5.43 1/4 per bushel. The rise was due to a record setting rally by both gold($975 per ounce) and oil($102.59 per barrel) as the U.S. dollar fell to a record low against the Euro. Ethanol on the CBOT managed to rise 3.9 cents to $2.359 per gallon. After today's trading, ethanol's crush spread has fallen to $1.17.

CBOT ethanol price
CBOT corn price
Crush spread
February 28th
January 2nd
December 18th
December 15th
 $2.08  $4.38
November 19th
 $1.81 $3.94  $1.12
October 16th
 $1.61 $3.74 $.77
September 1st
 $1.54  $3.69  $.62

-Verenium Corporation (VRNM) was awarded today one of the four grants available by the U.S. Department of Energy to "develop improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material into sugars suitable for the production of ethanol." Verenium will receive a nice slice of the $33.8 million available. Earlier in the year, Pacific Ethanol received a similar grant of up to $24.3 million to build a small-scale demonstration plant that will make ethanol out of wood chips.


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  • 2/29/2008 8:19 AM poetryman69 wrote:
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