Platts Unveils Comprehensive Biofuels News and Pricing Service
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A comprehensive array of news, market analysis and pricing is now available to the burgeoning biofuels sector through three new products from Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a premier source of benchmark price references.
“Platts has been covering biofuels for more than a decade in a variety of our publications,” said Leon Yeo, Platts general manager of petrochemicals, “but given the industry’s continuing growth in size, complexity and political importance, we are now putting a primary focus on biofuels and consolidating our content into a single line of products and services to serve the sector.”
Platts this week introduced the following services and products:
- Platts Biofuels Alert (PBF): a new comprehensive real-time service providing breaking news, market analysis, and Platts price assessments for global ethanol, biodiesel, MTBE(1) and European ETBE(2). The service consists of 60 live pages of prices, commentaries, regional plant operating and production rates, plant crushing rates and other associated content including U.S., Europe, Asia, South America ethanol and biodiesel. PBF is available through Platts’ proprietary platform, Platts on the Net, (POTN) and Platts’ distribution partners such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Global View and third-party platforms.
- Market Data-Biofuels: a flexible format, end-of day, data feed that facilitates trend analysis and financial modeling, giving access to global price assessments for ethanol, biodiesel, MTBE, and European ETBE and including renewable identification numbers or RINs(3). The data feed can be delivered directly by Platts as well as through its distribution partners. Historical and custom data sets are also available.
- Biofuelscan: a new end-of-day, daily PDF newsletter sent by email, containing Platts price assessments, commentary, charts and analysis of the global biofuels market, including ethanol, bioethanol, biodiesel, and ETBE.
With the exception of MTBE, Platts’ biofuels content previously published in Platts Global Alert and Platts Petrochemical Alert will now be published solely in Platts Biofuels Alert.
For more information on the new Biofuels services, to request a content sample or a free trial, please email this address: email@example.com. For more information on Platts and petrochemicals visit the website at www.platts.com.
(1) MTBE, or methyl tertiary butyl ether, is a fuel oxygenate used in gasoline to help it burn more cleanly
(2) ETBE, or Ethyl tert-butyl ether, is a fuel oxygenate used in gasoline to help it burn more cleanly
(3) RINs are a numeric code assigned renewable fuels produced in or imported into the US that must be compliant to the U.S. government’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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