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The Bedford Report

February 14, 2011 08:46 ET

Despite Harsh Criticisms These Ethanol Companies Have a Bright Future

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Pacific Ethanol & BioFuel Energy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Driven by the US Clean Air Act and EPA regulations, the long term prospects for Ethanol companies such as Pacific Ethanol and BioFuel Energy are looking brighter than ever. These days, fossil fuels are losing favor, with alternative energies, including biofuel, gaining traction as legitimate energy sources. Not everyone is pleased however, as recent reports have surfaced blaming ethanol for the surging prices being paid at the supermarket. The Bedford Report examines the Ethanol Industry and provides research reports on Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) and BioFuel Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: BIOF). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-02-PEIX

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-02-BIOF

New EPA regulations set forth last month have likely solidified ethanol's future in gasoline. In January the EPA approved the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline in vehicles produced during 2001-2006. The EPA had already approved the 15 percent ethanol tolerance for vehicles made in 2007 or later. With the new guidelines, estimates are that the United States will need 15 billion gallons of ethanol per year by 2015 and around 36 billion gallons per year by 2022.

The Bedford Report releases regular market updates on the Ethanol Industry so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at www.bedfordreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.

The ethanol industry continues to face intense scrutiny from the media. The favorable US governmental policies that promote corn being used by U.S.-based ethanol plants have sent corn demand surging, leading many analysts to argue that ethanol is -- at least partially -- responsible for the higher corn prices. In fact a recent article from The Washington Post argues that biofuel played a "meaningful role" in the infamous 2008 food crisis.

Corn prices have more than doubled in the past 6 months. Since corn is used to feed-livestock, meat prices are expected to rise along with foods that include corn, such as cereals and bread.

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