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Lee Enterprises Consulting Forms Strategic Alliance with Top Feedstock and Financing Group
World’s Largest Biodiesel Consulting Group forms alliance with FCStone Merchant Services, LLC
“We are pleased to work with Lee Enterprises Consulting” says Nate Burk, Risk Management Consultant with FCStone, LLC. “Lee Enterprises Consulting has assembled a high skilled and impressive group of the top professionals in the biodiesel industry” says Burk. “They are the world’s largest and they continually move closer to being able to handle every biodiesel need. We are happy to be their selection with respect to feedstock financing.”
Wayne Lee, principal owner of Lee Enterprises Consultants says the new relationship fills a much needed niche in the industry. “As the world’s largest biodiesel consulting firm, we only look at affiliation with top individuals and groups that can complete our full service abilities” says Lee. He notes that all biodiesel plants have large operational capital demands for feedstock, and that the cash flow from such demand is a significant factor in the failure of biodiesel plants. “FCStone’s program allows plants an alternative to this huge capital investment in feedstock that we believe will significantly increase many plant’s bottom lines” says Lee. “I have known Nate and his leadership in the development of integrated risk management plans for biodiesel plants for some time” Lee continues, and “we are very proud to have FCStone as a strategic alliance and Nate as our contact within that group”.
ABOUT FCSTONE MERCHANT SERVICES, LLC. FCStone Merchant Services, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc., a Fortune 500 company providing customers across the globe with execution and advisory services in commodities, capital markets, currencies, asset management and more. FCStone Merchant Services, LLC is the company’s commodity financing and arbitrage arm that provides feedstock financing for plants which helps them produce maximum capacity. Affiliate FCStone, LLC’s Renewable Fuels Group's expertise covers the entire spectrum of activities related to renewable fuels, ranging from a full understanding of both inputs -grains, oilseeds/fats and energy - and outputs including ethanol, biodiesel, DDGS, and glycerin. Their proprietary database and historical knowledge provide customers with a huge competitive advantage, and their risk-management programs focus on building the margins needed to operate successful renewable fuels plants. For more information, visit www.intlfcstone.com.
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.: Lee Enterprises is a biodiesel consulting firm specializing in project oversight & management, feasibility studies, grants, business plans, and assistance with planning, market analysis, site evaluation, feedstock selection and procurement, process technology, evaluation, offtake distribution, RINs, financing, capital budgeting, cold soak, filtration, personnel, and contract negotiations (for feedstock, off-take, transportation, construction, site purchase/lease, and plant management). The group also owns National Business Brokerage, Inc., a full service business brokerage firm specializing in the buying and selling of biodiesel plants. Lee Enterprises, 1503 East Kiehl Ave., Sherwood, AR 72120. (501) 833-8511. www.lee-enterprises.com.