The thought of fuel brings to mind the traditional fossil-based fuels like petrol and diesel. In addition to those, there are other methods to generate fuels. One such category of fuels is called Biofuels, which often emerge as a by-product of other industrial and commercial processes. By standard definition, A biofuel is defined as the category of fuel which is produced through a biological process, rather than a natural geological process. For instance, an agriculture-linked process or an anaerobic method that is used to process biological matter may result in material that can be used as a biofuel. The most common form of biofule is biogas which is generated using manure and droplings of animals and other forms of digested organic materials. Other typical examples of biofuels include ethanol which is usually derived from agricultural produce like corn and sugarcane, vegetable oils and liquid animal fats that qualify to be called biodiesel, other forms of green diesel which emerge from algae and other sources of vegetation. Among the big basket of Biofuels stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Biofuels stocks? This article provides a list of Biofuels stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2021 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Biofuels stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 16, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Biofuels stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Biofuels sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) Aemetis, Inc (AMTX)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
Aemetis, Inc., incorporated on October 24, 2006, is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company. The Company is focused on the production of fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Aemetis. The California, CA-headquartered company Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Biofuels of 2021. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Major Chemicals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Aemetis has changed by 662.65 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.49 per share and year-to-date closing price of $18.99 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $54.32 million to $514.61 million during the same period. Along with Biofuels, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Major Chemicals, Basic Materials, Specialty Chemicals, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Aemetis continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Ethanol Production; Agribusiness and Energy Services; Food ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Green Plains. During the given months of the year 2021, Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 96.51 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Nebraska, NE-based Green Plains closed at a price of $13.17 per share, while it traded at a price of $25.88 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $469.62 million to $1.16 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Major Chemicals sector business.
Diamond S Shipping
Diamond S Shipping Inc. operates as a shipping company. The company operates through two segments, Crude Tankers and Product Tankers. It provides seaborne ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Diamond S Shipping. Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Diamond S Shipping Inc. (DSSI) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Energy sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Oil & Gas Midstream. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Diamond S Shipping has so far gained 51.5 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $6.66 per share and year-to-date price of $10.09 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $269.33 million to $408.17 million. The stock of Diamond S Shipping continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedsto ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gevo. At number four in the list of top stocks stands Gevo, Inc. (GEVO), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $4.25 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $6.33 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. It translates to a change of 48.94 percentage. The Colorado, CO-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $508.42 million to $1.25 billion. The Major Chemicals specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Green Plains Partners LP
Green Plains Partners LP provides fuel storage and transportation services. It acquires, owns, develops, and operates ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Green Plains Partners LP. The Omaha, NE-based Green Plains Partners LP (GPP) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Major Chemicals company. The stock of Green Plains Partners LP ended the previous year at a price of $7.95 per share. As of Apr 16, 2021, the stock price has reached $11.69 apiece, which indicates a change of 47.04 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Biofuels for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $184.51 million. It has now changed to $271.3 million as of writing.
Adecoagro S.A., incorporated on June 17, 2010, is a holding company primarily engaged through its operating subsidiaries in agricultural and agro-industrial activities. The Company is involved in a range of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Adecoagro. The Luxembourg-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Adecoagro S.A. (AGRO) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Biofuels sector. Classified as the Farming Seeds and Milling business, the stock price of Adecoagro ended the previous year at a price of $6.8 per share while it reached the level of $9.03 apiece as of Apr 16, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 32.79%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.06 billion.
Valero Energy Corporation (Valero), incorporated on June 8, 1981, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Companys segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Valero Energy. Based on the market-cap change from $23.07 billion to $29.64 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $56.57 per share to a price of $72.5 per share as of Apr 16, 2021, Valero Energy (VLO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 28.16 percentage. Standing at the number seven rank in the top performing list of Biofuels stocks, the San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy is categorized as the Integrated oil Companies sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
Bunge Limited operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates in five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Sugar and Bioenergy, and Fertilizer. The Agribu ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Bunge. Bunge Limited (BG) has moved by 27.51 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Non-Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $65.58 apiece to the price of $83.62 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 16, 2021. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Packaged Foods sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $9.16 billion to $11.79 billion over the same duration. Bunge is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Darling Ingredients Inc. (Darling), incorporated on December 13, 1962, is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Darling Ingredients. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Biofuels sector is taken by Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR). The company's stock price changed from $57.68 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $73.01 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 26.58 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Texas, TX-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company was from $9.35 billion to $11.91 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Biofuels sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; specialty a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pacific Ethanol. Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) generated percentage returns of 24.86 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $5.43 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $6.78 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $392.71 million to $490.34 million during the same period. The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Major Chemicals sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Biofuels sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.