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 2020 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 Dec 31, 2020, 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) Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
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. The California, CA-headquartered company Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Biofuels of 2020. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Major Chemicals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Pacific Ethanol has changed by 735.38 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.65 per share and year-to-date closing price of $5.43 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $35.95 million to $392.71 million during the same period. Along with Biofuels, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Major Chemicals, Energy, Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing, Oil, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Pacific Ethanol 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.
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. During the given months of the year 2020, Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 200 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the California, CA-based Aemetis closed at a price of $0.83 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.49 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $17.07 million to $54.32 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 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.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. produces biomass-based diesel and biofuel and develops renewable chemicals. The company utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Renewable Energy. Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Iowa, IA, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Chemicals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Renewable Energy has so far gained 162.78 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $26.95 per share and year-to-date price of $70.82 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $1.05 billion to $2.79 billion. The stock of Renewable Energy continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 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. At number four in the list of top stocks stands Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $28.08 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $57.68 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 105.41 percentage. The Texas, TX-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $4.6 billion to $9.35 billion. The Packaged Foods 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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. The Colorado, CO-based Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Major Chemicals company. The stock of Gevo ended the previous year at a price of $2.31 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $4.25 apiece, which indicates a change of 83.98 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Biofuels for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $31.29 million. It has now changed to $508.42 million as of writing. Gevo continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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. The New York, NY-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Bunge Limited (BG) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Biofuels sector. Classified as the Packaged Foods business, the stock price of Bunge ended the previous year at a price of $57.55 per share while it reached the level of $65.58 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 13.95%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $9.16 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Bunge in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, incorporated on May 2, 1923, is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. The Company manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Archer-Daniels-Midland. Based on the market-cap change from $25.8 billion to $28.05 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $46.35 per share to a price of $50.41 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 8.76 percentage. Standing at the number seven rank in the top performing list of Biofuels stocks, the Decatur, Illinois-based Archer-Daniels-Midland is categorized as the Packaged Foods sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Non-Durables 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.
FutureFuel Corp., incorporated on August 12, 2005, is the holding company of FutureFuel Chemical Company. FutureFuel Chemical Company manufactures diversified chemical products, bio-based products consisting of biofuels, and bio-based specialty ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of FutureFuel. FutureFuel Corp. (FF) has moved by 2.5 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $12.39 apiece to the price of $12.7 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Missouri, MO-based Major Chemicals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $541.98 million to $555.54 million over the same duration. FutureFuel is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
LyondellBasell Industries N.V., incorporated October 15, 2009, is a global chemical company. The Company manages its operations through five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas); Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI); ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of LyondellBasell. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Biofuels sector is taken by LyondellBasell (LYB). The company's stock price changed from $94.48 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $91.66 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -2.98 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Basic Industries sector company was from $31.5 billion to $30.61 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, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
The Andersons, Inc., an agriculture company, operates in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, and rail sectors in the United States and internationally. The company's Grain segment operates grain eleva ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of The Andersons. The Andersons (ANDE) generated percentage returns of -3.05 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $25.28 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $24.51 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $824.13 million to $808.3 million during the same period. The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Farming Seeds and Milling sub-category. Based in Ohio, OH, 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, Russell 2000 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.