Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ethanol Fuel Production industry is running on fumes. The past five years have been good for the industry with production volumes rising. Revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 6.4% over the five years through 2014-15 to reach $277.9 million. However, most of this growth has been due to government assistance. The industry is characterised by its reliance on heavy subsidies in the form of fuels excise rebates.
Despite some growth over the past five years, the future for the industry is bleak. The 2014-15 budget proposed the scrapping of the excise rebate. A... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Ethanol Fuel Production industry has expanded significantly in Australia over the past decade. However, the majority of this growth can be attributed to government subsidies. Production volume grew and both employment and profitability are expected to have increased over the past five years. Ethanol production is an expensive and capital-intensive process. The industry generates revenue by selling ethanol to petrol refineries and selling the waste from ethanol production, which is turned into protein-rich feed for livestock. The production process has had little technological innovation over the past decade. Upstream farmers provide the industry with feedstock, mostly wheat. The produced ethanol is then blended with traditional petrol in downstream petrol refineries... purchase to read more