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Ethanol Fuel Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Ethanol Fuel Production Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Infrastructure | Jul 2016

Out of fuel: Declining world prices for crude oil have pushed down industry demand

IBISWorld’s Ethanol Fuel Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Manildra Group Manildra Group market share
United Petroleum United Petroleum market share
Wilmar Sugar Wilmar Sugar market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ethanol Fuel Production industry is running on fumes. The industry has struggled to maintain market share over the past five years as the cost competitiveness of ethanol-blended fuel (EBF) has been squeezed by lower world crude oil prices and falling demand from the local Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing industry. Continued government subsidisation has been the principal factor supporting the industry. In 2014, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (now Office of the Chief Economist) suggested that without government assistance, the industry would collapse as it is otherwise economically unviable to produce ethanol as a substitute for petrol in Australia... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry produces ethanol for distribution nationally from three plants located in New South Wales and Queensland. Manildra Group produces ethanol from wheat feedstock in Nowra, NSW. This plant is estimated to account for 65.2% of the volume of domestic production.

Dalby Bio-refinery (United Petroleum) produces ethanol from sorghum feedstock in its plant at Dalby, QLD, and accounts for an estimated 22.1% of domestic production in 2016-17. Wilmar Sugar Australia produces ethanol using molasses feedstock at its Sarina distillery in Queensland and Wilmar accounts for an estimated 12.8% of domestic production in 2016-17, but has a productive capacity of more than twice this level (about 60 million litres per annum)... purchase to read more


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What is the Ethanol Fuel Production Industry?

Operators in this industry produce ethanol fuel. The industry concentrates on non-potable ethanol (ethyl alcohol) that is used as a motor fuel, mainly as a biofuel additive for gasoline.

Industry Products
Ethanol distilled from starchEthanol distilled from sorghumEthanol distilled from sugar by-products
Industry Activities
Ethanol fuel production

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