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 Products Chapter
The industry uses feedstock, such as wheat and sugar by-products and sorghum, to distil ethanol. The ethanol produced is treated as a homogenous commodity by major markets. The industry's products and services can be broken down by the manufacturing process used, which in turn affects the ability of producers to compete on price.
Ethanol distilled from starch
The industry is dominated by the manufacture of ethanol from the starches and other products remaining after wheat is processed. Major players have economies of scope in the use of wheat by-products, which are an output from wheat processing. This segment dominates the industry, as the largest production facilities are devoted to this production technology... purchase to read more