20 September 2012 12:04 [Source: ICIS news]
Ethanol programmes in
Government support for ethanol-related biofuels has been lukewarm, with no national-level regulatory framework present to boost the programme, McNeill said.
"There are two levels of government control: the federal government rebates 38 cents/litre fuel excise on ethanol produced in Australia and regulates imports and exports, while the state governments operate separately, controling state fuel regulations and implementing mandates for blending," McNeill added.
There are two other active ethanol plants in
Several projects were put on hold following a severe drought in 2008-2009, which drove grain prices up.
Manildra's plans for a 300m litre/year expansion were shelved in March this year because of lack of government support, weak macroeconomics and water restrictions.
In addition, a 100m litre/year project in
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