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Ethanol and Biofuel Production

SIC 2869  |  NAICS 325190

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Ethanol Fuel Production  (view report)
Biomass Power Generation  (view report)
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:

BBI International
Ethanol Producer Magazine
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for ethanol producers, with special features including the annual "Ethanol Industry Outlook" (January issue) which provides insights on current market conditions and expectations for the year ahead and beyond from the perspective of leading insiders involved in ethanol manufacturing, feedstock production, financial services, and technology.


Renewable Fuels Association
Ethanol Industry Outlook
https://ethanolrfa.org/

Annual industry outlook analyzes current market conditions and expectations for the year ahead, and includes information on production capacity, operating production, and installed and operating plants by state; co-product animal feed production and exports; ethanol imports and exports; and location, type of feedstock, production, and capacity for all U.S. production plants on an individual facility basis.


National Biodiesel Board
What is Biodiesel? / Using Biodiesel / Production
https://nbb.org/ / https://www.biodiesel.org/

Comprehensive reference source provides in-depth information on the biodiesel industry, with topics covered in various sections including what is biodiesel (basics overview, frequently asked questions, fact sheets, and reports database), using biodiesel (fuel quality guide, OEM data, handling and usage, and market segments), and production (quality standards, member plants, and production statistics).


Alternative Fuels Data Center, U.S. Department of Energy
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles
https://afdc.energy.gov/

AFDC provides data and information on alternative fuels including biodiesel and ethanol, with topics covered for these biofuels including feed stock production; U.S. production, consumption, imports, and exports; U.S. plant facilities, capacity, and production; biofuel incentives and laws by state; and renewable fuel standard (RFS2) mandates and credits (RINs) used to demonstrate compliance.


Freedonia Group
Motor Vehicle Biofuels: United States
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes U.S. production and demand at the manufacturers' level, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product segment for ethanol produced from raw biological materials (i.e., biomass) such as corn and other high-starch grains, biodiesel produced from vegetable oil or animal fat, and other biofuels such as renewable diesel.


Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Biofuels (Bioethanol and Biodiesel) - A Global Strategic Business Report
https://www.strategyr.com/

Comprehensive market research report provides in-depth analysis of the biofuels market in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast consumption in thousands of gallons for bioethanol and biodiesel, and manufacturers profiled including Cargill, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, POET Ethanol Products, and Valero Energy Corporation.


BizMiner
Market Analysis Report
https://www.bizminer.com

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.



Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Ethanol and Biofuel Production
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "32519"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:

IBISWorld
Ethanol Fuel Production
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.



Compensation and Salary Surveys

Ethanol Producer Magazine
In Depth: Industry Salary and Satisfaction Survey
http://www.ethanolproducer.com/  Search magazine archives for "salary"

Periodic salary survey provides an overview of participant demographics and includes salary ranges for fifteen job positions, with job titles covered by the survey including corporate management (e.g., owner, partner, president, CEO, and COO), general manager, controller/CFO, plant manager, plant engineer, lab manager, lab technician, lead operator, boiler technician, and maintenance technician.


PayScale, Inc.
Ethanol Manufacturing
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as chemical engineer, process engineer, control room operator, and chemical process operator, with manufacturers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including POET, LLC, Valero Energy Corporation, Pacific Ethanol, Inc., Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation, Green Plains, Inc., and ICM, Inc.



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