How to Start Ethanol Business

Starting an ethanol business today is an excellent idea because statistics show that there will be an increase in production and demand for ethanol and other bio-fuels.

More and more people are now aware that there are alternatives to gasoline and diesel. You can expect customers to patronize your business in the near future.

Ethanol is now considered as a bio-fuel and even if only around 3% of the total world transportation makes use of this alternative, the future is quite promising. With this in mind, starting an ethanol business today can allow you to reap huge profits in the future. The production processes and feedstock choices vary. Don’t forget that technological innovations are underway. The ethanol business has a high chance to succeed because of the immense opportunities available today.

An excellent substitute for gasoline is ethanol. From 2007 to 2030, people can expect an increased in the production of bio-fuels. Feedstocks are now identified like algae, jatropha, etc. as well as new technologies like thermochemical methods – all these things can make ethanol production less costly. Ethanol is now used in the different countries of the world like USA, South America, India, and Europe. A lot of governments are now offering incentives for ethanol production and so this is a great opportunity to enter the industry. You can receive significant assistance that you can use for business startup like grants, subsidies, tax breaks, and other related incentives. It’s up to you whether you will invest a low or large amount for this kind of business.

For business owners who have limited finances, you can imply opt to distribute ethanol in your locality. You can also train people about the use of ethanol instead of gasoline or you can grow feedstocks in the small scale. Find out if seeds or sorghum, maize, corn, sugarcane, or sugar beet are readily available in your country. Of these things are available, then you can start ethanol production. A small scale business may have a chance to succeed especially if a lot of people in your community are open to using alternative bio-fuels. You can also enter the industry with a medium size ethanol business. You can set up manufacturing plants for chemicals/enzymes, components or accessories, and related products. Large scale opportunities are also available where you can set up large manufacturing plants, transportation segments, and other related opportunities

Try to inquire at the local government is they are currently offering programs and incentives to those who want to start an ethanol business. If they are, determine the needed requirements and licensing. Since the use of ethanol is still limited, you need to comply with the business requirements so that you can operate the business smoothly and with fewer worries. Learn everything you can about the industry and in running a business.

181 Comments

  • jecy nnamdi said on January 7, 2011
    i want to start an ethanol business in enugu, nigeria. we have lot of corn, maize and sugarcane in nigeria. how do i begin?
  • vikram said on May 30, 2011
    i want to start an ethanol business in villupuram where many sugar factories are there. in mainly medical used methanol
  • vasanth said on July 20, 2011
    I am interested to start this ethanol business. Please provide me more details. Thanks,
  • Chinedu said on November 11, 2011
    I want to start ethanol in Enugu state Nigeria. we have a lot of corn,cassava,sugar cane.but i don't know how to start
  • rhea said on November 20, 2011
    I'm from the Philippines. My husbands' family owns a sugarcane plantation and i want to start an ethanol business. Please provide me with more details. Thank you.
  • SUJIT MANDLECHA said on January 27, 2012
    I WANT TO START ETHANOL MANUFACTURING IN MAHARASHTRA INDIA. HERE WE HAVE LOT OF GRAINS ALSO SUGAR CANE. HOW DO I START WITH. PLEASE FURNISH ME WITH DETAILS HOW DO I START WITH. REGARDS, SUJIT MANDLECHA 9673396999
  • senthil said on March 14, 2012
    I want to start ethanol Business in my state.How do i start with this business please call me 09715151059 tamilnadu.
  • ebenezer akinleye said on April 19, 2012
    How do I start up this ethanol business in abuja town and environs. And what minimum capital required to start up as small scale?
  • ishwardas shete said on April 26, 2012
    i want to start ethanol business in pune maharastara.
  • matilda said on May 18, 2012
    i want to start ethanol production in edo state,using cassava as my source, pls how do i go about it and the lowest cost.
  • Shinde Saurabh said on June 3, 2012
    Dear Sir, We are from Sangli, Maharashtra , India. Our Area is well known as Sugar Belt Area. We are looking for small scale ethanol Plant. Kindly suggest, Technology & know how, Thanks & Regards,
  • santosh ammanna said on July 24, 2012
    Dear sir, I'm an engineering graduate from BIDAR district, KARNATAKA state, INDIA. i want start a small scale ethanol production plant range between 20 to 50 lakhs in my region because in our district lot sugar cane is produced yearly so i'm requesting you to please send me the details of project. if its too costly project then please send me how to do the trading of ethanol and to whom i sell this ethanol. Regards santosh ammanna bidar karnataka india
  • sharanukadale said on August 5, 2012
    i am from bidar district Karnataka here so many sugar industries is there so i am interested to do this ethanol production so give me your advise please...........
  • sharanukadale said on August 5, 2012
    dear friends any body wants to starts this business please call me 9480932939
  • Owhrode oke said on August 5, 2012
    The name of the company is mic petroleum delta state. How can i start an ethanol production plant using algae
  • Arun said on August 11, 2012
    please tell me sources from where ethanol can be produced. what is the expected project cost. I am from Haryana, India.
  • Pankaj said on August 17, 2012
    I want to start ethanol plant small scale plz let me know . And i would like to start in bidar district region .
  • sandeep gautam said on September 14, 2012
    dear , Sir , I want to start biofuel project in utter pradesh . biodiesel or ethanol . Plz guide me where's I purchase distiller equipments .
  • Rajeshwar said on September 25, 2012
    Dear Sir/Madam, Please send me the details of how to start Ethanol Business. I want to set up factory in Maharashtra. Looking forward to your prompt and positive reply. Thank you. Rajeshwar
  • Kasey Olusanya said on October 3, 2012
    Would like to know how much it would cost to start corn to ethanol in canada 500 acres of land
  • Kuldeep said on October 27, 2012
    I am in Agri business I wanna Small Scale Ethanol Plant Kindly Guide me About Cost Op Plant For
    1. Ethanol From Sugarcane
    2. Ethanol From Paddy Straw
    3. Ethanol From Sweet Potato
  • Pratik vishnu waghmare said on November 10, 2012
    Hi sir..i want to start ethanol business in sangli dist..there are lots of sugar factory....pls call me on 9561890864 pls..
  • NEMACOL said on November 13, 2012
    I expect to see technical information like- factory size, raw materials, equipments and feasibility, capital outlay and of course, buyer markets. pls send to my e~mail.
  • Darshan said on December 16, 2012
    hi sir i am a mechanical engineering student in Bangalore , india. want to know full details how to start an ethanol plant and how much does it may costs
  • nduka said on December 17, 2012
    I wish to start a cassava ethanol plant in Abia state of Nigeria as this has been my long time dream especially for its domestic use ie cooking. I'll like to know what it entails and the costs of the plant and the cooking stove, Also, the methods of applying bio gasoline to generators and cars
  • gurdeep singh said on December 24, 2012
    dear, sir/madam i have business of emu farming in the name of emu farming and research pvt. ltd. now i want to start business of ethanol production on large scale plz give full information about this business. i shall be very thankful for your kind service
  • Ahmad said on December 25, 2012
    Hi sir, Can you tell me how can i find a small factory manufacture to make ethanol from sugarcane? what company produce alcohol factory? with regard.
  • mallikarjun said on January 3, 2013
    Please suggest to how about this business in Bidar , karnataka -India
  • Kayode said on January 4, 2013
    Kindly provide me with the detail information on how do I get started this ethanol business in Lagos,Nigeria. And what minimum capital required to start up on a small scale? Thanks in anticipation of your kind assistance.
  • Ijeoma Bridget isreal said on January 7, 2013
    I live in uyo,akwa ibom state,Nigeria.I sell ethanol,but I really want to start a plant of my own, pls can you give me guide line on how to start production of ethanol in small scale. we have potatoes and sugar. incase any other person in Nigeria is interested,I don't mind we partner together, so u can reach me on this number-08021075822.
  • Divakar said on January 19, 2013
    Dear sir, This is Diwakar, I want to start making fuel from sugar cane, Kindly help me regarding start an ethanol plant and how much does it may costs, subsidy, related information,kadur(taluk), chickmagalur, karnataka, India
  • Abhishek Kumar said on February 5, 2013
    is it is possible to produce ethanol from litchi and apple. i want to set up an industry to produce ethanol my beginning amount for opening the project is 10-15 lakhs. Please advice me. Yours sincerely, Abhishek Kumar
  • selvakumar said on February 22, 2013
    sir my house his behind the koyambedu market their is more vegetables and fruits waste their I have tested and i have prepared 250ml of ethanol in my house laboratory but i want to make it in large scale i have land also in my village please give your suggestion
  • nitin patil said on March 4, 2013
    hi, i am from jalgaon district, maharashtra, india i want to start ethanol project, plz tell me the costing of project and other details
  • syed said on April 2, 2013
    hi this syed, i am interested in this can u send me the full details about this.
  • Mr.Appanna S.H said on April 3, 2013
    Dear Sir, Pls can you help me to seek the subsidies & incentives for the 45klpd ethanol project plants in our existing sugar unit. If any Central & State Govt. supports with respect to this pls give the information to me. Warm regards, Appanna, 9632068300
  • martinsezeh said on April 4, 2013
    Dear sir may i get ideas on whats it will take to start ethanol business ,since i get the money and looking on what to invest it on Please complies in next. THANKS
  • GEORGE NUNOO said on April 9, 2013
    I want to know where Martin Sezeh is writing from, so we can partner since he is lucky to have the money. Am writing from Ghana. I have the business plan of ethanol plant, i have even gone ahead to contact the companies that manufacture ethanol plants and they have given me the price quotation for their machines. Lets talk as early as possible. +233249677461 is my cell number. Thanks
  • yashwanth said on April 22, 2013
    sir actually i'm from bangalore i was quite interested in starting any of my own business ,though im an biotechnology student and i was planning t start any transport business by setting up my own office ... i came to know about the ethanol production ,even i thought that i am familiarize with fermentation and all. why cant i set up this business . so i want the marketing details and what would be the initial investment as well ethanol producing company in bangalore for starting this industry so if you can please send me the details what i have asked means i will be thankful for you...
  • harshal sudhaker sonawane said on April 24, 2013
    dear sir, i am from nashik maharashtra India . I want to start my small scale unit of ethanol manufacturing but don't know about detail . Please help me.
  • William said on April 24, 2013
    Hi I'm from Indonesia. I'm very interest with this ethanol business . Yet the ingredients are already here in my country ,many . I need the knowledge and more information . hopefully sir ,we can make a good cooperation
  • khushbu said on April 27, 2013
    Let me know the detail for opening the bioethanol plant in gujarat.
  • sarvesh gupta said on May 2, 2013
    plz show me how the ethanol is made with maize
  • RAM KUMAR said on May 4, 2013
    I AM LIVING AT AGRA, U.P.(INDIA), WHICH IS A HIGH POTATO PRODUCTION AREA; DUE TO ABUNDANCE OF THIS RAW MATERIAL, I AM INTERESTED IN SET-UP A POTATO PROCESSING PLANT, WHICH IS PRODUCING FLAKES, VODKA ALONGWITH BIO-ETHANOL. SO, IF U CAN PROVIDE PROJECT REPORTS WITH PROPER ESTIMATES, I CAN PAY U THE APPROPRIATE FEE.
  • Mercy said on May 4, 2013
    I want to start a small scale ethanol production plant in Lagos Nigeria. we have an abundant of raw materials here. please how can i start. i need the details.
  • G N Dayananda said on May 9, 2013
    I want the following details. How many number of sugar factories in Karnataka? How many sugar factories producing ethanol in Karnataka? What is the total quantity of Ethanol producing in Karnataka? How much quantity of ethanol blending with petrol by OMC companies
  • Anand said on May 12, 2013
    Howrah, West Bengal pin-711316. Willing to setup small scale ethanol factory. Please provide a sample project report with tentative cost. I am already having 1.5 acre of land
  • Siddig Eissa Ahmed said on May 14, 2013
    I want to start a pilot project producing ethanol from sweet sorghum. The area is about 100 hectares, please advice whether such a factory is available and from where I can get and tentatively how much does it cost. Kind Regards, Dr. Siddig Eissa Ahmed
  • Vedang Dharashive said on May 21, 2013
    I am interested in starting small scale ethanol plant. need more information on this.
  • akano oluseun michael said on June 19, 2013
    I need your professional support on how to start ethanol business. I want to be producing it from cassava, i need your technical support. I am in Port Harcourt city, Nigeria, West Africa. Regards, Akano O M +234-8032410256
  • Lambert said on June 24, 2013
    I am a Nigerian. I live in Lagos area very close to Ogun state where cassava is very plentiful; so please, i want you to send me a full detail on how i can produce ETHANOL even if i have to pay for it i will gladly pay you for it, because, i'm already into buying and selling of ETHANOL. My phone No. is '+2348036097715' I will be very glad if you help me by sending the details to my phone. God bless you for helping me.
  • Jay said on June 30, 2013
    Hi, If anyone of you will be starting a Bio Fuel Business I would love to be part of it as creating an alliance with supplying cassava from the Fiji Islands. Contact me on my email: business679@hotmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you and all the best.
  • k.a.palaniappan said on July 26, 2013
    i like to have your help to do ethanol sales in retail
  • Brijesh said on August 5, 2013
    We are masters in setting up a Ethanol plant across world, if any one want to have more details plz get in touch with us on byash.enterprises@gmail.com, we will get back to you.
  • Brijesh said on August 5, 2013
    Hey Hii Nitin Patil, are you still looking to set up a ethanol project plz get back to us on byash.enterprise@gmail.com, we will guide you further on your requirement.
  • arjun vyawahare said on August 9, 2013
    i want to start small scale ethanol production i'm maharashtra india. plz help out abt the details investment n all...
  • bakul said on August 11, 2013
    I am interesting in ethanol business, I want to start in surat , gujarat , india
  • RUKNUDEEN.N said on August 23, 2013
    I want to start ethanol business at villupuram district. I need more details. Please provide the details. Regards N.Ruknudeen. 9486306693
  • Sarath Babu said on September 19, 2013
    Hi , I am from KErala , India . I like to start a small scale ethanol manufacturing with a budget of 20 lakhs in my state from Rice Staw. I have the technology but dont know about the licenses required. Please advice regarding the ( 09809023300 )
  • larry rufus said on October 7, 2013
    can you pls furnish me with details of small scale sugarcane ethanol machine source and pricing. i am from Lagos, Nigeria. Thanks
  • manikanta said on October 23, 2013
    hi, i want to a ethanol plant in my place because here there is mass production of corn and sugarcane.
  • Ashish said on December 4, 2013
    Hi can any one help me in setting up a plant in hyderabad? Thanks, 9989201235
  • Seema said on December 7, 2013
    Kindly guide me in setting up a plant. The investment & infrastructure requirement for the same. best regards
  • Bilal Raza said on December 11, 2013
    kindly guide me the cost of ethanol plant i wanna start the business of ethanol production. ethanol from sugarcane, tomatoes, peels
  • atul said on December 31, 2013
    sir, i want to start ethanol production in small scale, sir send me a details of ethanol production, technology, equipments
  • vikram said on January 8, 2014
    sir, i want to start ethanol production in kolhapur in small scale, so please send me a details of ethanol production, technology, machinery cost & marketing setup. Regards, vikram
  • mandar said on January 14, 2014
    Sir, i want to start this business at small scale, kindly send me all the details in this regard.
  • sarvesh gupta said on January 21, 2014
    dear sir/madam, i want to set up a ssi unit in India i.e in adilabad dist vary back word dist of india kindly give me technology and machinery sup player of it kindly help me
  • Rocky Patel said on January 23, 2014
    I am very interested in ethanol business. so plz send me totally details about ethanol plant in Gujarat. I want to start with big scale production. now I am working with ethanol plant in Surat. Gujarat. so plz send me which type of project is best for cost side and also for demamd. thank u very much. vande matram.
  • Dipinti Patel said on January 25, 2014
    Sir, i am a girl and want to start ethanol production from sugar cane in narsinghpur m.p. in small scale, so please send me a details of ethanol production, technology, machinery cost & marketing setup and other rules and regulation detail as soon as possible.
  • Rohan said on February 21, 2014
    Sir, I am interested in small scale ethanol production by using corn in Maharashtra. So tell me feasibility of project. Machinery price, land requirement and cash credit as a working capital. that is total project cost. Payback period, government subsidies, bank financing details.
  • Rohan said on February 21, 2014
    Also tell me demand of produced ethanol by using corn. Who are buyers after production. What is production cost of ethanol. Minimum and maximum sell price of ethanol in market of maharashtra and other countries.
  • Allen Mathew said on March 4, 2014
    Hi, I would like to open a corn sugar factory in karnataka or andrapradesh. What will be the minimum expenditure to open a factory. Awaiting for ur prompt reply. Thanks & Regards A.Mathew 8884688862
  • hemant jagdale said on March 16, 2014
    I am interested start this business plz give me full information and details of this ethanol business ok bye
  • Mike Moses Okaba said on April 12, 2014
    Good day Sir, hope u are doing great. Am a final year student of Chemical Engineering department Kaduna Polytechnic Nigeria. My project topic is to produce bio ethanol from guinea corn husk and rice husk. Am 50% done with the whole process. I will really like to set up a small scale production factory that will be producing bio ethanol. Because currently am working as a Quality Controler "QC" in a big firm dt produce detergent, laundry soap, toilet soap etc. And we use a lot of ethanol in carring out our analysis in the lab. I have also discover dt other companies do same thing. So I want to start the production of bio ethanol so dt I will be selling it to my company and other company at a cheaper price. Pls I will like you to give me details on how much it will cost me to set up a 50litres/day bio ethanol production factory. Thanks and God bless.
  • vijay prabhakar chaudhari said on June 13, 2014
    I want to sale my ethanol plant, from _sakri dist_dhule (m.h) contact 9604201777
  • mahesh patel said on June 22, 2014
    i am interested to start business ethanol manufacturing plant surrounding gujrat, maharastra want some potential information and detail provide me as early as possible.
  • h.y.sonnad said on June 22, 2014
    I AM INTERESTED TO START THE ETHANOL MANUFACTURING PLANT BECAUSE THE NEAREST SUGAR PLANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN UTTAR KARNATAKA PLEASE GIVE ME INFORMATION
  • Srinivas said on June 22, 2014
    Hi, i am from mumbai. i want to start ethanol manufacturing plant. plz can u give me information on raw material and initial investment requires to start a small plant. Srinivas 09890111053.
  • Shiv Umap said on June 24, 2014
    Hi, I am interested in Ethanol production business. So kindly guide me about all the aspects related to this in detail.
  • owen said on June 25, 2014
    Hi, i am interested in starting an ethanol processing factory at the outskirts of lagos state, but i don't know if i will need a license from the ndlea or nafdac or other government agencies. Please if you have an idea about it, i will appreciate it. Thank you.
  • Prasad N.Ghotekar said on July 18, 2014
    I WANT TO START ETHANOL MANUFACTURING IN NASHIK (MAHARASHTRA INDIA). HERE WE HAVE LOT OF GRAINS ALSO SUGAR CANE, corn. HOW DO I START WITH. PLEASE FURNISH ME WITH DETAILS HOW DO I START WITH. REGARDS, SUJIT MANDLECHA, 9604985762
  • RITESH kole said on July 23, 2014
    I want to know subsidies for ethanol business in Maharashtra(sangli) and its starting requirements and investment plz send me all detail for this business.
  • MADAN said on July 23, 2014
    I want to start my business. pls send me entire details for ethanol setup and its marketing. my no-9404657062, waiting for your reply sir. thank you
  • V VENKATESH VENU GOPAL said on August 6, 2014
    Dear sir, I'm an engineering graduate from Hyderabad, INDIA. i want to start a small scale ethanol production plant range upto 25 lakhs in Guntur District, A.P. so i'm requesting you to please send me the details of project in respect of the following :
    1. Ethanol From Cassava
    2. Ethanol From Corn
    3. Ethanol From Paddy/Corn /other agri STRAWs
    Call me @ my no.98486653116
  • Abhishek Pandey said on August 23, 2014
    mumbai and lucknow, please forward whatever ideas and plans that would help me as i have made up my mind to enter in this business, all the help and guidance is most welcomed
  • ishan said on August 24, 2014
    I require more details about this. my location is mp.
  • ishan said on August 25, 2014
    I want to start a ethanol manufacturing plant. plz guide me with the details for ethanol by corn.
  • vinod shitole said on August 27, 2014
    I want to start a ethanol manufacturing small scale plant. Pl guide me with the details for ethanol by corn & others agro waist material. Thanks sir.
  • swaraj wavhal said on August 30, 2014
    hello I want to start the ethanol manufacturing small scale plant, so I want a proper guidance so plz help me... my cont. no is 9021115151; 9890906390
  • Sampatkumar yadav said on September 3, 2014
    i want to start small scale ethanol production from corn. I am from maharashtra india. I can invest 10 to 20 lakh. plz help out abt the details investment n all...
  • Stuart McMullan said on September 10, 2014
    Could you please forward me more information regarding the ethanol business. Thanks & regards, Stuart
  • Al said on September 12, 2014
    Hello. I want to start a cassava based alcohol business, 10.000 liter/day. Please contact us.
  • Sandip Sinde said on September 18, 2014
    Dear Sir/Madam, I want to start ethanol manufacturing plant in Pune. please furnish me with some potential information, Investment Cost report detail provide me as early as possible.
  • friday said on September 27, 2014
    i am a biochemist i did my project on production of ethanol with sugar. if you need any information call +2348138123869
  • Amit said on October 2, 2014
    hi , I want to start my own ethanol production business in my village near to Amravati , maharastra please give me information about production an market
  • Sushil R Patil said on October 3, 2014
    Dear Sir/Madam, I want to start ethanol production business with sugarcane and corn at Belgaum district, Karnataka. Please furnish me with some potential information, minimum Investment Cost report
  • Patrick Mensah said on October 7, 2014
    Hello, We need a reliable contact and buyer for Ethanol Alcohol from Europe. 96% pure. Any interested wholesale buyer or Retail buyer should contact. 00971508748761 Thanks
  • Rahul said on October 8, 2014
    Dear sir, This is Rahul Arora from punjab . I want to setting ip a project of Ethanol Project at Punjab. plz help us to start the ethanol project from potato. Plz send me the details from production, cost of plant & Machinery and marketing set up.. plz contact me at this No. 09915647707, 07508026734, 09988622003. Regards, Rahul Arora
  • Freddie Hebert said on October 26, 2014
    New Self Sustaining Ethanol system available, Ethanol and Organic Protein produced in a closed loop system with very little inputs , Feedstock is a worldwide starch based aquatic plant , We provide design build systems and off take agreements.

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