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The purpose of the Ethanol Distribution Program (EDP) is to increase the number of service stations selling 10 per cent ethanol blended petrol (E10) and increase the volume of E10 sold and encouraged the sale of E10 at a lower price than regular unleaded petrol.

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The program provided Ethanol Distribution Grants of up to $20,000 for Australian retail service stations to reduce the cost of installing or converting infrastructure to supply E10.

Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless, slightly toxic chemical compound, and is best known as the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.
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May be you’ve decided to go into a new business, completed your market research and written your business plan. Now you’re ready to take the next step, but where do you begin with saving money in your business? It starts at the petrol pumps with ethanol...

If the Ethanol Distribution Program is not for your business use, you may consider the savings (ethanol or LPG fuels are always cheaper than other fuels) you may get if you invest your own money into the conversion of your vehicle(s) in your business to a Liquefied Petroleum Gas unit or use ethanol based fuel.

On the government website (http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/) you may find other schemes that may help your business.


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Ethanol Program Information

The Ethanol Distribution Program was announced on 14 August 2006. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of service stations selling 10 per cent ethanol blended petrol (E10), increase the volume of E10 sold and encourage the sale of E10 at a lower price than regular unleaded petrol.

The Ethanol Distribution Program provides grants of up to $20,000 for retail service stations to reduce the cost of installing or converting infrastructure to supply E10:

  • An Infrastructure Upgrade Grant of up to $10,000 for service stations that upgrade existing equipment or install new equipment to provide for the sales of E10. The work must be completed between 1 October 2006 and 31 March 2008.

  • A further Sales Target Grant of up to $10,000 for those retail service stations that have upgraded their site and that have reached a specified E10 sales target within 12 months of completing the upgrade.

The Sales Target Grant is only available to retail service stations that have received the Infrastructure Upgrade Grant.

In July 2006, the Customer guide and applications forms were updated to reflect the changes to the program and the extension of time for the eligibility period of the infrastructure upgrade.


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General Product Information

For more information on the operation of the Ethanol Distribution Program, call the AusIndustry hotline on 13 28 46.


Please ask there if the Ethanol Distribution Program still exists as the last version of the Ethanol Distribution Program is not showing on the government website (http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/) any more.


All the links (http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/) we had here for you are not valid anymore, sorry for any inconvenience...


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Business Tips

Some tips on how to avoid business failure:

  • Don't underestimate the capital you need to start up the business.

  • Understand and keep control of your finances - income earned is not the same as cash in hand.

  • More volume does not automatically mean more profit - you need to get your pricing right.

  • Make sure you have good software for your business, software that provides you with a good reporting picture of all aspects of your business operations.


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