Sewage water irrigation for biofuel crops trial making progress in Western Queensland

March 13, 2018 |

In Australia, treated sewer water is being used to irrigate sorghum, soybeans, sun hemp and leucaena in Cloncurry, Western Queensland in a trial project that is looking to find the best match for producing high yielding biofuel feedstocks that could serve as the foundation for a future bio-based industry. The first stage of the irrigation trial, should it be successful, would be scaled up in the next phase to between 400ha and 500ha but local authorities say tens of thousands of hectares could be opened up if a commercial project was developed.

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