Tag: ARENA

Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

May 17, 2020 |

From the land down under arrives news of millions pouring in for renewable energy – $1.1 million (about $700K USD) funding pouring into renewable methane, $3 million (nearly $2 million USD) for building a world-first solar hydropower plant, and $1.7 million (a little over $1 million USD) to look at scaling up renewable hydrogen for […]

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ARENA seeking input for bioenergy roadmap

ARENA seeking input for bioenergy roadmap

April 28, 2020 |

In Australia, ARENA is developing a roadmap to identify the role that the bioenergy sector can play in Australia’s energy transition and in helping Australia further reduce our emissions. The Bioenergy Roadmap will help to inform the next series of investment and policy decisions in the bioenergy sector in Australia. An effective Bioenergy Roadmap requires […]

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ARENA grants nearly $700K to Yara and ENGIE for renewable hydrogen feasibility study

ARENA grants nearly $700K to Yara and ENGIE for renewable hydrogen feasibility study

February 25, 2020 |

In Australia, collaboration partners Yara International ASA and ENGIE have welcomed the announcement of nearly $700,000 (A$995,000) in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) towards their feasibility study, which is examining the potential to make renewable hydrogen technology work in industrial-scale facilities. Yara International is working towards making carbon-free fertilizer, and renewable hydrogen […]

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Australia to request ARENA to develop bioenergy roadmap

Australia to request ARENA to develop bioenergy roadmap

November 13, 2019 |

In Australia, the government has announced the development of a new roadmap to enhance the growth of Australia’s bioenergy sector and identify the role bioenergy can play in Australia’s future energy mix. Bioenergy is a renewable energy source created from organic and renewable materials, also known as biomass. Biomass can produce heat, electricity, biogas and […]

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Sawmill waste to biofuel under consideration for Federal Minister

Sawmill waste to biofuel under consideration for Federal Minister

August 26, 2018 |

In Australia, Federal Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, is visiting a timber mill near Port Macquarie to assess whether the sawmill waste could potentially be converted into biofuel for vehicles and tar for roads. A $1.2 million feasibility study will test the technical and financial viability of the proposal and, if successful, result […]

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant

November 20, 2017 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced A$4.03 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient. The project, totaling A$8.06 million, will aim to optimize biocatalysts targeted to more efficiently convert sugars to bioethanol for commercial production. Microbiogen’s project is expected […]

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency gives A$2.4 million grant for biorefinery project

Australian Renewable Energy Agency gives A$2.4 million grant for biorefinery project

June 28, 2016 |

In Australia, the country’s first biorefinery capable of producing renewable diesel and jet fuels from plant material could become a reality in Queensland with support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. ARENA is providing A$2.4 million in funding support for Southern Oil Refining to develop and construct a state-of-the-art biocrude and biofuel laboratory in Yarwun, near […]

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Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels to construct advanced lab in Queensland

Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels to construct advanced lab in Queensland

June 26, 2016 |

In Queensland, Southern Oil and JJ Richards & Sons, joint venture partners in the Northern Oil Refinery at Yarwun, near Gladstone, will construct  a multi-million dollar laboratory to support a Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant over the next few months. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) saidit would provide $2.37 million in funding to […]

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency grants Renergi $5.2 million for pilot plant

Australian Renewable Energy Agency grants Renergi $5.2 million for pilot plant

February 24, 2015 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced $5.2 million funding for Renergi to design and construct an innovative pilot scale biofuel production facility Perth. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the project would result in simple, cost effective production of renewable energy from biomass. “Renergi was created out of Curtin University to commercialise some […]

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Australian Government awards $10 million to Licella, Muradel as accelerator towards commercial scale

Australian Government awards $10 million to Licella, Muradel as accelerator towards commercial scale

March 1, 2013 |

Algae, drop-in fuels get a kick-start from $3.2 billion ARENA funds In Australia, two key projects focused on algae biofuels and drop-in fuels from wood biomass and residues took major steps forwards with an Australian Government investment of $10.0 million, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Program. The Minister for […]

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