Tag: Australia

New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

December 4, 2018 |

In Australia, Bioenergy Australia has released the Bioenergy State of the Nation Report (produced in collaboration with KPMG). The first state-of-the-nation assessment of the sector identifies Australia’s significant bioenergy opportunity and provides a criteria for kick-starting Australia’s bioenergy economy. The opportunity for Australia is significant and multi-faceted, offering a A$3.5 billion-A$5 billion investment opportunity, mostly […]

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Successful Carinata trial in Australia could see new industry bloom

Successful Carinata trial in Australia could see new industry bloom

November 8, 2018 |

In Australia, a successful growing trial of Carinata held in conjunction with Agrisoma BioSciences last year is boosting hopes for a future industry in the country looking for additional oilseed options beyond canola for both biofuels and other biomaterials. The crop’s resistance to diseases prevalent in canola such as white leaf spot and black leg […]

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Australia’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal seeking comments on proposed E10

Australia’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal seeking comments on proposed E10

October 15, 2018 |

In Australia, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its draft report on monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in fuel blends like E10. Ethanol-blended petrol has continued to become more widely available in NSW, with the number of nozzles dispensing E10, which contains 10% ethanol, higher than […]

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Australian researchers manipulate plant walls in hopes of easing biofuel production

Australian researchers manipulate plant walls in hopes of easing biofuel production

October 3, 2018 |

In Australia, researchers from the University of Melbourne show how plant walls could be manipulated in the future to change the way we produce biofuels, bioplastics and other biomaterials. In particular, understanding how to control the production of flexible primary walls, which support cell growth, has been an important goal for biologists. The sugar-based polymers […]

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Australia funds feasibility study for biorefinery to produce renewable fuels from sawmill residues

Australia funds feasibility study for biorefinery to produce renewable fuels from sawmill residues

October 1, 2018 |

In Australia, Mid North Coast of New South Wales could become home to the world’s first biorefinery turning sawmill residues into renewable diesel and renewable bitumen. On behalf of the Australian government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced up to A$500,000 in funding to Boral Timber, a subsidiary of Boral Ltd., to investigate the […]

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Virgin Australia announces successful results of biojet logistics trials at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia announces successful results of biojet logistics trials at Brisbane Airport

September 11, 2018 |

In Australia, Virgin Australia announced it has achieved an Australian first, with the successful completion of a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system. Working in partnership with the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport Corporation, US-based biofuel producer Gevo, Inc. and supply chain partners Caltex and DB Schenker, Virgin Australia […]

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ARENA awards Macquarie University researchers A$1.1 million to turn sugar intro hydrogen

ARENA awards Macquarie University researchers A$1.1 million to turn sugar intro hydrogen

September 10, 2018 |

In Australia, bacteria that turn sugar into hydrogen are being engineered by Macquarie University researchers who received a A$1.1 million grant from ARENA, the Australian government’s renewable energy agency. “There’s global interest in using hydrogen gas to produce electricity in hydrogen fuel cells, for example to power vehicles, heat buildings or provide electricity for industry,” […]

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Queensland teams on synthetic biology initiative

Queensland teams on synthetic biology initiative

September 6, 2018 |

In Australia, an A$4.5 million initiative to boost Australia’s synthetic biology capabilities will be built by The University of Queensland and CSIRO, helping drive advances in areas such as manufacturing, industrial biotechnology, environmental remediation, biosecurity, agriculture and healthcare research. The CSIRO – UQ Synthetic Biology Initiative involves a close collaboration between the CSIRO Synthetic Biology […]

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New South Wales under fire for reducing E10 consumption in fleet vehicles

New South Wales under fire for reducing E10 consumption in fleet vehicles

September 6, 2018 |

In Australia, the Australian Associated Press reports that documents obtained under freedom of information laws show the New South Wales government is using less and less E10 despite promising in 2012 that it would mandate the fuel for use in government fleet vehicles to help drive demand. The government is expected to come under fire […]

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ARENA funds feasibility study wood waste biorefinery in New South Wales

ARENA funds feasibility study wood waste biorefinery in New South Wales

August 29, 2018 |

In Australia, the Mid North Coast of New South Wales could become home to the world’s first biorefinery turning sawmill residues into renewable diesel and renewable bitumen. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to $500,000 in funding to Boral Timber, a subsidiary of Boral Limited, to […]

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