Tag: Australia

Leaf Resources teams with Novozymes to boost yields of cellulosic sugar production

Leaf Resources teams with Novozymes to boost yields of cellulosic sugar production

December 8, 2016 |

In Australia, Leaf Resources announced a collaboration with Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ innovative biomass conversion technology. GLYCELL is a unique combination of well-established process engineering and advanced chemistry. The GLYCELL technology operates at low temperature and pressure, and uses crude […]

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Ribbon cutting to be held Monday at Southern Oil’s new advanced biofuels lab

Ribbon cutting to be held Monday at Southern Oil’s new advanced biofuels lab

December 8, 2016 |

In Australia, the small business minister is set to attend Southern Oil’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday where the company’s new $4 million advanced biofuels lab in Gladstone, Queensland will be officially opened. The lab is part of a wider $16 million investment in an advanced biofuels pilot plant that was announced earlier this year […]

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Australian company producing fuel from tire recycling

Australian company producing fuel from tire recycling

November 28, 2016 |

In Australia, Green Distillation Technologies has developed a method of destructive distillation to extract fuel from tires, such as a seven-ton tire used on mining machinery that can be broken down into 3,000 liters of fuel. The company hopes to ramp up production to 8 million liters by the middle of next year. The NOx […]

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Australian competition watchdog finds NSW drivers paid A$85 million extra for E10 in 2014/15

Australian competition watchdog finds NSW drivers paid A$85 million extra for E10 in 2014/15

November 28, 2016 |

In Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s found that drivers in New South Wales paid an extra A$85 million during 2014/15 compared to other parts of the country due to the state’s ethanol blending mandate. Sydney drovers chose to fill up on premium unleaded rather than E10 during that period. During the third quarter […]

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Dalby Biorefinery ramping up production to supply Queensland’s E3 mandate

Dalby Biorefinery ramping up production to supply Queensland’s E3 mandate

November 24, 2016 |

In Australia, United Ethanol’s Dalby Biorefinery is ramping up production ahead of Queensland’s 3% ethanol blending mandate coming into force January 1, boosting its demand for feed grain from local farmers. Demand next year should hit 200,000 metric tons, up from 180,000 tons this year and 140,000 tons last year. Last year the facility switched […]

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Australia’s Regulatory Landscape in relation to the Biofuels Industry

Australia’s Regulatory Landscape in relation to the Biofuels Industry

November 13, 2016 |

By Jeff Olling, Australia and Pacific Rim Consultant for Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Australian state and federal governments from both sides of politics have shown varying levels of support for the biofuels industry over the past few decades. In 2000, the federal government enacted the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (Cth), which […]

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Queensland to open EOI for biofuels production on Wednesday

Queensland to open EOI for biofuels production on Wednesday

November 8, 2016 |

In Australia, the Palaszczuk Government will target Australian and international biofutures investment to help boost the industry in regional Queensland. Speaking in Parliament Tuesday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that an Expression of Interest process to attract biofuels proponents to Queensland would start Wednesday. “We know if we want to unlock the jobs of tomorrow, we […]

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Australian start up starts production of its UCO-based drop-in fuel

Australian start up starts production of its UCO-based drop-in fuel

November 7, 2016 |

In Australia, production has begun of a UCO-based drop-in diesel fuel called Eco+ Biodiesel developed by chemical engineering classmates. Early clients are invited to purchase fuel from Biofuel Innovations at a discount of just 99 cents per liter for trial runs. The company’s process is said to use 50% less energy than traditional biodiesel production […]

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Leaf Resources raises $2.35 million shares placement

Leaf Resources raises $2.35 million shares placement

November 3, 2016 |

In Australia, Leaf Resources Ltd has successfully raised $2.35 million through a placement of shares to investors at $0.145 each. The funds raised from the placement will be used to advance the commercialisation of Leaf’s proprietary Glycell process, through the development of the company’s first commercial project. The Glycell process is an innovative technology that […]

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Fuel retailers angry about Australia’s new E10 rules

Fuel retailers angry about Australia’s new E10 rules

October 27, 2016 |

In Australia, a rule will be published on Friday requiring fuel retailers who sell more than 900,000 liters of gasoline per quarter will be required to offer E10 at the pump, well above the 250,000 liters per quarter that ethanol major Manildra had proposed. Fuel retailers are up in arms about the policy shift, saying […]

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