Tag: Australia

Australia resumes biodiesel exports to US

Australia resumes biodiesel exports to US

May 8, 2016 |

In Texas, Genscape Vesseltracker detected a shipment of 4,200 tons (about 1.3 million gallons) of Australian biodiesel arriving at the Texas Terminals Wharf in the Houston area. According to the EIA, the U.S. hasn’t seen biodiesel imports from Australia since January 2013. Genscape’s most recent blog post, “Rare Biodiesel Import to the U.S. from Australia […]

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Manildra under continued fire for lobbying and manipulation to get blending mandate

Manildra under continued fire for lobbying and manipulation to get blending mandate

May 4, 2016 |

In Australia, Manildra is under fire for allegedly inflating numbers related to jobs in the ethanol sector in order to secure legislation requiring smaller fuel retailers to blend ethanol in New South Wales. The company told the better regulation minister that ethanol supported 3,000 direct and 20,000 indirect jobs. Media reports recently demonstrated that the […]

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Renewable Developments Australia receive A$3 million for cellulosic ethanol project development

Renewable Developments Australia receive A$3 million for cellulosic ethanol project development

May 2, 2016 |

In Australia, the national renewable energy agency has approved A$3 million in funding for Renewable Developments Australia to help offset early stage development costs for a proposed A$800 million 350 million liter cellulosic ethanol plant in North Queensland. The funding will go towards irrigation and crop trials for sugarcane and sweet sorghum as well as […]

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Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, a native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a proof-of-concept process to create high quality renewable biofuel from the […]

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Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a A$5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. Associate Professor Ian O’Hara, from QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, said the project would see […]

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Major A$700 million Queensland biofuel project stalled due to land clearing freeze

Major A$700 million Queensland biofuel project stalled due to land clearing freeze

April 27, 2016 |

In Australia, the planned A$700 million Pentland Bio-Energy Project has been sidelined by a new policy put in place by the Queensland government that has stalled land clearing around the state. The project would clear 15,000ha to grow irrigated sorghum and sugarcane for biofuel production and is supported by the federal government’s Clean Energy Finance […]

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Australia’s Muradel refocuses on tires and biosolids away from microalgae

Australia’s Muradel refocuses on tires and biosolids away from microalgae

April 26, 2016 |

In Australia, Muradel is refocusing its commercial scale up of its Green2Black technology not using microalgae as it had been originally but instead using tires and biosolids from municipal waste as feedstock. The company had hoped to get production cost to under A$1 per liter but hadn’t managed to get it under A$9.9 per liter […]

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Researchers say coconut biodiesel has lower impact on lungs than fossil diesel

Researchers say coconut biodiesel has lower impact on lungs than fossil diesel

April 11, 2016 |

In Australia, emissions from fossil diesel blended with coconut biodiesel has a markedly reduced impact on lungs than pure diesel, research from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology’s International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, and The Prince Charles Hospital. Researchers exposed cells that line the bronchial tubes to B5, B20 and pure fossil […]

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Algae.Tec scores new $1.138 million order from Reliance Group

Algae.Tec scores new $1.138 million order from Reliance Group

April 5, 2016 |

In Australia, Algae.Tec announced it has received increased works orders from its major client, Reliance Group, for the amount of $1.138 million. The orders are for detailed engineering services and the supply of equipment for thelatest innovations in Algae.Tec’s technology and to assist with the completion and commissioning of the pilot algae plant being built in […]

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Queensland to host A$16 million biorefinery pilot plant

Queensland to host A$16 million biorefinery pilot plant

March 29, 2016 |

In Australia, Southern Oil Refining is set to develop the country’s first advanced biofuels facility in Queensland with a A$16 million pilot plant that could be scaled up to 200 million liters per year of aviation and marine biofuel for civil and military use. Bagasse will be the feedstock for the facility. The country’s premier […]

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