Tag: Australia

Nearly all of Australia’s canola exports seen headed to EU for biofuel feedstock

Nearly all of Australia’s canola exports seen headed to EU for biofuel feedstock

January 31, 2017 |

In Australia, Lachstock Consulting says 2.36 million metric tons of the 2.87 million tons of canola the country is expected to export this year is likely to go to the European Union for use as biofuel feedstock due to lack of GM crops. Japan and China will also import insignificant volumes for human and animal […]

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Queensland RFA teams with regional association to drive biofuel industry in the region

Queensland RFA teams with regional association to drive biofuel industry in the region

January 25, 2017 |

In Australia, Queensland Renewable Fuels Association announced a partnership with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, which promises to drive consistent growth of the burgeoning biofuels industries in the region. The reciprocal membership is reflective of the association’s strong business relationships in South-East Queensland, enhancing support for, and direct engagement with, renewable fuel projects throughout the […]

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Australian feedlot operators claim E3 artificially pushing up grain prices

Australian feedlot operators claim E3 artificially pushing up grain prices

January 24, 2017 |

In Australia, cattle feedlot operators are concerned that Queensland’s 3% ethanol mandate will push up prices for feed during years of poor cereals harvests considering the inelastic demand for grain to produce fuel. The industry’s association has referred to “artificial inflationary pressures” on grain prices due to demand from ethanol producers which it says is […]

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Dalby biorefinery running at 100% on back of Queensland’s E10 mandate

Dalby biorefinery running at 100% on back of Queensland’s E10 mandate

January 16, 2017 |

In Australia, the Dalby biorefinery producing ethanol from grain sorghum has pulled back from the edge of disaster thanks to the implementation of the E10 blending policy in Queensland and has been running at full capacity ever since it came online earlier this month. With expected demand of 200,000 metric tons of sorghum this year, […]

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Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

January 12, 2017 |

In Australia, Renewable Developments Australia has launched a tender to supply the ethanol it will produce from the first of five ethanol facilities planned in Queensland, using sugarcane and sweet sorghum. The 190 million liter per year facility is located near the town of Charters Towers and has come to the final stages of financial […]

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Queensland says 100 companies have expressed interest in building biorefineries

Queensland says 100 companies have expressed interest in building biorefineries

January 4, 2017 |

In Australia, 100 companies have filed Expressions of Interest to build commercial-scale biorefineries in Queensland following the Premier’s call to develop the industry in order to supply the US Navy among other customers. Companies have until January 18 to submit EoIs. In addition to the Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, the Queensland government […]

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RACQ rejects concerns Queensland’s E3 mandate will boost pump prices

RACQ rejects concerns Queensland’s E3 mandate will boost pump prices

January 2, 2017 |

In Australia, as Queensland introduced its E3 blending mandate on January 1, some opponents voiced concerns that smaller retailers who couldn’t afford to have three pumps with regular unleaded, E10 and premium unleaded would opt to eliminate the regular unleaded pump as was the case when New South Wales implemented a similar mandate. That forced […]

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Queensland’s E3 mandate to begin January 1

Queensland’s E3 mandate to begin January 1

December 29, 2016 |

In Australia, the introduction of the Queensland Biofuel Mandate, on Jan. 1, is not only set to give consumers cleaner fuel choices at the pump but allow them to choose fuel made in Queensland, Australia. The mandate means liable fuel retailers will be required by law to ensure up to 3 percent of their total regular […]

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Australian biodiesel industry hit hard by low fossil diesel prices and shifting policies

Australian biodiesel industry hit hard by low fossil diesel prices and shifting policies

December 28, 2016 |

In Australia, a combination of low fossil fuel prices and shifting government policies have helped to sink the country’s biodiesel industry, leaving many producers large and small in the lurch. Most of the country’s biodiesel is produced from UCO or waste tallow, but without the benefits of excise duty exemptions or blending mandates regulating demand […]

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Queensland sets new ethanol, biodiesel mandates for 2017

Queensland sets new ethanol, biodiesel mandates for 2017

December 23, 2016 |

In Australia, from January 1, 2017 Queensland liable fuel retailors will be required by law to ensure that up to 3 per cent of their total regular unleaded and ethanol-blended petrol sales each quarter are bio-based fuels, such as ethanol. Biodiesel is a part of this mandate and requires 0.5 per cent of all diesel […]

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