Tag: Australia

Australian researchers find agave better for ethanol production than sugarcane

Australian researchers find agave better for ethanol production than sugarcane

April 1, 2020 |

In Australia, the agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia’s transport fuel shortage, a team of researchers at the University of Sydney, University of Exeter and University of Adelaide has found. In an article published this week in the Journal of Cleaner Production, […]

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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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Australian researchers score grant for forestry waste bioenergy research

Australian researchers score grant for forestry waste bioenergy research

February 13, 2020 |

In Australia, pine plantations from Gympie to Bundaberg will be at the center of research to turn logging offcuts and treetops into bioenergy and other bio-based products. The joint project between University of the Sunshine Coast’s Forest Industries Research Centre and Queensland’s largest forest plantation owner, HQPlantations, has received a A$50,000 research grant from the […]

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Construction begins this week at Australia’s $1.35 billion biorefinery

Construction begins this week at Australia’s $1.35 billion biorefinery

February 6, 2020 |

In Australia, Bloomberg reports that construction begins this week for the $1.35 billion agricultural waste-to-energy facility in Katunga, Victoria, the first project of the kind in the country. The groundbreaking took place last week. Katunga Fresh who produces hydroponic tomatoes will use the energy to expand its greenhouse production. By 2023, crop waste from 75,000 […]

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LaderaTech inks agreement to deploy biobased FORTIFY preventative wildfire solution, as wildfires rage in Australia

LaderaTech inks agreement to deploy biobased FORTIFY preventative wildfire solution, as wildfires rage in Australia

January 9, 2020 |

In California, biomaterials company LaderaTech has signed an agreement in Australia to begin the rapid manufacturing and commercial sales of its FORTIFY product, the only known long-term fire retardant that can be applied to prevent wildfires before they begin. FORTIFY offers season-long control from a single application and can be used to pre-treat high-risk areas […]

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Licella, BioLogiQ, Mura in two deals to accelerate Cat-HTR technology deployment for post-consumption plastic recycling

Licella, BioLogiQ, Mura in two deals to accelerate Cat-HTR technology deployment for post-consumption plastic recycling

January 8, 2020 |

In Australia, Licella and bioplastic innovators BioLogiQ agreed a deal to accelerate the commercialization of Licella’s Cat-HTR (‘Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor’) chemical recycling solution. The Cat-HTR technology is able to recycle End-of-Life Plastics, which would otherwise be sent to landfill, back to the chemicals they originally came from. These chemicals can then be used to make […]

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Australian tire-to-fuels recycler signs deal for first US plant

Australian tire-to-fuels recycler signs deal for first US plant

January 8, 2020 |

In Australia, Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed technology that recycles end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel, has signed a deal to build their first plant in the United States, The agreement provides funding of up to US$100 million for the roll out of additional plants in the US, subject to the successful operation […]

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Australia to requests ARENA to develop bioenergy roadmap

Australia to requests 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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Qantas to invest A$50 million in SAF as part of zero carbon emissions target for 2050

Qantas to invest A$50 million in SAF as part of zero carbon emissions target for 2050

November 11, 2019 |

In Australia, Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards Invest A$50 million over 10 years […]

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Australian grains group trialing certified malting barley to export to Europe for biofuels

Australian grains group trialing certified malting barley to export to Europe for biofuels

October 31, 2019 |

In Australia, the CBH Group has launched a new trial to supply certified sustainable malting barley from Western Australia to international customers as part of a pilot program in response to the growing global trend for sustainably sourced products. Since 2010, CBH Marketing and Trading has been accredited to access the European Union (EU) biofuel […]

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