Tag: Australia

Queensland researcher looking to produce biofuels from bagasse for US Navy

Queensland researcher looking to produce biofuels from bagasse for US Navy

August 24, 2015 |

In Australia, a researcher from Queensland University of Technology is working to develop technology to turn sugarcane bagasse into aviation and other fuels under a $4.5 million grant from the Federal Government. The target market is the US Navy who is seeking biofuel filling stations in Australia to supply its green fleet. Already Queenland ports […]

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Australia’s Low Carbon Transport on the Move conference proceedings now available

Australia’s Low Carbon Transport on the Move conference proceedings now available

August 23, 2015 |

In Australia, proceedings from the Low Carbon Transport conference held recently in Sydney are now online, including presentations and the conference summary. Those files are here. “Falling oil prices, policy headwinds and tough capital raising notwithstanding,” The objectives of the Conference were to: • Promote a common understanding between the US and Australia of sustainable […]

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Australian researchers produce 400 liters of ethanol form 1 tonne of wine marc

Australian researchers produce 400 liters of ethanol form 1 tonne of wine marc

August 20, 2015 |

In Australia, The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, University of Adelaide researchers have found. Published in the journal Bioresource Technology, the researchers showed that up to 400 litres of bioethanol could be produced by fermentation of a tonne of grape marc (the leftover skins, stalks and seeds from wine-making). Global […]

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Katter’s E10 push for Australia open up old fueds between grain growers and livestock producers

Katter’s E10 push for Australia open up old fueds between grain growers and livestock producers

August 18, 2015 |

In Australia, Rob Katter’s push for a 10% ethanol blending mandate is dividing the agricultural industry yet again, after having drawn the ire of the feedlot industry when he proposed the move in years past. The issue has also divided the US agricultural industry, with grain growers in favor and livestock producers against. Feedlot owners […]

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Manildra calling for national ethanol mandate as NSW policy fails

Manildra calling for national ethanol mandate as NSW policy fails

August 10, 2015 |

In Australia, Manildra is calling for a national ethanol mandate to help boost demand for the fuel it produces. Though New South Wales is meant to blend 7% ethanol, only about 2.7% is actually blended into gasoline. The failure of the state’s mandate is creating losses of 10s of millions of dollars to the company. […]

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Algae.Tec fuels technology arrives for install at monster Reliance refinery in India

Algae.Tec fuels technology arrives for install at monster Reliance refinery in India

July 30, 2015 |

In Australia,  Algae.Tec has shipped 7 containers of equipment, including photobioreactor modules and solar light units, on schedule and received in Jamnagar, India for installation within the world’s largest oil refinery, owned and operated by Reliance Industries. Ground works, equipment erection and plant construction are well underway with commissioning of the plant to be completed […]

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ARfuels seals deals for new sales contracts following biodiesel excise law

ARfuels seals deals for new sales contracts following biodiesel excise law

July 1, 2015 |

In Australia, ARfuels announced the execution on June 29 of several new sales contracts for the Barnawartha plant. The major of those contracts is for the supply of a minimum of 40 million liters per annum of biodiesel for the 2016 and 2017 calendar years. This is in addition to several smaller supply contracts which […]

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Water-contaminated E10 breaks down nearly 30 cars during Sydney commute

Water-contaminated E10 breaks down nearly 30 cars during Sydney commute

June 25, 2015 |

In Australia, nearly 30 cars broke down on a major highway outside Sydney during morning commute hour after filling up with water-contaminated E10 at a nearby gas station. Water apparently had leaked into the underground fuel tanks where the E10 was stored but didn’t contaminate any of the other tanks.

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Australia agrees phasing in excise taxes for biodiesel and ethanol

Australia agrees phasing in excise taxes for biodiesel and ethanol

June 25, 2015 |

In Australia, the government has agreed to phase in an excise tax on biodiesel equivalent to 50% of the full diesel rate over 15 years, starting with zero tax in 2015/16 through to 2030/31. Last year it was planned the excise rate would rise over five years but that has been scaled back. The plan […]

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Biofuels Association of Australia hails bipartisan approach on the taxation of biodiesel and ethanol produced

Biofuels Association of Australia hails bipartisan approach on the taxation of biodiesel and ethanol produced

June 21, 2015 |

In Australia, the Biofuels Association of Australia said an agreement on biofuels will see the excise rate payable on biodiesel phased in in equal increments over the next 16 years, beginning at 0% in 2015-16 and increasing to 50% of the diesel excise rate in 2030-31. CEO of the BAA, Gavin Hughes, said the deal […]

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