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Giant Australian irrigation project may seek to double water use

In Australia, a $2 billion irrigation project in the northern part of the country for sugarcane, including ethanol and an abattoir, is taking heat because the original plan to take 550 megaliters of water per year from the Gilbert River catchment could actually be double that, or 20% of the water’s flow. The project developers […]

March 27, 2014 More

Sorghum trial in Australia may support region’s ethanol goals

In Australia, Woodie Woodie manganese mine is set to host a farming project that will grow sorghum for ethanol production and hay for animal feed using excess water from the mine. The project is meant to help drought-proof the region. The trial is only 120ha with two-thirds of that planned for sorghum, but there is […]

March 10, 2014 More

Mackay ID’d as possible site to supply green marine fuel for navies

In Australia, Mackay has been tapped as a potential supply site for HRD76, a marine fuel that can be produced from sugarcane waste, for upcoming planned Great Green Fleet maneuvers between the US and Australian navies in 2016. All that’s missing for the project to be implemented is an investor.

March 4, 2014 More

Koreans may invest in Australian ethanol under new FTA

In Australia, Korean investors plan to invest $90 million in a grain-based ethanol plant that would produce 110 million liters annually. The facility is likely to be located near Deniliquin with the fuel being supplied to Korea under the recently signed free trade agreement between the two countries. Construction on the facility could start as […]

March 3, 2014 More

Algae.Tec gets $2.4 million order from new Indian investor

In Australia, following Reliance’s investment in Algae.Tec announced last month, the first order from an affiliate has been made. The $2.4 million order for technology and technical expertise over the next nine months will be the company’s first project in India. The new facility will be fully funded by Reliance.

February 25, 2014 More

Queensland MP to propose ethanol mandate

In Australia, a member of the state parliament in Queensland is preparing to propose legislation that would mandate ethanol blending there. Those who oppose a mandate say that the national excise tax exemption of 38 cents per liter is already enough support for the fuel, along with the $4.6 million in R&D funds granted two […]

February 24, 2014 More

Cardia Bioplastics wins waste management supply contract in China

In Australia, Cardia Bioplastics announced that it is has been selected as preferred supplier of waste management products by the Nanjing Jianye District. Cardia received the first quarter order of A$250,000 for the supply of Cardia waste management bins and Cardia Biohybrid kitchen waste bags to the individual households of this region with a forecast […]

February 19, 2014 More

Australia’s Dalby Bio-Refinery temporarily mothballed due to lack of demand

In Australia, the Dalby Bio-Refinery is under threat of closure due to the lack of action by both the Federal government and Queensland state government. The facility was closed for three weeks last Saturday due to lack of demand for fuel grade ethanol.

February 17, 2014 More

Australia’s cattle feedlot industry comes out against E10

In Australia, the debate over E10 is heating up following a report that showed most of the subsidies for the fuel are not being passed down to the consumer. Now the cattle feedlot industry has stepped in saying it doesn’t want to pay extra for grain due to subsidies propping up prices.

February 11, 2014 More

Australia: oilcos pocketing much of $100M E10 subsidy intended for consumers

In Australia, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics has released a report commissioned by previous Labor government to determine if the $100 million per year subsidy was having real benefit in uptake of E10 in the marketplace. The study has determined that a large part of the subsidy is not in fact being passed […]

February 10, 2014 More