Tag: Australia

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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Queensland keen to supply US Navy with biofuels but not so much at home

Queensland keen to supply US Navy with biofuels but not so much at home

June 15, 2015 |

In Australia, though Queensland is only looking at blending 2% ethanol in gasoline locally, it’s more than happy to produce biofuel for the US Navy, perhaps from Mackay, Gladstone or Townsville. The state’s new premier made the announcement after her first visit to Washington DC since taking office where she met with Navy top brass.

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Katter pushes ethanol in Queensland through discounted pump sales event

Katter pushes ethanol in Queensland through discounted pump sales event

June 10, 2015 |

In Australia, the Katter Australia Party held an event on Tuesday at a gas station in Brisbane for drivers to test out discounted ethanol in an effort to boost support for a blending policy. MP Rob Katter has been a long time proponent of ethanol and says the 2% suggested by the RACQ is just […]

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Queensland takes another step forward towards ethanol mandate

Queensland takes another step forward towards ethanol mandate

June 4, 2015 |

In Australia, the Queensland government released its discussion paper on ethanol blending with the energy minister saying that drivers will always have access to non-blended gasoline if they want. The Royal Auto Motorclub of Queensland says it would support up to a 2% blend.

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Australian livestock industries seek to limit ethanol to 5%

Australian livestock industries seek to limit ethanol to 5%

May 26, 2015 |

In Australia, the “Alliance Against Ethanol Mandates” including many livestock producers from poultry to beef has called the arguments behind proposed ethanol policies such as energy security “spurious at best”, saying 5% is the maximum the country could produce and blend. The group wants the Queensland government to explain why it has proposed an unidentified […]

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Australian company launches $4 million plastic-to-fuel plant

Australian company launches $4 million plastic-to-fuel plant

May 21, 2015 |

In Australia, Foyson Resources is launching a $4 million plant that will convert 200 metric tons of plastics per day to fuel, roughly 50 million liters of diesel and 18 million liters of gasoline, and the first commercial scale facility of its kind in the country. The first stage of the facility will be online […]

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Queensland ethanol industry fighting agriculture over proposed mandate

Queensland ethanol industry fighting agriculture over proposed mandate

May 19, 2015 |

In Australia, the ethanol industry is fighting against the agriculture industry who claim that an ethanol mandate in Queensland would push up the price of food and fuel. The industry says the claims of food vs fuel are untrue, with other arguments also failing to stand up. Instead it is bullish on the opportunity for […]

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