Tag: Australia

Queensland biodiesel industry failing to launch despite policy

Queensland biodiesel industry failing to launch despite policy

August 2, 2017 |

In Australia, despite a 0.5% blending mandate for biodiesel in Queensland since the start of the year, it hasn’t translated to demand due to low oil prices and rising feedstock costs, leaving much of the production capacity idled. Demand for tallow and UCO in the US and Europe due to their own policies promoting biodiesel […]

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Queensland Government to provide A$1.17 million loan for North Queensland Bio‑Energy

Queensland Government to provide A$1.17 million loan for North Queensland Bio‑Energy

August 2, 2017 |

In Australia, the Queensland Government is providing a A$1.17 million loan to help make North Queensland Bio‑Energy’s proposed A$640 million biorefinery near Ingham a reality. Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the project could create up to 450 jobs during construction, more than 250 jobs once operational and give local canefarmers a new market. […]

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Sydney fueling station ends B100 sales after failing air quality tests

Sydney fueling station ends B100 sales after failing air quality tests

July 27, 2017 |

In Australia, Sydney’s go-to filling station for B100 has stopped selling the fuel after it failed to meet maximum sulfur levels. The station will continue to supply B5 and B20 blends that met set fuel standards following a January inspection by the federal Environmental Department. The country’s main biodiesel producer proved that it did not […]

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North Queensland community looking to develop biofuels industry with 20,000 acres to start

North Queensland community looking to develop biofuels industry with 20,000 acres to start

July 25, 2017 |

In Australia, the community of Cloncurry in northern Queensland is working with the local development agency to determine the feasibility for supporting a local biofuels industry, one that the mayor says could encompass at least 20,000 acres in the next few years. Thanks to the possibility of new dam on the Cloncurry River, biofuel crops […]

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Queensland to sponsor feasibility study for use of blue agave as intercrop ethanol feedstock

Queensland to sponsor feasibility study for use of blue agave as intercrop ethanol feedstock

July 10, 2017 |

In Australia, the state government is seeking to fast track a A$60 million biorefinery in Far North Queensland that will convert sugarcane into 55 million liters of ethanol per year as well as 110,000 metric tons of sugar through the funding of the project’s feasibility study as part of the Biofutures Acceleration Program. The planned facility […]

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation sees biomass a missed opportunity for Australia

Clean Energy Finance Corporation sees biomass a missed opportunity for Australia

June 22, 2017 |

In Australia, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation believes that biomass is a missed opportunity for the country and is frustrated by how far it lags behind in bioenergy compared to much of the rest of the world. The energy class is not only on economically viable under the current renewable energy technology policy but is […]

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Amyris and Queensland team on commercial-scale biorefineries

Amyris and Queensland team on commercial-scale biorefineries

June 20, 2017 |

In Australia, Amyris, Inc. and the Government of Queensland announced the next step in their plans to develop a leading industrial biotechnology hub in Southeast Asia. Plans call for developing a new production plant with support from local partners to produce Amyris’s sugar cane-based ingredient called farnesene, which is used in products including cosmetic emollients, […]

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Southern Oil to inaugurate advanced biofuel pilot plant on June 1

Southern Oil to inaugurate advanced biofuel pilot plant on June 1

May 24, 2017 |

In Australia, Queensland’s premier will inaugurate Southern Oil’s $18 million advanced biofuel pilot project in Gladstone on June 1. The facility will use various crop wastes such as sugarcane bagasse and macadamia shells as well as plastics and wood waste to produce renewable diesel and power with an aim of supplying 1 million liters of […]

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Australian biofuel report shows slump in demand

Australian biofuel report shows slump in demand

May 9, 2017 |

In Australia, Australian motorists shunning the use of “green” fuel-grade ethanol to power their vehicles have driven a six-year consumption slump, according to a leading report on the nation’s biofuel industry. As a result, total annual consumption of fuel-grade ethanol in 2016 dropped more than 95 megalitres (ML) -its lowest level from its peak of […]

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Australian community looking to produce electricity from landfill methane

Australian community looking to produce electricity from landfill methane

April 18, 2017 |

In Australia, the community of Noosa is going to begin producing electricity from the methane captured at its landfill in an effort to boost efficiency. Through improved methane capture techniques, capture has increased to 330,000 cubic meters per month. Rather than spreading the landfill out further and occupying more land, the waste is piled higher […]

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