Tag: Australia

Greenbelt Resources commissions waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

Greenbelt Resources commissions waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

March 20, 2017 |

In Australia, Greenbelt Resources Corporation announced that it has commissioned the first waste-to-ethanol system for Standard Ethanol Pty. Ltd. that intends to deliver end-to-end, commercial-scale advanced biofuel systems to the Australian market. This important milestone demonstrates the ability of Greenbelt’s commercial-scale technology and design integration to produce fertilizer, animal feed and over 0.5 million gallons per […]

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Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand shortlist partners for aviation biofuel

Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand shortlist partners for aviation biofuel

March 16, 2017 |

In Australia, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have narrowed down the list of 30 companies who sent in proposals to team up with the airlines on commercial aviation biofuel production to a shortlist with whom they are working to develop feasibility studies for as many as five facilities for a total investment of around […]

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South Australia to allow industrial hemp production

South Australia to allow industrial hemp production

February 27, 2017 |

In Australia, the South Australian government will back a plan to allow hemp growing for industrial uses including for biofuel. Victoria was the first state to allow hemp production in 1998, followed but all other states except for South Australia and the Northern Territory. Though the industry acknowledges that it will take some time to […]

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Nearly all of Australia’s canola exports seen headed to EU for biofuel feedstock

Nearly all of Australia’s canola exports seen headed to EU for biofuel feedstock

January 31, 2017 |

In Australia, Lachstock Consulting says 2.36 million metric tons of the 2.87 million tons of canola the country is expected to export this year is likely to go to the European Union for use as biofuel feedstock due to lack of GM crops. Japan and China will also import insignificant volumes for human and animal […]

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Queensland RFA teams with regional association to drive biofuel industry in the region

Queensland RFA teams with regional association to drive biofuel industry in the region

January 25, 2017 |

In Australia, Queensland Renewable Fuels Association announced a partnership with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, which promises to drive consistent growth of the burgeoning biofuels industries in the region. The reciprocal membership is reflective of the association’s strong business relationships in South-East Queensland, enhancing support for, and direct engagement with, renewable fuel projects throughout the […]

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Australian feedlot operators claim E3 artificially pushing up grain prices

Australian feedlot operators claim E3 artificially pushing up grain prices

January 24, 2017 |

In Australia, cattle feedlot operators are concerned that Queensland’s 3% ethanol mandate will push up prices for feed during years of poor cereals harvests considering the inelastic demand for grain to produce fuel. The industry’s association has referred to “artificial inflationary pressures” on grain prices due to demand from ethanol producers which it says is […]

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Dalby biorefinery running at 100% on back of Queensland’s E10 mandate

Dalby biorefinery running at 100% on back of Queensland’s E10 mandate

January 16, 2017 |

In Australia, the Dalby biorefinery producing ethanol from grain sorghum has pulled back from the edge of disaster thanks to the implementation of the E10 blending policy in Queensland and has been running at full capacity ever since it came online earlier this month. With expected demand of 200,000 metric tons of sorghum this year, […]

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Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

Renewable Developments Australia close to start first of five ethanol plants

January 12, 2017 |

In Australia, Renewable Developments Australia has launched a tender to supply the ethanol it will produce from the first of five ethanol facilities planned in Queensland, using sugarcane and sweet sorghum. The 190 million liter per year facility is located near the town of Charters Towers and has come to the final stages of financial […]

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Queensland says 100 companies have expressed interest in building biorefineries

Queensland says 100 companies have expressed interest in building biorefineries

January 4, 2017 |

In Australia, 100 companies have filed Expressions of Interest to build commercial-scale biorefineries in Queensland following the Premier’s call to develop the industry in order to supply the US Navy among other customers. Companies have until January 18 to submit EoIs. In addition to the Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, the Queensland government […]

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RACQ rejects concerns Queensland’s E3 mandate will boost pump prices

RACQ rejects concerns Queensland’s E3 mandate will boost pump prices

January 2, 2017 |

In Australia, as Queensland introduced its E3 blending mandate on January 1, some opponents voiced concerns that smaller retailers who couldn’t afford to have three pumps with regular unleaded, E10 and premium unleaded would opt to eliminate the regular unleaded pump as was the case when New South Wales implemented a similar mandate. That forced […]

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