Tag: Australia

Queensland government launches E10 OK campaign

Queensland government launches E10 OK campaign

September 27, 2016 |

In Australia, V8 Supercar champion and Bathurst winner Mark Winterbottom is the face of a new advertising campaign encouraging motorists to increase their use of biofuels in Queensland under the Palaszczuk Government’s new mandate. Minister for Energy and Biofuels Mark Bailey joined Mark Winterbottom to launch the Palaszczuk Government’s new biofuels education campaign – E10 OK […]

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Australian researchers find eucalyptus-based fuel would save more emissions for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find eucalyptus-based fuel would save more emissions for aviation biofuel

September 21, 2016 |

In Australia, researchers from the Australian National University said in a new study eucalyptus-based fuel would initially be more expensive than fossil fuels to make on a mass scale, but would produce significantly less net carbon emissions. “If we could plant 20 million hectares of eucalyptus species worldwide, which is currently the same amount that […]

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New study shows Australian canola meets EU’s GHG emissions thresholds for biofuels

New study shows Australian canola meets EU’s GHG emissions thresholds for biofuels

September 20, 2016 |

In Australia, CSIRO has published a study funded by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre and the Australian Oilseeds Federation showing the European Commission that the country’s canola meets not only the EU’s 35% GHG emissions reduction threshold but also the 50% threshold set for 2018. As European canola producers till their land, emitting nitrous […]

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Australia’s National Biodiesel Ltd. may get closer look by corporate watchdog

Australia’s National Biodiesel Ltd. may get closer look by corporate watchdog

September 5, 2016 |

In Australia, the country’s corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, is said to be investigating the defunct National Biodiesel Ltd. that sought to invest A$300 million in a soybean biodiesel facility south of Sydney. Minority retail investors are thought to have lost most or all of their savings on the deal while major […]

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Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

Flinders and University of California Irvine team on ‘paradigm shifting’ enzyme technology

August 31, 2016 |

In Australia, enzymes, described as the ‘engine rooms’ of the natural world, can now work up to 16 times faster thanks to ‘paradigm shifting’ technology developed between Flinders and University of California Irvine. The latest breakthrough adds to a suite of clean technology being developed by Flinders University with its novel Vortex Fluidic Device, which enables […]

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US Navy officially teams with Queensland for biofuels hub

US Navy officially teams with Queensland for biofuels hub

August 17, 2016 |

In Australia, Queensland’s future as the biofuel hub for the Asia-Pacific has further been advanced with the signing of a high-level agreement between the Palaszczuk Government and the United States Navy. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management Thomas Hicks today signed a Statement of Cooperation as part […]

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Australia’s QUT teams with PNNL on advanced thermochemical conversion of biomass to create biofuels

Australia’s QUT teams with PNNL on advanced thermochemical conversion of biomass to create biofuels

July 5, 2016 |

In Australia, a new research partnership between Queensland University of Technology and a US National Laboratory aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop new ways of creating bio-energy from plant material. The biotechnology research partnership will bring together leading US and Australian researchers and was formalized when Australia’s QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and […]

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New South Wales to invest $4.5 million in campaign to boost E10 demand

New South Wales to invest $4.5 million in campaign to boost E10 demand

July 4, 2016 |

In Australia, the New South Wales government is preparing a $4.5 million mythbusting campaign for 2017 and 2018 when it hopes to boost demand for E10 to 6% of fuel consumption. Currently only 3% of fuel consumed is E10, partly blamed because it is only a few cents cheaper than regular unleaded, but that hardly […]

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The BioWizards of Oz: The Digest’s 2016 Special Report on Australia

The BioWizards of Oz: The Digest’s 2016 Special Report on Australia

July 3, 2016 |

Who’s running the show? Inconclusive Aussie election points to minority government, hung parliament In Australia, the center-right Coalition parties are clinging to power after a Federal election Saturday which resulted in a sharp swing to the Labor Party, and to a plethora of minor parties. The government has secured 65 seats, 11 short of an […]

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BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan

BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan

July 3, 2016 |

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