Tag: Australia

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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Manildra refutes Productivity Commission’s claims against biofuels

Manildra refutes Productivity Commission’s claims against biofuels

April 13, 2017 |

In Australia, Manildra is strongly refuting the Productivity Commission’s recent analysis that claims ethanol doesn’t support the rural economy as promised and that ethanol blending mandates are a financial burden on consumers. It says the commission has relied on unsubstantiated evidence and negative perceptions about biofuels to smear the fuels rather than credible research and […]

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Ward, Hancock call on Canberra to reject Productivity Commission report

Ward, Hancock call on Canberra to reject Productivity Commission report

April 6, 2017 |

In Australia, two MPs have come out against a report by the federal government’s Productivity Commission that warned ethanol blending was a bad investment for the economy, saying that dropping the 6% ethanol mandate in New South Wales would be instead devastating to the economy, especially on the South Coast. The province has invested heavily […]

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Australian Paper teaming with CSIRO on major lignin biorefinery

Australian Paper teaming with CSIRO on major lignin biorefinery

March 28, 2017 |

In Australia, Australian Paper is teaming with CSIRO to bolt on bio-manufacturing technologies to utilize lignin removed from pulp production to make paper. The company already has a 50MW biomass power plant that will serve as the cornerstone of the project that is expected to attract over A$100 million in investment over two phases and […]

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Australia’s Productivity Commission says biofuels a bad deal all around

Australia’s Productivity Commission says biofuels a bad deal all around

March 28, 2017 |

In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for consumers. It also dismissed out of hand Queensland’s claims that ethanol blending creates jobs, pointing the finger at various policy attempts to do so through […]

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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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