Tag: Australia

Australian tire-to-fuel pilot project seeing good results

Australian tire-to-fuel pilot project seeing good results

April 11, 2019 |

In Australia, the national broadcasting corporation reports that the tire-recycling facility producing waste-based drop-in fuels at the Southern Oil Refinery in Gladstone has successfully completed pilot tests demonstrating the technological process as well as the use of the fuels. The engines used for testing are for both vehicles and boats. The company says that a […]

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CO2CRC gets funding to produce bioenergy through steel gas emissions

CO2CRC gets funding to produce bioenergy through steel gas emissions

March 27, 2019 |

In Australia, CO2CRC has been awarded funding to conduct important research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions in steel production. The year-long study has been made possible by a grant from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (Coal Innovation NSW Fund). The project will explore pathways for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in steel production, including […]

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Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

Australia-first 100% renewable diesel trial kicks off

February 27, 2019 |

In Australia, the Australian-first trial using 100 per cent renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine is up and running thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made from waste plastic, old vehicle […]

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Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

February 14, 2019 |

In Australia, the Gladstone pilot biorefinery that will be the trial site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste is set to go ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. US company Mercurius has commenced detailed design of the pilot biorefinery and will begin construction in months. Premier Annastacia […]

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Green Distillation Technologies clarifies its technological process

Green Distillation Technologies clarifies its technological process

February 14, 2019 |

In the Australia, tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tires into oil, carbon and steel, has moved to try and remove some of the confusion about how their process is described. Their Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley has said that many people have described their process as ‘pyrolysis’ […]

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New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

December 4, 2018 |

In Australia, Bioenergy Australia has released the Bioenergy State of the Nation Report (produced in collaboration with KPMG). The first state-of-the-nation assessment of the sector identifies Australia’s significant bioenergy opportunity and provides a criteria for kick-starting Australia’s bioenergy economy. The opportunity for Australia is significant and multi-faceted, offering a A$3.5 billion-A$5 billion investment opportunity, mostly […]

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Successful Carinata trial in Australia could see new industry bloom

Successful Carinata trial in Australia could see new industry bloom

November 8, 2018 |

In Australia, a successful growing trial of Carinata held in conjunction with Agrisoma BioSciences last year is boosting hopes for a future industry in the country looking for additional oilseed options beyond canola for both biofuels and other biomaterials. The crop’s resistance to diseases prevalent in canola such as white leaf spot and black leg […]

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Australia’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal seeking comments on proposed E10

Australia’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal seeking comments on proposed E10

October 15, 2018 |

In Australia, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its draft report on monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in fuel blends like E10. Ethanol-blended petrol has continued to become more widely available in NSW, with the number of nozzles dispensing E10, which contains 10% ethanol, higher than […]

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Australian researchers manipulate plant walls in hopes of easing biofuel production

Australian researchers manipulate plant walls in hopes of easing biofuel production

October 3, 2018 |

In Australia, researchers from the University of Melbourne show how plant walls could be manipulated in the future to change the way we produce biofuels, bioplastics and other biomaterials. In particular, understanding how to control the production of flexible primary walls, which support cell growth, has been an important goal for biologists. The sugar-based polymers […]

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Australia funds feasibility study for biorefinery to produce renewable fuels from sawmill residues

Australia funds feasibility study for biorefinery to produce renewable fuels from sawmill residues

October 1, 2018 |

In Australia, Mid North Coast of New South Wales could become home to the world’s first biorefinery turning sawmill residues into renewable diesel and renewable bitumen. On behalf of the Australian government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced up to A$500,000 in funding to Boral Timber, a subsidiary of Boral Ltd., to investigate the […]

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