Tag: Australia

University of Queensland-led study says Brazilian cane area could increase by 5 million ha by 2030

University of Queensland-led study says Brazilian cane area could increase by 5 million ha by 2030

September 17, 2019 |

In Australia, a University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences researcher said that because Brazil produced ethanol from sugarcane, future biofuel demand would directly impact land use. “Our study […]

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Mothballed Australian biodiesel plant brought back online after three years

Mothballed Australian biodiesel plant brought back online after three years

July 18, 2019 |

In Australia, after being mothballed for three years in part due to an unfavorable tax regime, the former Australia Renewable Fuels biodiesel plant in Barnawartha, northeast Victoria, has reopened and brought back on 11 former employees along with it. The newly renamed Just Biodiesel facility will produce 50,000 liters of biodiesel annually but the concern […]

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Australia’s Toowoomba tires-to-fuels plant in jeopardy after Govt no-no’s $5M grant

Australia’s Toowoomba tires-to-fuels plant in jeopardy after Govt no-no’s $5M grant

June 26, 2019 |

In Australia, Green Distillation Technologies is advising that a decision by the Queensland Government to not support a Resource Recovery Grant for the proposed Toowoomba tyre recycling plant has placed the project in jeopardy. “The tyre recycling plant was planned to be built at the Wellcamp Business Park based on our world-first Australian technology that […]

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Virgin Australia hits 1 millionth kilometer flying on Gevo aviation biofuel

Virgin Australia hits 1 millionth kilometer flying on Gevo aviation biofuel

June 19, 2019 |

In Australia, Aviation Australia reports that Virgin Australia Airlines has racked up 1 million kilometers on aviation biofuel with 700 flights flown on a blend since it started running its trial on commercial flights last fall after taking its first delivery of Gevo fuel in August 2018. The trial is in partnership between the airline, […]

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Australian tire recycler receives environmental approval for NSW plant

Australian tire recycler receives environmental approval for NSW plant

May 27, 2019 |

In Australia, tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tires into oil, carbon and steel, has received environmental approval for their Warren, New South Wales plant and building development approval for their proposed Toowoomba plant. GDT said that the New South Wales Environment License was issued under a new […]

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International research team develops more efficient way to convert CO2 into solid carbon

International research team develops more efficient way to convert CO2 into solid carbon

May 14, 2019 |

In Australia, Chemical Engineering Magazine reports that an international team of researchers led by RMIT University in Melbourne has developed a way to efficiently transform CO2 into solid carbon, making it easier to store and to remove from the atmosphere rather than in liquid or gaseous states. Using a liquid metal electrocatalyst, researchers were able […]

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Qantas working with government to develop aviation biofuel production asap

Qantas working with government to develop aviation biofuel production asap

May 8, 2019 |

In Australia, the Daily Mail reports that Qantas’ head of sustainability says the next federal government needs to take subsidies for aviation biofuels seriously if the country is going to compete with California as the main supplier in the Pacific. He said the company has discussed building an aviation biofuel facility with the current government […]

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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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