Tag: Australia

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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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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