Tag: Australia

NSW regulator looking for perfect pricing structure for ethanol

NSW regulator looking for perfect pricing structure for ethanol

June 21, 2016 |

In Australia, New South Wales’ pricing regulator, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, has opened a public comment period to seek input on wholesale pricing of ethanol ahead of a transition to 6% ethanol blending from the current 2.5%. The regulator will also consult directly with producers, blenders, retailers and government agency to find the […]

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Australian thinks it can comply with stronger RED criteria

Australian thinks it can comply with stronger RED criteria

June 14, 2016 |

In Australia, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and the Australian Oilseeds Federation are seeking to prove that canola producers who currently export up to 90% of their production to the EU, 70% of which goes towards biodiesel, will achieve the Renewable Energy Directive’s 50% GHG reduction minimum by the Jan. 1, 2017 deadline. The […]

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Queensland to invest A$20 million to become Asia-Pacific biofuel hub

Queensland to invest A$20 million to become Asia-Pacific biofuel hub

June 6, 2016 |

In Australia, the Queensland premier has announced A$20 million in funding towards developing the state’s biofuels industry in hopes of converting the A$100 million sector into a A$1 billion sector in 10 years as the Asia-Pacific hub for biofuels. Currently 160 million liters of biofuel is produced in the state. The move is to compliment […]

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Smaller fueling stations in Australia concerned about impacts of E10 mandate

Smaller fueling stations in Australia concerned about impacts of E10 mandate

June 1, 2016 |

In Australia, the fuel service station sector is getting nervous about an expected policy that would require smaller stations to sell E10. Currently the policy is only required for larger stations, which account for about 30% of the total 1,978 fueling sites around the country. The 70% of the stations that are currently exempted from […]

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Weed stems ripe for biofuel

Weed stems ripe for biofuel

June 1, 2016 |

In Australia, a weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol […]

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Australia resumes biodiesel exports to US

Australia resumes biodiesel exports to US

May 8, 2016 |

In Texas, Genscape Vesseltracker detected a shipment of 4,200 tons (about 1.3 million gallons) of Australian biodiesel arriving at the Texas Terminals Wharf in the Houston area. According to the EIA, the U.S. hasn’t seen biodiesel imports from Australia since January 2013. Genscape’s most recent blog post, “Rare Biodiesel Import to the U.S. from Australia […]

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Manildra under continued fire for lobbying and manipulation to get blending mandate

Manildra under continued fire for lobbying and manipulation to get blending mandate

May 4, 2016 |

In Australia, Manildra is under fire for allegedly inflating numbers related to jobs in the ethanol sector in order to secure legislation requiring smaller fuel retailers to blend ethanol in New South Wales. The company told the better regulation minister that ethanol supported 3,000 direct and 20,000 indirect jobs. Media reports recently demonstrated that the […]

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Renewable Developments Australia receive A$3 million for cellulosic ethanol project development

Renewable Developments Australia receive A$3 million for cellulosic ethanol project development

May 2, 2016 |

In Australia, the national renewable energy agency has approved A$3 million in funding for Renewable Developments Australia to help offset early stage development costs for a proposed A$800 million 350 million liter cellulosic ethanol plant in North Queensland. The funding will go towards irrigation and crop trials for sugarcane and sweet sorghum as well as […]

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Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, a native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a proof-of-concept process to create high quality renewable biofuel from the […]

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Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

Australian researchers developing new tech using sugarcane waste for energy

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a A$5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. Associate Professor Ian O’Hara, from QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, said the project would see […]

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