Tag: Australia

Australian E10 policy seen boosting domestic economy

Australian E10 policy seen boosting domestic economy

March 29, 2018 |

In Australia, massive economic, social and environmental benefits that can be delivered to Australians through the creation of a strong bioenergy industry could be lost without clear government strategies. Increased use of 10 per cent ethanol-blended petrol (E10) in Australia could create more than 8600 direct & indirect jobs, attract A$1.56 billion in investment and […]

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Interest growing for hydrogen production from biodiesel in Queensland

Interest growing for hydrogen production from biodiesel in Queensland

March 27, 2018 |

In Australia, local media reports there is growing interest to produce hydrogen from biodiesel produced by Northern Oil, fuel that could be exported to Japan for use during the 2020 Olympic games. Two companies have already indicated interest in developing hydrogen in Gladstone, Queensland region near the Northern Oil facility thanks to the state development […]

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Australian MP says biofuel key to national security

Australian MP says biofuel key to national security

March 19, 2018 |

In Australia, KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Hon Bob Katter MP says that when it comes to national security there is only one answer; Australia must produce its own fuel. Katter’s comments come in response to Parliament’s National Security Committee who last week said Australia’s low fuel supplies need to be bolstered within six months […]

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Sewage water irrigation for biofuel crops trial making progress in Western Queensland

Sewage water irrigation for biofuel crops trial making progress in Western Queensland

March 13, 2018 |

In Australia, treated sewer water is being used to irrigate sorghum, soybeans, sun hemp and leucaena in Cloncurry, Western Queensland in a trial project that is looking to find the best match for producing high yielding biofuel feedstocks that could serve as the foundation for a future bio-based industry. The first stage of the irrigation […]

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Western Australia looks to support hemp for biofuel and bioeconomy

Western Australia looks to support hemp for biofuel and bioeconomy

February 22, 2018 |

In Australia, the McGowan Government is set to boost Western Australia’s fledgling hemp industry, loosening a legislative barrier that was limiting hemp production in the State. The State Government will amend the Industrial Hemp Act 2004 to allow hemp to be grown with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of up to one percent. Currently, the Industrial […]

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RDA says A$546 million ethanol facility could break ground in 3-6 months

RDA says A$546 million ethanol facility could break ground in 3-6 months

February 13, 2018 |

In Australia, Renewable Developments Australia believes it could start work on developing its proposed sugarcane and sorghum ethanol plant in North Queensland within the next three to six months following positive results from investors. The A$546 million facilities would grow crops on more than 19,000ha of land to produce 190 million liters of ethanol annually […]

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European biodiesel market main destination for Australian canola

European biodiesel market main destination for Australian canola

February 8, 2018 |

In Australia, data from the national statistics bureau shows that 96% of canola exports in November and December—a total of 450,371 metric tons—were headed to Europe as feedstock for biodiesel. Much of the country’s 1 million ton surplus is expected to head for Europe along with some volumes exported to China. Lower garbanzo prices mean […]

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Qantas flies first LA-Melbourne commercial flight on carinata-based blend

Qantas flies first LA-Melbourne commercial flight on carinata-based blend

January 29, 2018 |

In Australia, the world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, departed on Sunday. The historic trans-Pacific 15-hour flight operated with approximately 24,000kg of blended biofuel, saving 18,000kg in carbon emissions. Qantas will used biofuel processed from Brassica Carinata, a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed, […]

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International research team develop cost effective method to produce biochemical from biomass

International research team develop cost effective method to produce biochemical from biomass

January 1, 2018 |

In Australia, researchers led by the University of Wollongong have developed a cost effective method to turn biomass into xylose and arabinose, furfural and HMF (5-hydroxymethylfurfural). The catalysts employed are recyclable, helping to reduce production costs significantly while resulting in very high yields of five carbon sugars and furfural. There is hope the technology can […]

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Australian farmers can export canola to EU for biodiesel thanks to low GHG emissions

Australian farmers can export canola to EU for biodiesel thanks to low GHG emissions

December 18, 2017 |

In Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reports that the country’s canola farmers have secured permission to export the crop to Europe for use in biodiesel production thanks to its lower GHG emissions that are 15% below Germany’s, allowing biodiesel produced from it to achieve the 50% GHG emissions reductions required as of January 1 by […]

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