Tag: Australia

Sawmill waste to biofuel under consideration for Federal Minister

Sawmill waste to biofuel under consideration for Federal Minister

August 26, 2018 |

In Australia, Federal Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, is visiting a timber mill near Port Macquarie to assess whether the sawmill waste could potentially be converted into biofuel for vehicles and tar for roads. A $1.2 million feasibility study will test the technical and financial viability of the proposal and, if successful, result […]

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New South Wales seeking public comment on monitoring ethanol markets

New South Wales seeking public comment on monitoring ethanol markets

August 20, 2018 |

In Australia, New South Wales’ Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its proposed approach to monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in fuel blends like E10. Under the Biofuels Act 2007, a fuel retailer may be exempt from complying with the ethanol mandate if the price at which […]

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Australian drivers rushing towards premium fuel as they reject E10

Australian drivers rushing towards premium fuel as they reject E10

June 27, 2018 |

In Australia, a vehicle emissions expert says the government hasn’t gone far enough to make E10 sufficiently cheaper than premium fuel to compensate for the lower energy content supplied by the ethanol. Instead of making fuel cheaper for drivers, she claims drivers are forced to go for more expensive premium fuel by default. In New […]

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One in five Queensland passenger vehicles using E10

One in five Queensland passenger vehicles using E10

May 16, 2018 |

In Australia, one in five Queensland passenger vehicles is now using petrol with 10 per cent ethanol – a carbon reduction comparable to taking approximately 13,000 cars off the road. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament that 2.5 per cent of the regular petrol sold in Queensland in the last quarter of 2017 was […]

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New South Wales government invests A$4.6 million in Hunter Pilot Biorefinery

New South Wales government invests A$4.6 million in Hunter Pilot Biorefinery

May 3, 2018 |

In Australia, the New South Wales government will invest A$4.6 million via the Growing Local Economies Fund towards the A$30 million Hunter Pilot Biorefinery in Muswellbrook developed by Apace Research Limited. The project is developed as a biorenewables hub to develop and demonstrate biomass-based technologies and will host general purpose biomass processing and fermentation equipment. […]

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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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