Tag: Australia

LaderaTech inks agreement to deploy biobased FORTIFY preventative wildfire solution, as wildfires rage in Australia

LaderaTech inks agreement to deploy biobased FORTIFY preventative wildfire solution, as wildfires rage in Australia

January 9, 2020 |

In California, biomaterials company LaderaTech has signed an agreement in Australia to begin the rapid manufacturing and commercial sales of its FORTIFY product, the only known long-term fire retardant that can be applied to prevent wildfires before they begin. FORTIFY offers season-long control from a single application and can be used to pre-treat high-risk areas […]

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Licella, BioLogiQ, Mura in two deals to accelerate Cat-HTR technology deployment for post-consumption plastic recycling

Licella, BioLogiQ, Mura in two deals to accelerate Cat-HTR technology deployment for post-consumption plastic recycling

January 8, 2020 |

In Australia, Licella and bioplastic innovators BioLogiQ agreed a deal to accelerate the commercialization of Licella’s Cat-HTR (‘Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor’) chemical recycling solution. The Cat-HTR technology is able to recycle End-of-Life Plastics, which would otherwise be sent to landfill, back to the chemicals they originally came from. These chemicals can then be used to make […]

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Australian tire-to-fuels recycler signs deal for first US plant

Australian tire-to-fuels recycler signs deal for first US plant

January 8, 2020 |

In Australia, Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed technology that recycles end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel, has signed a deal to build their first plant in the United States, The agreement provides funding of up to US$100 million for the roll out of additional plants in the US, subject to the successful operation […]

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Australia to request ARENA to develop bioenergy roadmap

Australia to request ARENA to develop bioenergy roadmap

November 13, 2019 |

In Australia, the government has announced the development of a new roadmap to enhance the growth of Australia’s bioenergy sector and identify the role bioenergy can play in Australia’s future energy mix. Bioenergy is a renewable energy source created from organic and renewable materials, also known as biomass. Biomass can produce heat, electricity, biogas and […]

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Qantas to invest A$50 million in SAF as part of zero carbon emissions target for 2050

Qantas to invest A$50 million in SAF as part of zero carbon emissions target for 2050

November 11, 2019 |

In Australia, Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards Invest A$50 million over 10 years […]

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Australian grains group trialing certified malting barley to export to Europe for biofuels

Australian grains group trialing certified malting barley to export to Europe for biofuels

October 31, 2019 |

In Australia, the CBH Group has launched a new trial to supply certified sustainable malting barley from Western Australia to international customers as part of a pilot program in response to the growing global trend for sustainably sourced products. Since 2010, CBH Marketing and Trading has been accredited to access the European Union (EU) biofuel […]

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Scania Australia expanding its biofuel network to support biofuel buses and trucks

Scania Australia expanding its biofuel network to support biofuel buses and trucks

October 10, 2019 |

In Australia, Scania Australia has signed another memorandum of understanding with a biodiesel supplier as part of its wider effort to increase biofuel supplies for its customers who have buses and trucks running on biofuels. The latest agreement is with Renewable Fuel Solution but MOUs also exist with Just Biodiesel, Ecotech Biodiesel, Wilmar Bioethanol Australia, […]

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Australian government to invest A$35 million in synthetic biology research center

Australian government to invest A$35 million in synthetic biology research center

October 8, 2019 |

In Australia, the government is investing in the development of an Australian biomanufacturing sector that will use biological systems to produce commercial products, creating jobs and business opportunities. Minister for Education Dan Tehan announced the government was providing A$35 million to establish a research center that combines engineering with molecular biology to design and construct […]

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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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