Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

February 14, 2019 |

In Australia, the Gladstone pilot biorefinery that will be the trial site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste is set to go ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. US company Mercurius has commenced detailed design of the pilot biorefinery and will begin construction in months.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state government had been at the forefront of developing a bio-industry in Queensland. Mercurius has developed cutting-edge, patented biotechnology to produce cost-effective drop-in biofuels and bio-chemicals from non-food feedstocks like sugarcane waste – all without directly producing a CO2 by-product

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said Mercurius’ world-leading biotechnology will bring Queensland a step closer to achieving a $1 billion biofutures industry by 2026.

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