North Queensland community signs MOU with Frontier Impact Group to study waste-wood biofuels

November 28, 2022 |

In Australia, Flinders Shire Council in North Queensland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Frontier Impact Group to conduct a feasibility study on such an innovative project because landholders across the region had struggled with millions of hectares of good grazing land infested with woody weeds, such as Chinee Apple, Prickly Acacia, and Leucaena.

The Study investigates the viability of a project to harvest woody weeds as a feedstock for two or more potential commercial-scale renewable biorefineries. It is important to have the renewable biorefineries closely located to the biomass source to reduce the cost of transporting biomass as this is crucial for its viability.

The renewable biorefineries use a high-temperature pyrolysis process to convert a minimum of 55,000 dry metric tons of woody biomass into approximately 18 million liters of Renuleum, a 100% drop-in renewable diesel for use in local vehicles on farms, trucks and mines, as well as around 8,000 tons of biochar for land restoration.

Once the feasibility study is complete, there is the potential of it being live in early 2025. The development of two projects would create more than 200 jobs and over A$400 million in capital investment in the region.

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