Tag: Australia

Bioenergy Australia welcomes new federal $1.18B funding for ARENA

Bioenergy Australia welcomes new federal $1.18B funding for ARENA

September 17, 2020 |

In Australia, Bioenergy Australia welcomes the Federal Government announcement for investment in new and emerging technologies, including A$1.62 billion (US$1.18 billion) for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and the expansion focus of ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to back new technologies that will cut emissions in agriculture, manufacturing, industry and transport. […]

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Study finds Gen-Z not on board with cultured meat

Study finds Gen-Z not on board with cultured meat

September 14, 2020 |

In Australia, researchers have found that Gen-Z is wary of lab-grown meat despite reporting concerns for personal health, the environment, and animal welfare. Usually defined as those born between 1995 and 2012, researchers at University of Sydney and Curtin University found that almost three-quarters of Gen-Z report not being “ready” for meat grown in the […]

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Under development Down Under: Lab-cultured yak and kangaroo meat

Under development Down Under: Lab-cultured yak and kangaroo meat

September 7, 2020 |

In Australia, a startup is developing cell-based meat replacements for rarely eaten animals, including kangaroo, lion, tortoise, and yak. Vow Foods, which says it takes about six weeks to grow cells into meat, has already launched dumplings made with cultured kangaroo meat. “There have been various historical reports of how delicious the meat of the Galapagos […]

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Australian JV launched to develop novel waste-to-fuels technology

Australian JV launched to develop novel waste-to-fuels technology

September 2, 2020 |

In Australia, Epichem has entered into a partnership agreement with Obsidian Minerals to establish Perren to develop a novel and disruptive waste to fuels technology using oxidative non catalytic dissolution. Perren will endeavor to develop and commercialize the biomass/feedstock oxidative process that can turn waste into fuels. The technology is a world-first because of its […]

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Clean Energy Council and Bioenergy Australia sign collaboraton MOU

Clean Energy Council and Bioenergy Australia sign collaboraton MOU

July 22, 2020 |

In Australia, Clean Energy Council and Bioenergy Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive an increased level of understanding, uptake and engagement in renewable energy generation in Australia. Research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has found that bioenergy could contribute up to 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity generation […]

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Australian researchers develop electrochemical oxidation process to clean wastewater

Australian researchers develop electrochemical oxidation process to clean wastewater

July 7, 2020 |

In Australia, researchers from the University of Sydney’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed an electrochemical oxidation process with the aim of cleaning up complex wastewater that contained a toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants. The wastewater, which contained carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, was generated in a pilot plant, designed by the team for the […]

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University of New South Wales researchers develop technology to produce chemical intermediates from CO

University of New South Wales researchers develop technology to produce chemical intermediates from CO

June 29, 2020 |

In Australia, chemical engineers from UNSW Sydney have developed new technology that helps convert harmful carbon dioxide emissions into chemical building blocks to make useful industrial products like fuel and plastics. And if adopted on a large scale, the process could give the world breathing space as it transitions towards a green economy. The researchers, […]

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AgBioEn to start production end-2021 with just 25% of construction completed

AgBioEn to start production end-2021 with just 25% of construction completed

June 22, 2020 |

In Australia, Shepparton News reports that energy production can already begin at the AgBioEn biofuel project in Katunga when 25% of construction is completed at the end of 2021. The facility will use agricultural waste as feedstock. The company says that COVID-19 hasn’t interrupted construction and that it remains on schedule. The A$2 billion project […]

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Bioenergy Australia leads open letter calling for biogas injection into gas networks

Bioenergy Australia leads open letter calling for biogas injection into gas networks

June 10, 2020 |

In Australia, an open letter to the Commonwealth government signed on behalf of thousands of organizations and businesses is advocating for biomethane injection into gas distribution networks – recognizing the role biogas can play to solve energy market decarbonization challenges while providing the lowest cost transition to a decarbonized energy system. This is the first […]

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Shire council still negotiating with Ethtec to provide matching funds for ARENA grant

Shire council still negotiating with Ethtec to provide matching funds for ARENA grant

May 27, 2020 |

In Australia, the Newcastle Herald newspaper reports that Muswellbrook Shire Council agreed to continue negotiating with Ethtec a potential A$10.4 million grant that would go towards a pilot cellulosic ethanol plant. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded Ethtec an A$11.9 million grant for the project that is dependent on matching funds. Originally a Chinese […]

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