Tag: Australia

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests in biodiesel-fueled mini-grid

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests in biodiesel-fueled mini-grid

April 19, 2021 |

In Australia, a Clean Energy Finance Corporation investment of up to A$75 million in Frasers Property’s A$300 million sustainability linked loan (SLL) will help deploy clean energy technologies in two Australian industrial projects that will reduce embodied carbon, cut operating emissions and deliver zero carbon energy electricity for tenants at no additional cost. Innovative distributed […]

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Queensland University of Technology researchers receive grant for renewable biosilica fillers from rice husks

Queensland University of Technology researchers receive grant for renewable biosilica fillers from rice husks

April 13, 2021 |

In Australia, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology will receive A$366,516 to research the production of renewable biosilica fillers from rice husks for application in rubber composites. “This project aims to address a significant problem in polymer composite synthesis by using rice husk to produce high performance bioderived hybrid silica fillers,” said Associate Professor […]

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Epichem licenses Thermaquatica technology to develop waste-to-fuels

Epichem licenses Thermaquatica technology to develop waste-to-fuels

March 23, 2021 |

In Australia, Epichem Pty Ltd, through its subsidiary Epichem OHD Pty Ltd, has entered into a licensing agreement with Illinois-based Thermaquatica Inc to research, develop and promote a novel, innovative and disruptive waste to fuels technology. Epichem Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust Limited. Epichem OHD will advance the novel, disruptive and […]

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Qantas and bp launch strategic net zero partnership

Qantas and bp launch strategic net zero partnership

January 28, 2021 |

In Australia, Qantas and bp announced a strategic partnership to further advance their shared net zero ambitions. Through the collaboration, the companies will work together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector and contribute to the development of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia. The two companies have agreed to explore […]

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ARENA provides funding to Renergi waste-to-energy project

ARENA provides funding to Renergi waste-to-energy project

January 28, 2021 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced A$3.9 million in funding to Renergi Pty Ltd (Renergi) for the development of the next phase of Renergi’s energy from waste technology in Collie, Western Australia. The A$9.4 million demonstration plant is being developed by Renergi in partnership with the Shire of Collie and with A$2 […]

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Aussie startup raises $6 million to put exotic meats on your plate

Aussie startup raises $6 million to put exotic meats on your plate

January 11, 2021 |

In Australia, cultured meat startup Vow has raised $6 million to expand its product pipeline of oddball meats, including kangaroo and alpaca.  Led by Australia’s Square Peg Capital, the oversubscribed seed funding will help the company “outperform meat, instead of simply replacing it,” according to a press release issued by the Sydney-based startup. The company, […]

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AgBioEn working with La Trobe University on crop trials for Katunga project

AgBioEn working with La Trobe University on crop trials for Katunga project

December 22, 2020 |

In Australia, a cropping trial is now in the ground at Katunga as a forerunner to a A$1 billion renewable fuel development. Investment company AgBioEn is planning a massive biofuel plant on a 40 ha former dairy farm, which will use agricultural waste. The company is looking for ways of generating the biomass as an energy source […]

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Australian engineer looks to develop farmer-owned biodiesel plants across the country

Australian engineer looks to develop farmer-owned biodiesel plants across the country

December 3, 2020 |

In Australia, Farm Online reports that an engineer-cum-entrepreneur has so far signed on 13 oilseed farmers in to his plans to develop farmer-owned biodiesel production facilities around the country. The idea is to pay farmers for part of their oilseed while in turn they receive biodiesel for their machinery and other fuel needs. His project […]

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries invests in green hydrogen and ammonia in Australia

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries invests in green hydrogen and ammonia in Australia

November 26, 2020 |

In Australia, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has agreed to make a capital investment in H2U Investments, the holding entity of the H2U Group. The H2U Group includes The Hydrogen Utility (H2U), the leading Australian developer of green hydrogen and green ammonia projects using power derived from renewable energy sources. The agreement also includes MHI’s […]

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Sydney Water to demo injection of upgraded biomethane from wastewater into gas network

Sydney Water to demo injection of upgraded biomethane from wastewater into gas network

November 23, 2020 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced A$5.9 million in funding to Jemena to trial injecting biomethane into the natural gas network in New South Wales. In a joint initiative with Sydney Water, the demonstration scale project will upgrade biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion process at Sydney Water’s Malabar wastewater treatment […]

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