Tag: Australia

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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Bioenergy Australia sees post-COVID recovery as perfect time to boost bioenergy policies

Bioenergy Australia sees post-COVID recovery as perfect time to boost bioenergy policies

May 19, 2020 |

In Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports Bioenergy Australia believes the COVID-19 pandemic and the shock to the country’s economy as a result is a perfect reason to look again at boosting bioenergy use nationally. The group is calling for a Clean Futures Target and Bio Industries Fund for Australia to help divert biofuel exported […]

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Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

May 17, 2020 |

From the land down under arrives news of millions pouring in for renewable energy – $1.1 million (about $700K USD) funding pouring into renewable methane, $3 million (nearly $2 million USD) for building a world-first solar hydropower plant, and $1.7 million (a little over $1 million USD) to look at scaling up renewable hydrogen for […]

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ARENA seeking input for bioenergy roadmap

ARENA seeking input for bioenergy roadmap

April 28, 2020 |

In Australia, ARENA is developing a roadmap to identify the role that the bioenergy sector can play in Australia’s energy transition and in helping Australia further reduce our emissions. The Bioenergy Roadmap will help to inform the next series of investment and policy decisions in the bioenergy sector in Australia. An effective Bioenergy Roadmap requires […]

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Wilmar Sarina distilly doubles ethanol production to fight COVID-19

Wilmar Sarina distilly doubles ethanol production to fight COVID-19

April 27, 2020 |

In Australia, the North Queensland Register newspaper reports that the Sarina distillery has doubled its ethanol production due to COVID-19. The Wilmar-owned sugar mill has ramped up production and sales to front-line medical services including Queensland Health with Q1 industrial ethanol sales increasing 80% on the year. Sales to cleaning and hygiene product manufacturers has […]

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Queensland University of Technology researcher using plants to battle COVID-19

Queensland University of Technology researcher using plants to battle COVID-19

April 14, 2020 |

In Australia, a top researcher from the Queensland University of Technology has developed a roadmap for biologists and biotechnologists who are turning to the new technique of producing antibodies, vaccines and therapeutics, including those for COVID-19, in plants. He said aid an international biotech company had already been given fast-tracked access to the entire chromosome-level […]

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