Tag: Australia

Papyrus Australia successfully trials banana-based mold food packaging at scale

Papyrus Australia successfully trials banana-based mold food packaging at scale

October 13, 2021 |

In Australia, Papyrus Australia Ltd announced it has completed a successful trial using its factory-produced refined banana fiber to produce commercial quantities of biodegradable molded food packaging products in a conventional, off the shelf, molding machine. This successful trial is a major milestone for the Company as it:  proves banana fiber is a viable alternative […]

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Western Australia $45.4M in renewable hydrogen projects

Western Australia $45.4M in renewable hydrogen projects

September 7, 2021 |

In Australia, the McGowan Government will invest an additional A$61.5 million to supercharge Western Australia’s growing renewable hydrogen industry to create 21st century jobs and move towards a low-carbon future.  A new A$50 million fund, included in the McGowan Government’s 2021-22 Budget, will be used to stimulate local demand for renewable hydrogen in transport and […]

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Epichem completes building of Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution Flow Reactor

Epichem completes building of Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution Flow Reactor

August 4, 2021 |

In Australia, Epichem Pty Ltd, through its subsidiary Epichem OHD Pty Ltd, has completed building its benchtop Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution (OHD) Flow Reactor to research, develop and promote a novel, innovative and disruptive waste to fuels technology. The flow reactor is located at Epichem’s purpose-built state of the art laboratory at Technology Park in Bentley, […]

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Australian researchers to develop organic nitrogen fertilizer from aquatic cyanobacterial biomass

Australian researchers to develop organic nitrogen fertilizer from aquatic cyanobacterial biomass

July 27, 2021 |

In Australia, while agricultural production around the world struggles with declining soil health, Australian researchers are investigating production of a sustainable organic nitrogen fertilizer made from aquatic cyanobacterial biomass—ideally suited for badly degraded areas reliant on chemical fertilizers.  Scientists in Australia, US and Europe are testing a new biofertilizer made from a fast-growing freshwater cyanobacterium […]

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Australian Fortescue Future Industries to build 250MW green hydrogen plant in Tasmania

Australian Fortescue Future Industries to build 250MW green hydrogen plant in Tasmania

July 12, 2021 |

In Australia, Australian Fortescue Future Industries Pty Ltd (FFI) has signed an Option Agreement with Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (TasPorts) to exclusively negotiate all land and operating access requirements for its proposed 250 megawatt (MW) green hydrogen plant in Bell Bay in Northern Tasmania, marking an important milestone in the development of this world […]

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Carnarvon Petroleum creates JV with Frontier Impact Group for Australian biofuels

Carnarvon Petroleum creates JV with Frontier Impact Group for Australian biofuels

July 6, 2021 |

In Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum Limited has formed a joint venture with Frontier Impact Group who has been actively progressing a biorefinery business in Western Australia to produce renewable diesel and other highly valuable products. The joint venture plans to use internationally proven technology to process waste lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock and produce renewable diesel, high-quality […]

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Baxter Blue embraces renewable eyewear trend

Baxter Blue embraces renewable eyewear trend

June 28, 2021 |

In Australia, Baxter Blue has become the latest high-end eyewear company offering compostable, plant-based frames. The company is using biobased acetate, which it says composts in as little as 115 days, or roughly the same amount of time as a coffee cup. The company modestly suggests, however, that its frames are so stylish most consumers […]

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Lab-grown lamb means you won’t have to be sheepish about ordering the chops

Lab-grown lamb means you won’t have to be sheepish about ordering the chops

May 31, 2021 |

In Australia, a cultured meat startup has claimed production of the world’s first lab-grown lamb. The Spoon reports that Magic Valley is prototyping lab mince, strips, steaks, and chops and is in the process of raising seed funding.  Notably, Magic Valley does not grow its meat using Fetal Bovine Serum, a growth medium commonly used […]

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Australian researchers develop low temp pretreatment for biomass feedstock

Australian researchers develop low temp pretreatment for biomass feedstock

May 31, 2021 |

In Australia, researchers at Monash University have published in Nature’s Scientific Reports a one-step peracetic acid pretreatment of hardwood and softwood biomass for platform chemicals. The process achieved 90% delignification in five hours at 90 degrees centigrade. Typically pretreatments require high temperatures of above 150 degrees C but researchers the world over are focused on […]

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Murray River Energy ethanol plant referred for corruption investigation by local council

Murray River Energy ethanol plant referred for corruption investigation by local council

May 17, 2021 |

In Australia, the Shepparton News reports that following a third-party audit regarding the MOAMA ethanol plant development by Murray River Energy commissioned by the Murray River Council, the Council has referred the case to the Independent Commission Against Corruption and NSW Police for further investigation. The Council granted the project a loan of A$900,000 but […]

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