Tag: Australia

Queensland government pushing ahead with SAF industry creation

Queensland government pushing ahead with SAF industry creation

November 30, 2022 |

In Australia, the Palaszczuk Government is accelerating plans to make Queensland the capital of a local sustainable aviation fuels industry. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said a roundtable was held on Friday, bringing together key industry players to launch a pathway for Queensland to capitalize on the global shift to green […]

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

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. […]

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Qantas teams with 5 large Oz companies to demonstrate SAF demand

Qantas teams with 5 large Oz companies to demonstrate SAF demand

November 14, 2022 |

In Australia, Qantas has joined forces with five large companies in Australia to show the demand that exists for a local sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in Australia by preferencing it as a way to reduce their carbon emissions. The national carrier today launched the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition (SAF Coalition) program, with Australia Post, […]

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Flinders University-led study builds case for using natural materials in sustainable concrete

Flinders University-led study builds case for using natural materials in sustainable concrete

October 24, 2022 |

In Australia, an international research group is building a case for more sustainable concrete by replacing synthetic reinforcement materials with natural fibres and materials from difference waste streams.   The latest Flinders University-led study, with experts from the US and Turkey, demonstrates how geopolymers reinforced with renewable natural fibres and made with industrial by-products and waste-based sands […]

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MicroBioGen opens new state-of-the-art in Sydney

MicroBioGen opens new state-of-the-art in Sydney

October 17, 2022 |

In Australia, MicroBioGen officially opened its state-of-the-art laboratories in Macquarie Park in Northern Sydney. Three years in the making, these labs will produce our world-leading micro-organisms that are essential to industries worth over $2 trillion per year, including biofuels, alternative proteins, space exploration, sustainable human foods and animal feed.  The new laboratories will allow the […]

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Australian cultivated meat company opens first factory

Australian cultivated meat company opens first factory

October 10, 2022 |

In Australia, Vow has opened one of the world’s largest cultivated meat production facilities.  Dubbed Factory 1, the New South Wales facility has the capacity to produce 30 tons of “an extremely delicious” but undisclosed first product annually.  “With Factory 1, Vow has quietly become a world leader in cultured meat, we are now operating […]

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Biobased kettle and toaster available in Australia

Biobased kettle and toaster available in Australia

October 3, 2022 |

In Australia, bioplastics kettles and toasters produced by Philips Domestic Appliances are now available at local appliance retailer Bing Lee.  Priced at $129 each, the Eco Collection uses plant oil waste in its bioplastic casings. Purchase will also trigger a tree planted in the Philippines under an agreement between Philips and EcoMatcher.  “We are seeing […]

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Great Wrap taking compostable cling wrap to the US following Series A funding

Great Wrap taking compostable cling wrap to the US following Series A funding

September 13, 2022 |

In Australia, Jordy and Julia Kay, Co-founders of Great Wrap, are disruptors in an industry that has not seen change since the 1940s. Great Wrap, a materials science company that manufactures the only certified home compostable stretch wrap from potato waste, is expanding to the U.S. in August, to end the American reliance on petroleum-based […]

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University of Queensland-led training center to be global hub for green plastics

University of Queensland-led training center to be global hub for green plastics

September 12, 2022 |

In Australia, a new University of Queensland-led training center is set to become a hub for world-leading research in ‘green’ plastic. The A$13 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, based at UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering, aims to make large-scale plastic pollution a problem of the past. The […]

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Potato waste cling wrap raises $24 million

Potato waste cling wrap raises $24 million

August 15, 2022 |

In Australia, a husband-and-wife team of entrepreneurs has raised $24 million to advance commercialization of a compostable cling wrap made from potato waste. Called Great Wrap, the material breaks down into carbon and water within 6 months. Groundswell Ventures, Springbank Collective, and Trail Mix Ventures all participated in the Series A, which will help Great […]

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