Tag: Queensland

Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

April 14, 2019 |

It’s the land of the Queen, and Queensland, Australia is investing big in the bioeconomy. Named in honor of Queen Victoria who allowed separation of the colony from New South Wales back in 1859, it’s now the 2nd largest and 3rd most populous state in Australia. With over 5 million people, it’s often called the […]

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Queensland becomes first government in the world to sign below50 agreement

Queensland becomes first government in the world to sign below50 agreement

December 9, 2018 |

In Australia, the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) welcomed the Queensland Government’s signing of the below50 campaign at Parliament House in Brisbane. The Queensland Government were the first jurisdiction in the World to sign on to the low-carbon emissions initiative, highlighting their commitment to a more […]

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Queensland as biofuel hub talked about in D.C., Tindal becomes advisor

Queensland as biofuel hub talked about in D.C., Tindal becomes advisor

July 22, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., Queensland’s potential as a biofuel hub in the Asian Pacific region was brought up during government meetings in D.C. last week between Queensland’s Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick and the U.S. Department of the Navy. The Minister met at the Pentagon with biofuel experts and announced the […]

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Queensland as Asia Pacific biofuels hub takes a step forward with the Navy

Queensland as Asia Pacific biofuels hub takes a step forward with the Navy

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Queensland’s potential as the biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific has taken center stage in Washington this week at a meeting with the US Department of the Navy. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick met at the Pentagon Monday with advanced biofuel experts and announced the appointment of Queensland’s […]

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A Blustery Day in the Bioeconomy’s Billion Acre Wood: The Latest from EPA, POET, Fuels America, Calyxt, Eligo Bioscience, Queensland, Gevo, Virgin, and Unilever

A Blustery Day in the Bioeconomy’s Billion Acre Wood: The Latest from EPA, POET, Fuels America, Calyxt, Eligo Bioscience, Queensland, Gevo, Virgin, and Unilever

October 3, 2017 |

British author AA Milne is in the news this week with the impending release of “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which brings to mind “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day”. It’s been bluster and bother and in the bioeconomy this week, all right, and significant players are feeling downright Eeyoreish and we’ll get to that. But some […]

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Two Up: Amyris, Queensland gamble on farnesene for SE Asia

Two Up: Amyris, Queensland gamble on farnesene for SE Asia

June 22, 2017 |

  The Digest discovered this hand-written lyric, we think written with a thumbnail dipped in biocrude, near Amyris headquarters in Emeryville, California. Somewhere north of Byron Bay where Cooktown orchids grow, and cane is ever-present and the Pioneer River flows, there’ll be a group of smarties along the coastal towns hawking tonnes of bio farnesene for a zillion yuan a […]

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Two Up: Amyris, Queensland gamble on farnesene for SE Asia

Two Up: Amyris, Queensland gamble on farnesene for SE Asia

June 22, 2017 |

  The Digest discovered this hand-written lyric, we think written with a thumbnail dipped in biocrude, near Amyris headquarters in Emeryville, California. Somewhere north of Byron Bay where Cooktown orchids grow, and cane is ever-present and the Pioneer River flows there’ll be a group of smarties along the coastal towns hawking tonnes of bio farnesene for a zillion yuan a […]

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Queensland sets new ethanol, biodiesel mandates for 2017

Queensland sets new ethanol, biodiesel mandates for 2017

December 23, 2016 |

In Australia, from January 1, 2017 Queensland liable fuel retailors will be required by law to ensure that up to 3 per cent of their total regular unleaded and ethanol-blended petrol sales each quarter are bio-based fuels, such as ethanol. Biodiesel is a part of this mandate and requires 0.5 per cent of all diesel […]

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BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan

BioFutures: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Queensland’s 10-Year Bioeconomy plan

July 3, 2016 |

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Queensland greenlights advanced drop-in biofuels project for military, aviation, marine

Queensland greenlights advanced drop-in biofuels project for military, aviation, marine

March 29, 2016 |

In Queensland, the state premier Anna Palaszczuk, the Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham, and the Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey jointly announced that a AUD $16 million advanced biofuels pilot plant will be built at Southern Oil Refining’s Yarwun plant at Gladstone. They described the project as “a giant step towards […]

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