Study: ethanol fuel good for health, environment

As reported in Ethanol Producer Magazine, yet another study has confirmed that ethanol blended fuels are better for human health and the environment than E0. Testing in Kansas by Urban Air Initiative found that toxic additives are present in E0 at levels 45% higher than in E10. These additives are known carcinogens that pollute the […]

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CSIRO investigates tobacco leaf oil for biodiesel

Thanks to its role as a major ingredient in cigarettes, tobacco isn’t usually seen as a particularly endearing plant. But according to the CSIRO it can have uses far beyond that as a simple feedstock for¬†smokes. New research from Australia’s national science research organisation suggests that with a bit of scientific magic, tobacco plants could […]

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To achieve tangible and useful outcomes, the biofuels industry in Australia must work collaboratively with all involved. The BAA works in the interests of its members, so it is in your best interests to join us and help drive the national conversation on biofuels.



Biodiesel is produced from renewable plant or animal feedstocks containing fatty acids using a process of condensation called transesterification. Post 1986 diesel engines can run on biodiesel, including cars, trucks, heavy machinery, and ships.



Ethanol is an alcohol made by fermenting sugar and starch components. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form as a replacement for gasoline, but it is usually blended with gasoline to improve vehicle emissions and power.



The Biofuels Association of Australia has been formed for the purpose of providing leadership as the peak representative body facilitating the building of a sustainable, economically viable Australian biofuels industry, consistent with national and community interests and environmental standards.

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