1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila – Biofuel!

A desert plant, best known for producing tequila in Mexico, shows promise as a source of biofuel and other biochemical products, according to University of Adelaide research. The researchers at the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls showed the agave plant could produce up to 15,000 liters per hectare a year […]

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Qld to transition to a Clean Energy Economy

A mandate on ethanol in fuel will help Queensland transition to a clean energy economy, the state government says. New laws requiring petrol retailers to offer a fuel made up of at least two per cent ethanol and a diesel fuel containing at least 0.5 per cent bio-sources have been introduced to state parliament. Energy […]

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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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