MANDATE REMAINS KEY TO BIODIESEL INDUSTRY

The Australia biodiesel industry is still trying to negotiate deals with oil companies to ramp up production, despite the introduction of a second State mandate There are some promising signs in Queensland following the introduction of mandate on January 1, however that is yet to flow through to the industry with supply contracts. The Ecotech […]

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GREEN SHOOTS FOR BIOFUELS IN QUEENSLAND

The introduction of a biofuels mandate in Queensland appears to paying dividends – a great boost for an industry buffeted by cost pressures and misinformation. The Queensland Government is reporting a 30% increase in demand for E10 in the sunshine state. A lack of understanding on the benefits of E10 has held the industry back, […]

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BIODIESEL

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.

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ETHANOL

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.

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