BAA Congratulates Bipartisan Approach as Momentum for Biofuels Increases

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) welcomes the bipartisan agreement on the taxation of biodiesel and ethanol produced in Australia. The agreement will see the excise rate payable on biodiesel phased in in equal increments over the next 16 years, beginning at 0% in 2015-16 and increasing to 50% of the diesel excise rate in […]

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Queensland government seeks community views on proposed ethanol mandate

Following on from the Department of Energy and Water Supply’s release of the Towards a clean energy economy: achieving a biofuel mandate for Queensland discussion paper, the Queensland government is seeking community input on its proposed 2% ethanol mandate through a series of public forums. The discussion paper details the key issues around implementing a […]

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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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