Dupont open World’s Largest Cellulosic plant in Iowa

Dupont last week opened the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa.  The plant was built to process agricultural waste mainly being corn stover (harvest residue – leaves, husks, cobs and stalks).  Dupont report that manufacturing ethanol from waste cellulosic streams is difficult and will unlikely to be competitive with conventional oil until the price […]

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China lifts corn ethanol ban to pursue Cleaner Air

China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, is set to resume building new corn-based ethanol plants after a nearly decade-long ban, in a move that could help absorb the country’s record stocks, industry sources said. Beijing barred corn-based ethanol in late 2006 on concerns over food security at a time of rising domestic corn prices. China […]

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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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