Food waste to power WA homes

It’s like something out of a science fiction film – literally. Jandakot-based Biogass Renewables has proposed joining forces with local councils in Western Australia to collect food waste like chicken bones and mouldy lettuce and convert them into energy via an anaerobic digestion process to create biogas. “It is done through a biological anaerobic (no […]

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Barnawartha biofuels plant looking forward to the future

The Federal Government’s amendments to excise rules on biodiesel are already having a positive impact on biodiesel producers around the country, including BAA member ARfuels. ARfuels Managing Director Andrew White told the Border Mail that after a year of lobbying, the changes to the legislation meant that “30-odd jobs out at Barnawartha [biodiesel plant] are […]

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BAA Chairman weighs in on Queensland ethanol mandate

The proposed ethanol mandate of 2% in Queensland is “too low”, according to BAA Chairman Garry Mulvay. Mr Mulvay, also the Executive General Manager of Wilmar BioEthanol’s Sarina Distillery, told ABC Rural that he had a “mixed reaction” to the state government’s discussion paper on how to support the growth of the Queensland biofuels industry. […]

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PM ally in George’s fight for ethanol

FEDERAL Member for Dawson, George Christensen’s, fight for North Queensland’s ethanol industry received a boost today with the Prime Minister indicating the Liberal National Government would not increase the tax on the biofuel. Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, acknowledged Mr Christensen’s “deep commitment” to the ethanol industry and offered greater certainty to farmers and businesses depending […]

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