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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First tank of E10 yields powerful results

A recent E10 convert discusses her experience using the sustainable fuel in her car.   I’m just old enough to remember the aftermath of the phase out of leaded fuel. I remember our family car pulling up to service station pumps and having to scan each row for “unleaded”, and asking my parents why people didn’t […]

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Highlights from the Guardian Live debate on fossil fuel divestment

A recent Guardian Live debate explored the hot topic of fossil fuel divestment, looking at how individuals and investors can make the switch from fossil fuels to their renewable counterparts. Ultimately, the panellists suggested that much of the necessary momentum needs to come from consumers and society, stating that ordinary people need to put pressure […]

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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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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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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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