BAA REJECTS PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION CLAIMS

The Biofuels Association of Australia strongly rejects claims by the Federal Productivity Commission that the industry fails to support the agriculture sector or the community. The NSW and Queensland Governments have not forced motorists to buy E10 or biodiesel, said BAA Chief Executive Officer, Mark Sutton. “To claim that biofuel mandates are causing increased petrol […]

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Nissan bio-ethanol fuel-cell development

News that Nissan has begun development of a new bio-ethanol fuel-cell to power electric vehicles is an exciting development. While there is a long way to go, as James Wong from Car News reports it could have the same range as conventional petrol-powered cars around 600 kilometres. It shows how versatile biofuels can be, particularly […]

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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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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 like […]

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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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