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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Ethanol powering Aussie legends

The power, speed and performance of our V8s are the stuff of legend – and, since 2009, the stuff that fuels that legend is E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% regular petroleum. BAA member United Petroleum has been supplying premium high-performance E85 to V8 teams since 2014. The deal between United Petroleum and […]

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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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