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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Review of NSW ethanol fuel laws ordered

The NSW government has secretly asked the Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal to review its ethanol laws, according to a report in The Australian today. The request was made before the last state election, but news of it comes as Queensland considers mandating the sustainable fuel. Mandating ethanol has flow on benefits across multiple industries, giving farmers […]

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BAA makes submission to QLD mandate discussion paper

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) has this week submitted its response to the proposed Queensland ethanol mandate. The BAA is broadly supportive of a mandate on biofuels in Queensland. We believe it is important that the industry grows in a sustainable manner and that the targets set are achievable. For these reasons, we are […]

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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 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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