Palaszczuk visits Wilmar

On a visit to Wilmar Bioethanol’s Sarina facility, the Queensland Premier announced that the first of the State Government’s cabinet biofuels subcommittee meetings would take place in Mackay. Premier Palaszczuk said she was impressed with what she saw on the visit and affirmed that what she wanted to do was ‘kick start’ the industry in […]

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Study: ethanol fuel good for health, environment

As reported in Ethanol Producer Magazine, yet another study has confirmed that ethanol blended fuels are better for human health and the environment than E0. Testing in Kansas by Urban Air Initiative found that toxic additives are present in E0 at levels 45% higher than in E10. These additives are known carcinogens that pollute the […]

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CSIRO investigates tobacco leaf oil for biodiesel

Thanks to its role as a major ingredient in cigarettes, tobacco isn’t usually seen as a particularly endearing plant. But according to the CSIRO it can have uses far beyond that as a simple feedstock for smokes. New research from Australia’s national science research organisation suggests that with a bit of scientific magic, tobacco plants could […]

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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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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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