Australia Opens Its First Biofuels Plant

Australia's first biofuels pilot plant has officially opened in Gladstone, Queensland. The ceremony was presided over by the Premier of Queensland and the Minister for the Arts, Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. The Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant is a joint venture between Southern Oil and J.J. Richards & Sons. The project integrates cutting-edge technologies to produce biocrude and renewable fuels from waste.

The pilot plant will evaluate and process a range of waste products to convert into biofuels. Plastics, wood waste, Prickly Acacia, sugar cane trash and bagasse, urban and a variety of agricultural green waste are just some of the other waste streams set to be evaluated by the new facility.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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