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Diesel from Sewage Pilot Plant for Gladstone

Posted by Peter, on September 3, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced that it will provide up to $4 million towards an $11.8 million pilot project by Southern Oil Refining to turn biosolids from sewage into crude oil.  Continue reading »

Proposed Plastic-to-Diesel Plant for ACT

Posted by Peter, on January 12, 2017

The ACT Government is convening a panel of experts to assess the impact of a proposed first-of-its-kind facility that would turn plastic into petrol and diesel. The plant has been proposed by FOY Group for an industrial site at Hume in Canberra’s south.  Continue reading »

Plastics-to-Fuels Plant for NSW Central Coast

Posted by Peter, on May 20, 2015

Foyson Resources Ltd is establishing of a $4 million facility at Berkeley Vale on the New South Wales Central Coast which will eventually convert 200 tonnes of waste plastics a day into diesel and petrol. The company says that the 200 tonnes of plastic will produce less than a tonne of waste material, which is […]  Continue reading »

Australia Investigating US Biodiesel Dumping

Posted by Peter, on June 23, 2010

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is investigating a complaint by Biodiesel Producers Ltd that American biodiesel is being dumped onto the Australian market, undercutting local producers. The US subsidises biodiesel, which is commonly made from food crops there. Last year the European Union imposed anti-dumping import duties on biodiesel from the US. Chris […]  Continue reading »

Progress on Energy from Algae

Posted by Peter, on May 6, 2008

Scientists at Innoventures Canada (I-CAN) have reported significant progress towards creating a system that would convert carbon dioxide diverted from industrial facilities into valuable products using Earth’s oldest plant life – micro-algae. I-CAN is a not-for-profit consortium of ten Canadian research corporations who have joined together for key strategic projects. Its CARS project – Carbon […]  Continue reading »

High Feedstock Prices Lead to Aussie Biofuel Plant Closures

Posted by Peter, on March 1, 2008

Yesterdays half-yearly report from Natural Fuels Limited explained the closure of Australia’s largest biodiesel plant in Darwin. The plant opened in November 2006 and reached full capacity in March 2007, although there were continuing quality control problems.  Rapidly increasing feedstock prices have made the production of biodiesel uneconomic in Darwin. The plant will be used […]  Continue reading »

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