The introduction of a biofuels mandate in Queensland appears to paying dividends – a great boost for an industry buffeted by cost pressures and misinformation.
The Queensland Government is reporting a 30% increase in demand for E10 in the sunshine state.
A lack of understanding on the benefits of E10 has held the industry back, but the Government’s education campaign has been a roaring a success.
More than 500,000 motorists have checked the Queensland Government website to see if their car is compatible – and that’s a game changer for the industry.
The E10 Ok campaign proves that there is a real interest in the biofuel.
If the industry can continue to grow then it will mean more jobs for regional Queensland.
The United Petroleum plant at Dalby is already moving to expand its plant.
The plant will undergo a $26 million expansion, with the help of the Queensland Government bio-futures incentive program.
The plant currently produces 76 million litres per year of ethanol from locally grown sorghum – the expansion will boost production to 100 million litres per year.
The project is expected to generate an extra 50 jobs and that proves that a growing industry can provide valuable employment opportunities in regional and rural areas.