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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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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Biodiesel is produced from renewable plant or animal feedstocks containing fatty acids using a process of condensation called transesterification. Post 1986 diesel engines can run on biodiesel, including cars, trucks, heavy machinery, and ships.

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Ethanol is an alcohol made by fermenting sugar and starch components. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form as a replacement for gasoline, but it is usually blended with gasoline to improve vehicle emissions and power.

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