Asia Pushes Ahead With Biodiesel Despite Oil Price

Industry representatives and Government officials in Malaysia and Indonesia have vowed to progress new biodiesel mandates despite the drop in crude oil prices forcing up the subsidies owed to producers to blend stockpiled palm oil reserves. Indonesia has flagged raising the minimum bio-content of gasoil in the country by a quarter to 20 percent in […]

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US Posts Record Biodiesel Consumption

3 February 2015 Encouraging new figures have revealed biodiesel consumption rates reached a record high of almost 2.1 billion gallons in the US in 2015, reducing carbon emissions by more than 18 million metric tonnes according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Joe Jobe, CEO of the US National Biodiesel Board, put the record […]

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To achieve tangible and useful outcomes, the biofuels industry in Australia must work collaboratively with all involved. The BAA works in the interests of its members, so it is in your best interests to join us and help drive the national conversation on biofuels.



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.



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.



The Biofuels Association of Australia has been formed for the purpose of providing leadership as the peak representative body facilitating the building of a sustainable, economically viable Australian biofuels industry, consistent with national and community interests and environmental standards.

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