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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BAA makes submission to QLD mandate discussion paper

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) has this week submitted its response to the proposed Queensland ethanol mandate. The BAA is broadly supportive of a mandate on biofuels in Queensland. We believe it is important that the industry grows in a sustainable manner and that the targets set are achievable. For these reasons, we are […]

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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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