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BAA Welcomes Queensland Government Biofuel Initiative
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:17

MEDIA RELEASE - The Biofuels Association of Australia today said it was delighted with the support given to the industry by the announcement made by Energy Minister Bailey of the Queensland government in its recognition of the role biofuels can play in the Australian economy.

“Like many other governments around the world the Queensland government have also realised that by supporting biofuels they are also supporting our farmers, the Queensland economy as well as increasing rural and regional employment,” said Gavin Hughes, CEO of the Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA).

Energy White Paper Fails to Deliver
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:07

PRESS RELEASE - 9 April 2015: THE Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) has slammed the Federal Government’s Energy White Paper (EWP) which fails to respond to climate change and our worsening fuel security position. “Instead of supporting ‘here and now solutions’ to reduce the carbon intensity of our fuels by promoting biofuels (like the rest of the OECD nations), Australia’s plan is to wait for the market to sort something out,” said Gavin Hughes, CEO of BAA.

E10 the Good Fuel PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:10
Renewable Fuel Investors Abandoned
Friday, 16 May 2014 13:38

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) is deeply disappointed at the government's decision to abandon the commitments made to retain the effective excise free status of renewable biofuels until 2021. While supportive of the government's stance to save funds by removing subsidies for imported biodiesel that have already been subsidised in their country of origin, the BAA is most concerned how a complete U‐turn in policy will be interpreted by investors in any sector of the economy.

Texan Report underlines the need for an Aussie Biofuel Education
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:15

A report released by the Texas Tech University underlines the costs to NSW motorists for not choosing Ethanol blended fuels and points to the need to educate Australian motorists in the facts that American motorists have known for some years – E10 is a near perfect substitute for both regular and premium gasoline.

The report concludes that motorist's fears about ethanol blended fuels have caused them to choose higher priced Premium ULP causing them to waste an additional $331M (or 12.01 cents per litre(cpl)) on fuel between 2007 to 2013. Marketers have seized on this fear and leveraged the issue to improve wholesale margins on Premium fuels and increase profits.

PM ally in George’s fight for ethanol
Monday, 03 March 2014 18:45

FEDERAL Member for Dawson, George Christensen's, fight for North Queensland's ethanol industry received a boost today with the Prime Minister indicating the Liberal National Government would not increase the tax on the biofuel.

Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, acknowledged Mr Christensen's "deep commitment" to the ethanol industry and offered greater certainty to farmers and businesses depending on the emerging industry.

Australia – AUD 90 mln ethanol plant proposal
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:42

Deniliquin could be home to a multi-million dollar ethanol plant by as early as 2015, Pastoral Times reports.

An application to build the AUD 90 million Deniliquin plant, which would use locally sourced grains to produce fuel and other by-products, has been lodged with the NSW Government Planning Department. Korean company Dongmun Greentec, an Australian branch of Dongmun IRS Co Ltd, has earmarked a 147.18ha industrial block. Dongmun Greentec president said construction would begin by May or June next year. The proposed plant will be large enough to produce 110,000 kilolitres of ethanol each year and up to 92,000 tonne of dried distilled grain. (09 December 2013)

Source: Platts Daily Biofuels News

Work Begins on Energy White Paper
Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:11

The Australian Government will deliver a new framework for national energy and resources policy that is clear, consistent and stable.

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane has released terms of reference for the Australian Government's Energy White Paper that will drive economy-wide reforms of Australia's energy sector.

"The Government has made a new Energy White Paper a priority because it will set out a cohesive policy to secure our long-term domestic energy needs, maintain international competitiveness and grow our export base," Mr Macfarlane said.

Qantas sees an Australian aviation biofuel industry
Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:22

Australia would be capable of supporting its own aviation biofuel industry, provided significant obstacles were removed, according to the results of study released by Qantas and Shell today.

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