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Farmers & aviation biofuels!

Farmers fueling flights – aviation biofuels.

Its exciting future for agriculture and the potential farmers have, to produce aviation biofuels. Richard Branson’s Virgin Australia have announced a consortium with Renewable Oil Corporation (ROC), Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation (DYMTF) and Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre (FFI CRC) to develop sustainable aviation biofuels with benefits. Benefits from these types of projects will flow to the Australian farming community and the environment.

 

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Euan Beamont is Co-Founder/Director of Energy Farmers Australia. From a rural background Euan has always had a strong connection to the land and is very passionate about the sustainability of agriculture. Euan believes that a carbon price is a good thing for agriculture and will enable farmers to change to more sustainable farming practices and move away from their reliance on fossil based energy.
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  1. Cliff Lewis  April 18, 2012

    Have been following Dynamotive for almost a decade, invested in them. Saw the potential, when Richard Branson an G.E. jumped on board I became quite excited! I have worked in the Pulp and Paper industry for the last 21 years. I knew there was great potential in bio-fuel sectors for a carbon neutral fuel for the future. It is soooooo cool that Richard is such a forward thinker!!!! I was in Isla Mujeres in Feb. 2012 and just missed him. Soooo dissapointed, If he wants to spend a weekend at my lakeside retreat in Maine he’s most welcome. The State of Maine is positioned for these technologies more than most realize! Cliff Lewis, Hartland, Maine, 1-207-938-5919

    • Euan  April 22, 2012

      Hi Cliff,

      Thanks very much for your comments much appreciated. Yes, I like Richard Branson, he is a forward thinker and really leading the way in terms of biofuels and sustainability. I will watch the Dynamotive/Virgin venture with interest. Im sure he would enjoy a weekend at the lakeside retreat, sounds great.
      Regards Euan Beamont