Posts Tagged 'biofuels'

Wheat straw for bioenergy

A case for wheat straw for bioenergy!

West Australian agricultural cropping systems have wheat straw in abundance and at the moment we are not utilising this resource to our and our communities’ advantage. Wheat straw for bioenergy is a feasible option and Energy Farmers is working to develop projects that use wheat straw for bioenergy.

Current situation

Most farmers in Western Australia are cropping year in year out. Wheat, canola and lupins grown in rotation gives farmers the option of using alternative chemicals ...

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Energy Farmers Company Overview

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We are  working with stakeholders to ramp up the bioenergy industry in Australia. Our view is that we need to build the confidence of farmers and feedstock suppliers in bioenergy technology, develop biomass supply chains and ultimately be in a position to supply large amounts of biomass to future bioenergy and biofuels projects across Australia.

For now we are developing small on site solutions that use wastes resources to ...

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Energy Farmers presents at Bioenergy Australia’s annual conference.

Our bioenergy presentation at Bioenergy Australia’s annual conference held in Melbourne on the 25th-27th of November was on the work we have been doing in the bioenergy space. It was great to mix with other industry players and sobering to hear they are all facing the same constraints getting projects off the ground.

Biomass projects are complex needing a lot of different aspects to come together to ensure project success. Financing these projects is an issue, long development times mean ...

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Bioenergy Roadmap – A good plan for the future.

Internationally it has been proven that bioenergy can be a significant player in energy supply. Indeed many developed economies have ambitious plans to increase the contribution of bioenergy in future. Currently bioenergy contributes less that 1% of Australia’s energy supply. Australia must draw from these international experiences and apply them as part of actions required to combat the effects of climate change.

The ‘Australian Bioenergy Roadmap – Setting the direction for biomass in stationary energy to 2020 and beyond” ...

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“Carbon Tax” – opening up opportunities in Australian agriculture.

 

In May, the Federal Government announced the successful applicants of  “Filling the Research Gap” and “Action on the Ground“,  round one funding, direct beneficiaries of the Clean Energy Futures policy.

I think its great to see the variety of projects and it’s the first real step to getting farmers and the rest of Australia away from their reliance of fossil based products and toward more sustainable agricultural systems.

Overall 117 projects shared 72 million dollars with research including ...

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Mid West Waste to Energy Project – Testing for energy.

All wastes contain energy.

Organic energy is produced when an organic waste is converted into a fuel, such as methane. The process helps us reduce environmental damage because it recovers a valuable resource (methane) and reduces pollution in the atmosphere. Inorganic energy is produced when high calorific materials, such as plastics, are recovered. The plastics used to generate inorganic energy are most often those that can’t be recycled.

As part of stage one of EFA’s Mid West Waste to Energy Project Development ...

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Funding for Carbon Farming

The Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food have launched “Filling the Research Gap” as part of its Carbon Farming Futures Program. 201 million dollars will be invested to support research into emerging abatement technologies, strategies and innovative management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, sequester carbon and enhance sustainable agricultural practices.

The funding is available to Australian companies, business, research organisation, government agencies and departments. Research priorities for funding ...

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Carbon Tax – Countryman Response 21st July

Carbon tax – Energy Farmers Countryman Letter

There is still a lot of negativity in the agriculture community about the governments Clean Energy Future policy and carbon tax, here is a letter written to the Countryman about why the policy has merit! See the link here

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