Thursday, 14 April 2011

Research key to new sources

Adelaide Advertiser
6 April 2011, Page: 26

GOVERNMENT plans to establish the Australian Biofuels Research Institute will encourage a more commercial focus for bioenergy. Support would go to projects for second generation biofuels (including algae) and biopower and bioheat projects. Bioenergy involves converting biomass to heat, electricity or fuels, including using sugar cane residues, wood waste and biogas from landfill. The challenge for first generation biofuels such as ethanol was to be economic without subsidies.