Australian Biofuels Overview 2019

Biofuels in Australia seem to be going nowhere!  From about 2005 to 2010 there was a flurry of investment and interest in new biodiesel and ethanol plants in Australia.  In 2009 Australia had nine operating biodiesel plants and three operating fuel ethanol plants.  Come 2019, there are only three biodiesel plants of scale operating in Australia and no change to the number of fuel ethanol plants.  State mandates plus the Federal Government’s domestic excise relief programs over the last nine years have failed to attract new investment of scale to the industry. However, there is some blue sky with new advanced biofuel projects in Australia.  An edited presentation made by Mike Cochran at the Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum, Melbourne on 17th September 2019 can be downloaded here.