Ground-breaking study benchmarks biofuel pricing

May 22, 2013
Ground-breaking Australian study benchmarks biofuel pricing
Mark Gayton, Operations Manager, Mackay Sugar Limited, Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, US Navy, (background: Bob McCarthy, UQ Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor and Andrew Cappello, Chairman of the Board, Mackay Sugar Limited) Professor Peter Gray, UQ AIBN Director and Hon Tim Mulherin, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Economics.

(Phys.org) —Ground-breaking Australian research on the viability of aviation biofuels has today been released, at the culmination of almost three years of work by The University of Queensland, James Cook University, The Boeing Company, Virgin Australia, Mackay Sugar and IOR Energy.

The results of the unique study as part of the Queensland Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative have been published in the international journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining and were presented today at the Boeing-hosted Aero Environment Summit in Sydney.

[To be updated - 5/28/2013. Please check back]

Explore further: Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Biofuel tree project discovers Indigenous partners

May 01, 2012

University of Queensland researchers have planted five hectares of Pongamia trees at Hope Vale, north Queensland in a bid to create a commercially viable plantation for sustainable regional development and ...

Air Canada makes its first biofuel flight

Jun 19, 2012

Air Canada's first-ever flight using biofuels headed from Toronto to Mexico City Monday, in an effort to showcase the aviation industry's global commitment to greener transportation.

Recommended for you

Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live

Nov 25, 2014

Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within ...

Building a better battery

Nov 25, 2014

Imagine an electric car with the range of a Tesla Model S - 265 miles - but at one-fifth the $70,000 price of the luxury sedan. Or a battery able to provide many times more energy than today's technology ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.