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New Research Shows Bioenergy Crops are Complementary, Not Competitors

Submitted by on January 12, 2011 – 7:06 pmNo Comment

(The Farm Trader)  With public debate surrounding how Australia can meet its future energy needs gathering pace in recent weeks, three new RIRDC reports on potential bioenergy feedstocks will serve as a valuable addition to the exchange of ideas on our nation’s future energy supply.

…“These reports will help us understand which potential feedstocks are commercially viable and best suited to Australia’s growing conditions, in particular our unique climate and soils.  “And importantly, the studies help to dispel the myth that the production of bioenergy feedstocks has to come at the expense of land destined to grow crops for human consumption.

“In actual fact, the feedstocks investigated in these reports – agave, giant reed and Australian native plants – were grown in marginal and degraded land areas where conventional crops would find it difficult to prosper and remain profitable.”

Feasibility of Agave as a Feedstock for Biofuel Production in Australia concludes that it is feasible to grow agave in Australia to produce ethanol. Agave is an extremely water efficient plant and has been used to produce alcohol for centuries, such as tequila.

Evaluating Biodiesel Potential of Australian Native and Naturalised Plant Species found 20 of the 200 plant species evaluated for their oil content could be used as biodiesel feedstocks.

Commercial Potential of Giant Reed for Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Production highlights the significant potential of giant reed in areas unsuitable for food crops due to high salt levels.  READ MORE Access Reports

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