30 June 2010
AgriFuels and Queensland University of Technology receive grant from Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation to develop sweet sorghum industry in Australia:
"Developing a new renewable fuel and food industry in Australia: sweet sorghum "
21 September 2009:
AgriFuels team sows demonstration crop number 3 in Isis Central Queensland.
14 September 2009:
AgriFuels Managing Director Brendon Ellett presented to a standing room only crowd at the monthly Wholesale Investor magazine networking event in September 2009.
Wholesale Investor magazine hosted an investor networking evening at Sydney's prestegious MLC centre this week. Managing Director Brendon Ellett presented investment details to a crowd of almost 200 investors and along with Executive Director Robert Smallwood, fielded inquiries and questions afterwards.
Read about AgriFuels in August "EcoInvestor"
20 April 2009 :
From A.T Kearney: “A study released today by A.T. Kearney, Inc., titled “Green Winners: The Performance of Sustainability-focused Companies in the Financial Crisis”…found that in 16 of the 18 industries studied, companies committed to sustainability outperformed industry averages by 15% over the six months from May through November 2008. From a market capitalization perspective, this superior performance averages out to $650 million in protected market capitalization per company.”
10 December 2008:
24 November 2008:
AGRIFUELS PRESENTS AT BIOENERGY AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE 8-9 DECEMBER 2008
"SWEET SORGHUM, A RENEWABLE ENERGY FEEDSTOCK"
10:30-10:55 Tuesday 9 December
On behalf of Bioenergy Australia, an alliance of 73 government and private sectors organisations with an interest in the development of sustainable energy and products from biomass, we would like to invite you to attend our ninth annual conference, to be held 8-9 December 2008 at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
An optional technical tour to biomass and bioenergy facilities is planned as part of the conference. The conference tour on 10 December is planned to visit a 2.2 MWe fluidised bed combustor nearing completion, a biogas project at a waste water treatment plant, a 1 MW biomass energy plant at a sawmill, and a small scale biomass gasifier.
The conference program will have over 60 presentations, covering policies and programs, bioenergy projects and project development case studies, and will cover biomass feedstocks and supply aspects, biomass heat and power, pyrolysis, gasification, first and second generation liquid biofuels, algae for biofuels, carbon sequestration via biochar, anaerobic digestion and livestock wastes, energy from waste, plus overarching aspects such as greenhouse gas emissions and life cycle analyses of bioenergy systems.
The program will also include an extended panel discussion, entitled "Realising Sustainable Bioenergy Opportunities for Australia". We are also planning to have Poster Sessions and a Trade Exhibition.
Our keynote speaker is Associate Professor Philip Peck, from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden who has been involved in the European Bioenergy Network of Excellence.
The conference will bring together biomass feedstock producers and suppliers, waste management organisations, project developers, energy companies, equipment suppliers, investors, government agencies, research and research funding bodies to address factors crucial to the development of bioenergy in Australia. Last year our conference was attended by over 240 delegates, and we anticipate a good turnout again this year.
This year's conference again promises to be a most informative and stimulating event, not to be missed.
Dr. Stephen Schuck
Bioenergy Australia Manager
Dr. Roslyn Prinsley
Chairperson Bioenergy Australia
16 October 2008:
AgriFuels' second demonstration crop this year has recently been harvested. In conjunction with Queensland University of Technology Department of Crops and Biocommodities, AgriFuels' sweet sorghum crop samples are being analysed to determine its characteristic qualities for ethanol and food production. Additional data will be available in mid to late November.
AgriFuels is continuing to investigate new varieties of sweet sorghum for use in the project and discussions are underway with a number of parties on topics of new harvester technologies, new seed varieties, new uses of sweet sorghum by-products, amonst other items. Check back regularly on this page for news.