Biodiesel Plant for Darwin

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From the financial news this morning.

Thought it might interest a few of you.

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Babcock plans $45m biodiesel plant for Darwin

09:50, Friday, 8 July 2005

Sydney - Friday - July 8: (RWE Australian Business News) -
Babcock & Brown Environmental Investments Ltd (ASX: BEI) reports key
contracts had been signed for the construction of a $45 million
biodiesel manufacturing facility in Darwin.
Construction is due to commence in late July with completion
targeted for August 2006 and production expected in September 2006.
Mr Gary Levin, Managing Director of Babcock & Brown
Environmental Investments, said contracts had been finalised with Lurgi
Pacific for the design and construction of the plant, and that Vopak
Asia Pacific would be investing $27 million in fuel storage and
infrastructure facilities.
"Both Lurgi and Vopak are highly regarded global leaders in
their fields and the ongoing relationships strengthen our capabilities
and capacity in the Australian market," Mr Levin said.

Also, other reading at Australian Renewable Fuels about their biodiesel plant in Adelaide.

See ya's.

Wazza.
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Reply By: blackmax11 - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:32

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:32
Great news, should be more of um in this country with our opportunity to grow whatever plant is required.

Bet the price of biodiesel will not be less than the price ruling at the time.

We diesel owners are getting ripped off by the oil companies with the price V's petrol. I believe it may be due to the fact that trucking companies, farmers etc. get a Government rebate so the rest of us pay.

In NZ diesel is $0.86 per litre. There is a yearly road tax on diesel vehicles based on Klms travelled but it works out about another 4 cents per litre.

If available I would buy bio fuel just to stick it up the rip off oil companies.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:44

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:44
The government links the australian diesel price to the singapore refinery diesel price which is one of the higher priced diesel in the world - supposed to be better quality than we have had in the past but I am not so sure
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Follow Up By: rob&kev&roo - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:44

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:44
European diesel is far better quality from what i have read and is far cheaper so the quality has nothing to do with why our government is riping us off, but we should expect it from Howard.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:39

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:39
SO what will the selling price be? At a guess about 20cents cheaper than normal diesel? It aint going to be charity!
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:43

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:43
I didn't think there was enough Fish & Chip Shops, Hungry Jacks, or McWhatsits in Darwin to generate the base (waste) oil product.

I wonder how many farmers throughout Australia are considering the change to Canola crops, etc. for some really serious production of alternative fuel.
Everybody will be running Diesel engines and our country folk will be gainfully employed.

Gee, why don't I run for Prime Minister, or even better, the first President of Australia. Anyone gunna vote for me?????
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Follow Up By: JohnJan - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:55

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:55
There's a plan to import 40 million tonnes of palm oil from SE asia.
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:25

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 15:25
I'll vote for ya....IF....You plan on changing that Jackaroo for a patrol !
..Just kidding...dont start me ok.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 18:46

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 18:46
Sand Man, Do you mean "grainfully employed"??
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Reply By: JohnJan - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:03

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:03
Oops 150,000 tonnes pa
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:35

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:35
Yup I had heard of this, apparently as the rumours go if it's a success they will open one similar in Kwinana here in WA.
Best thing ever IMHO.

But yeah, ozi farmers are going to have to rethink a few things if they won'y to be in on it, and they will won't to be in on it because it's going to be HUGE.

But wheather we import it or grow it ourselves locally I'd rather be paying any farmer for my fuel than the W%NK%Rs w'ere paying now.

And truckster, even 20c a litire would be good!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:39

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:39
yeah right on. I might even be tempted to buy a diesel myself.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 23:19

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 23:19
20cents maybe good, but its even more profit than thebleeps are making now....
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 12:38

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 12:38
FIY in Germany there are 1500 biodiesel outlets. France has a compulsary 5% of all diesel is biodiesel (B5). The latest VW Golf has a manufactures preference for biodiesel (superior lube) a lot like many jap cars now prefer premium unleaded. A guy here in melbourne called Colin got a 50K grant from bracksey for a small scale plant. They were going to process 20,000L a week and sell it thorugh a local servo to us locals for $85c a litre. The federal gov pulled the pin and the grant was lost. In my local area we put 100,000L of waste oil into landfill. Its a big enviro problem as i believe they dont know what to do with all the oil.

Surley we couldnt burn it in place of fossil fuel could we?
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Reply By: ripperGU - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 14:52

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 14:52
One big economic problem with biodiesel-- no matter where the base product comes from, the feds will slap some sort of excise on it and may end up not being all that cheaper than diesel now!!
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