Algae to Biodiesel waste to feedlots

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:23
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This on the ABC website this morning, I guess we'll see more of this stuff, given that the country will ground to a halt if diesel gets too expensive or disappears, I figured that when I bought my lux earlier this year with an old style motor, they'll fund an alternative fuel that will run it before they find one for petrol cars.

Not they do not appear to be listed.

The article:

Qld Govt backs algae to biodiesel project

Posted 16 minutes ago

* Map: Townsville 4810

The State Government says a north Queensland project exploring ways to turn algae into biodiesel has enormous potential.

The Government has agreed to put $166,000 towards the Townsville-based project designed by James Cook University and Australian company MBD Biodiesel.

State Regional Development and Industry Minister Desley Boyle says the farm will consume carbon dioxide and produce algal oil which can be turned into biodiesel.

She says the "algal cake" produced as a by-product can be then be used to feed cattle.

"The world of course will also be looking on because they would want in other states and other countries to share in the benefits," she said.

"We are hopeful in this partnership that we'll have some very clear indications of how it's going 12 months from now."

She says it will be the largest operation of its type in Australia.

"This is potentially just a huge win for Queensland," she said.

"It would mean in the process, if it works, that we cut our carbon emissions over ordinary diesel by three-quarters."
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:43

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:43
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