Advanced biofuels study: strategic directions for Australia. Appendix

The Advanced Biofuels Study was commissioned by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, funded through the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE), to inform the priorities of the Australian Biofuels Research Institute (ABRI). The Study will also inform the development of the Government’s Alternative Transport Fuels Strategy.

This Appendix contains a summary of detailed research and analysis from the Advanced Biofuels Study, and covers advanced biofuel (ABF) technologies, feedstock options and economics.

This Appendix is intended to be read in conjunction with a Summary Report which summarises findings from the Advanced Biofuels Study, identifies priority pathways for the industry and recommends the role Government should undertake in order to facilitate the establishment of an ABF industry.

Chapter two of the Appendix describes the existing biofuels landscape in Australia, including the state of the current biofuels industry and government policies. International policies are also explored, as are Australia’s comparative ABF advantages.

Chapter three identifies sectors in the Australian economy that have the greatest need and ability to switch to ABF, and provides information on the fuel types that will be required.

Chapter four identifies advanced biomass sources and assesses their potential as feedstock for an advanced biofuels industry of scale in Australia.

Chapter five describes the technologies for transforming biomass into a refined fuel, prioritising feedstock and technology combinations into a set of most attractive ABF pathways for Australia.

Chapter six presents the economics of these pathways in more detail, discussing potential cost competitiveness at commercial deployment and further in the future.

In this Study, advanced biofuels are defined as liquid fuels derived from sustainable sources of organic matter that do not typically compete with food production, such as wood residues, certain oilseeds, and algae.

Organisation 
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australian Government
L.E.K. Consulting
Topics 
Renewables

The Advanced Biofuels Study was commissioned by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, funded through the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE), to inform the priorities of the Australian Biofuels Research Institute (ABRI). The Study will also inform the development of the Government’s Alternative Transport Fuels Strategy.

This Appendix contains a summary of detailed research and analysis from the Advanced Biofuels Study, and covers advanced biofuel (ABF) technologies, feedstock options and economics.

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