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New Queensland ethanol plant gets $2.2 million funding, will create 400 jobs in construction phase

Posted by gasweek on 17 October, 2007

A new ethanol plant fuelled by 200,000 tonnes of corn, wheat, sorghum and bar­ley was to be built at Casino, in the far north-east of Queensland, within two years wrote Shan Goodwin in The Land (11/10/2007, p. 6). Funding boost of $2.2 million: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Agriculture, Biofuels, Policy, Queensland, Volume 2604 | Leave a Comment »

Regional groups can develop biodiesel industry in their local community: “starting block” for sustainable industry

Posted by gasweek on 11 October, 2007

A new report has found that by working together to refine oil crops specifically grown for on-farm fuel supplies, regional groups could develop an economically sustainable biodiesel industry in their local community, reported Farm Weekly (27/9/2007, p.20).

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Posted in Agriculture, Biofuels, Victoria, Volume 2603, WA | Leave a Comment »

Model planes go mainstream: add a video camera and find powerline breaks, survey wildlife, manage crops

Posted by gasweek on 2 October, 2007

Unmanned aircraft developed for military uses were being considered for civilian government applications, including pinpointing remote area powerline breaks, surveying fish and wildlife, monitoring stock movements, managing crops and fighting bushfires, wrote Christopher Jay in The Australian Financial Review (28/9/2007, p.71).

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Posted in Agriculture, Unknowns, Volume 2602 | Leave a Comment »

World’s wheat price at A$480/tonne, up 25 percent on the dizzying highs of the last month, “unchartered territory” in period of “agflation” say analysts as Aussie output draws global attention

Posted by gasweek on 2 October, 2007

According to Brad Coopper in, Queensland Country Life, (27/09/2007, p.3), the world wheat price continued its sharp trajectory north last week, straining to break A$480 a tonne, up 25 percent on the dizzying highs of the last month that sent the domestic grain trade spinning.

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Posted in Agriculture, Volume 2602 | Leave a Comment »

Spaghetti spike: Cost of 1kg of durum flour, used to make pasta, risen in last two months from $A0.43 to $A0.75 result of increasing demand for biofuels

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

According to Colleen Barry, Italians will soon be paying up to 20 per cent more for their daily serving of pasta, be it fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti, reported The Canberra Times (15/9/2007, p. 21). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Agriculture, Biofuels, Europe, Volume 2601 | Leave a Comment »