Research paper commissioned by the Page Research Centre summarising the current and future use of bio-fuels in Australia, and how it impacts on rural Australia.
By Giles Kirkland – blogging automotive expert and mechanic with expertise in new technologies and sustainable power sources.
Biofuels in Australia – the rewards and the risks.
In its 2018 review, the International Energy Agency described Australia’s energy situation as “paradoxical”. While the country is rich in energy yielding resources, in recent years neither its policies nor its infrastructure have translated to robust energy security.
Biofuels offer the potential to resolve this paradox, not just through supporting the nation’s energy needs but also through generating jobs in the energy sector, reducing pollution and improving public health. Maximizing Australia’s biofuel potential will be a scientific, social and political balancing act.
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