Monday 25th Sep 2017

Future-proofing Australia’s economy - the case for bio-alcohols for transport

By Barney Foran

Australia's policy slumber on transport fuel security and timidity in greenhouse mitigation promise a significant and ongoing crisis for the next generation of our citizens. They will remember our boom times and consumption binge, as they contemplate worn landscapes, fractured transport systems and regional enterprise at the mercy of irritable world
trading blocs.  Part of the solution proposed here is to supply 90% of our transport fuels by 2030 from bio-alcohols made from wood feedstocks. This could offer a $10 billion turnover per year industry, possibly growing to $20 billion as domestic oil depletes.

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