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Southern Oil to open USD-13m biofuel plant on June 1

Author: Suez Environment. License: All rights reserved.

May 31 (Renewables Now) - Australian waste oil refiner Southern Oil Refining is getting ready to open its AUD-18-million (USD 13.4m/EUR 12m) Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant in Gladstone, Queensland.

The premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, will participate in the ceremony that will take place tomorrow, June 1.

The pilot plant will be producing biocrude and refining renewable fuels. It will convert waste products such as plastics, wood waste, waste tyres from the mining sector and passenger vehicles, sugarcane trash and bagasse, green waste and macadamia shells.

According to information on the project page, the facility aims to produce one million litres of fuel within three years of opening. That fuel will be used by the US navy, the Australian Defence Force, local heavy road transport operators and possibly the aviation sector.

(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.745/EUR 0.666)

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