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ONE NATION ETHANOL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

    I TRULY BELIEVE ONLY AUST. FARMERS CAN BE TRUSTED TO BOTH. . . .

     “FEED & FUEL THE NATION”

     EFFICIENTLY & ECONOMICALLY!!

    We cannot & must not let the oil companies take control of our emerging Bio-fuels Industry &

    thereby to control the price of our food & daily needs as they do with their fossil fuels! Driving us

    into economic meltdown! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

    OUR FARMERS HAVE THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO “FUEL & FEED US!!” BUT THEY MUST MAKE

    THEIR MOVE NOW OR U.S. COMPANIES LIKE ETHTEC; BIO-ENERGY & B.P. MONSANTO WILL

    CLOSE THE DOOR ON THEM!

    UPDATE(26) (9.4.09) My Sources: The American coalition for Ethanol,N.E.V.C (The U.S.A National

    Ethanol Vehicle Coalition) Underwriters Laboratories (U.L) gasket & seal authority’s certifiers) Greenfuel Algae Bio-

    diesel, Algae-Link, Bio King Inc. Bio-Diesel Reactor Manufacturing & suppliers. Also Celebrated NASA Aerospace

    Engineer & President of Pioneer Astronautics research and development Robert Zubrin. Agriculture online.com.

    Successful Farming Magazine, Poet energy, Alico Energy LLC. Coskata energy. Ethanol Producer Mag. Biodiesel

    Mag. U.S.D.A (U.S.Dept. Agriculture, U.S.D.O.E (U.S.Dept.of Energy) Bio-fuels Australasia Magazine.

     This Issue features. 1Million U.S. tons sugar cane waste to be used to produce 100 mill. Mega.

    Gallons Ethanol annually! Thailand investing billions of dollars in renewable energy to supply Australia South

    east Asaia & the world in Ethanol! Burning the Myths! Australia’s own CSR’s made E85 turns Supercars into

    high-powered educational tools! CSR’s massive investment in foreign owned Ethanol here & in Asia locking our

    farmers out!! More real benefits to the world of Celluloses biofuels! The many & varied celluloses feedstocks of the furure & their yield potential? Fuel for the economy as Rural communities once doing it tough now being

    reborn! Syngenta Centre for Sugarcane Biofuels Development Brisbane get funding for sugar cane bagasse to

    Celluloses project. Plus much much more!!

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    BUT INDEED MANKIND ITSELF!!

     www.ethanolfactor.org.

     THE RECENT SMALL LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

    NOW THAT WHICH I HAVE FEARED SO MUCH OVER THE COARSE OF MY LENGTHY CAMPAIGN SEEMS TO HAPPENING

    IN SADLY THE FALLING UPON DEAF EARS OF MY WORK! WORK THAT I HAVE PAINSTAKINGLY DIRECTED TO OUR

    BATTLING FARMERS! A LAST DITCH EFFORT HAS SEEN THE N.S.W FARMERS ASSOC. FINALLY REQUEST SOME OF MY

    INFORMATION? BUT ONLY AFTER A DRESSING DOWN FROM ANGRY ONE NATION WHEAT FARMER RAY FORGE AT AN

    ASSOCIATION MEETING IN TAMWORTH!

It is hoped that a meeting with the Assoc. can now be arranged asap or all will be lost to the foreign oil

    which will sadly see the many thousands of hours research I have put in to try to inform them, not to

    mention the very hard work & money spent by others like Ray Scholes , Ray Forge & those of the One

    Nation Inverell Branch etc;! All in order to inform them of their very real options of how they can control

    this industry themselves! Instead of capitulating to foreign oil & big business!! Otherwise it will have all

    been in vain & I too will be forced to consider my options for how can one help someone when they

    continually refuse to even listen or to be helped?? KEVIN MITCHELL

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NOW MEMBERS OF THE AUST. BEEF ASSOC. ARE ON THE VERGE OF OPEN REVOLT AGAINST THE STATE & FED. GOVT.

    WHO THEY SAY HAS BETRAYED THEM! ALLOWING WOOLWORTHS & COLES TO DRIVE THEM TO THE POINT OF

    BANKRUPTCY AS THEY HAVE WITH ALL THEIR OPPOSITION IN THEIR EVIL PLAN TO DRIVE ALL FRUIT, VEG, MEAT,

    FISH & POULTRY ETC; PETROL, EVEN BANKING OFF SHORE, OR BY BECOMING THEIR OWN SUPPLIERS! DRIVING

    THEM ALL OFF THEIR FAMILY FARMS!! IF SO SADLY WHOLE SMALL RURAL TOWNS WILL DIE COMPLETELY!! These cattlemen do have an option as do all our rural industries & must now look at uniting with grain farmers

    & local businesses to be part of the first Aus. owned ethanol coops. & biofuels Industies!! There is great power in

    numbers as seen with the American coops that is Ace! Grain & beef farmers, hand in hand with all their local

    supporting rural Agri, Industrial & Manufacturing businesses as well as services, who now control almost 60%

    of the U.S. biofuels industry! This is a fact & not fiction & to say that our farmers cannot emulate this is a

    travesty of common sense!

Now the recent press release press release I received from the Ausr. Beef Assoc.

Australian Beef Association

    (ABN 66 079 048 847)

    PO Box 446 Phone 07 4691 2618 26 Desmond Lane FAX 07 4691 3814 OAKEY QLD 4401 E-mail: austbeef@netspace.net.au

    28 April 2009

    Bush rising against City- Centric Government Persecution

     ABA Chairman Brad Bellinger today warned both State and Federal Government Ministers that Rural Australia is

    on the brink of open rebellion. He said that Government Policy was sinking Australia‘s farmers faster than the

    drought and that wherever he went he found farmers saying,- ―They have gone too far, we are now fighting for our

    survival; - we are all going broke‖. Meeting numbers are swelling to levels not seen this century.

    He continued, ―In Queensland the move to ban clearing of re- growth, signals the beginning of the end of that State‘s beef industry. Whilst the Brazilian Government makes credit of $4.6 billion available to their beef processing

    industry and allows clearing of virgin forest in the Amazon basin, our Governments put huge taxes and levies on our

    industry and decrees that productive land must become wilderness. We stand firmly beside the new Queensland

    action group in fighting for the repeal of the abysmally ignorant legislation.

In NSW, the Government has centralised the former Rural Lands Protection Boards, into a Livestock and Pest

    Authority and seen large rises in levies. The value of RLPB‘S was in their decentralised administration. Now it is just a tax collecting agency for the DPI. We are in full accord with the ―Don‘t pay your levies‖ movement, which is exploding across the State.

In Victoria, the crazed departmental obsession with RFID NLIS is threatening to price what remains of our sheep

    industry, out of existence. We have experienced the farcical NLIS with cattle and stand beside the sheep industry in

    opposing a repetition. In each State, farmers are paying fees for water that they never receive.

With cattle prices down to 53% of US prices and Australian consumer beef prices over 40% HIGHER than US prices,

    we are being crucified by the Supermarket Duopoly, whilst the Federal Government does nothing. Australian

    cattlemen receive the second lowest prices in the developed world. Now we have Cattle Council suggesting that the

    transaction levy should rise from its $5, whilst the US is outperforming us in Asia with a $1 levy.

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Farmers are realizing that their leaders have betrayed them and are taking matters into their own hands.

―The English revolt of 1641 occurred when the King went too far with taxes and landholders rose. Australia‘s

    Eureka Stockade followed unfair taxation of miners. This time mass refusal to abide by crazy laws will force a back

    down. Our Ministers of the Crown would do well to read why the uprisings happened history has a habit of repeating itself,‖ Mr Bellinger said.

    For more information please contact Brad Bellinger on 02 6725 4282 Mob 0408 03 8157

    John Carter 02 4832 1179 or Mob 0427 321 179

    For more background information go to our website www.austbeef.com.au Sally Black

    Australian Beef Association

    26 Desmond Lane

    P O Box 446

    OAKEY QLD 4401

    Phone: 07 4691 2618

    Fax: 07 4691 3814

    Mobile: 041 1103 059

    Email: austbeef@netspace.net.au

    Website: www.austbeef.com.au

THE FOLLOWING STORY I REPORTED ON IN MY FEB. 09! I AM REPEATING IT IN THIS ISSUE TO SHOW

    THAT EVEN OUR CATTLE FARMERS CAN BE A PART OF THIS RURAL REVIVAL & TO BE A PART OF THE

    ETHANOL INDUSTRY ALONG WITH MANY OTHER RURALLY SITUATED BUSINESSES! BUT FIRST THIS!

Extract from Braford Australia Journal 2008/09

    Feature Story - Paringa Feedlot

    Breeding Brafords a family affair

    By Col Jackson

    AT 77 years of age Laurie Reid misses life on the land yet enjoys a new era of his life in retirement at Emu

    Park near Rockhampton.

    He lost his beloved wife of 53 years, Heather, in March this year, and proudly follows the lives of their

    family without being an interference.

    And he knows the property and his prized Braford herd is in good hands, and with a good future, thanks to

    the entrepreneurial nature of son Phil, who combines cattle breeding and grazing, farming and feedlotting

    with a fledgling bio-diesel plant on his Paringa property outside of Capella.

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    Back on Paringa, Phil fills every spare moment of his day with tasks that will value-add his life and his

    businesses. And as he continues to develop the farming feedlot enterprise, he is delving into the future by

    developing a bio-diesel manufacturing plant that converts a by-product of his business tallow into

    reusable energy. "It goes hand-in-hand," he says, "We feed the cattle they go to market, they're killed, and the tallow then goes to making bio-diesel. "There is very little residue, and what there is, is mixed with the

    feed that is fed to the feed lot cattle."

    "The only by-product is a high energy, low protein residue that can be used as a cattle supplement," he says,

    "and the residue can also be turned into lick-blocks for cattle".

    Phil Reid works closely with other entrepreneurs who use cottonseed and canola and even fish and chips

    oil in a concerted attempt to develop an environmentally-friendly fuel for the future.

    "We're supporting each other to build a fledgling industry in the hope the federal government will ultimately support us financially," he said.

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"The process is finicky and very hands-on, yet there is the potential for small bio-diesel operations to

    eventually become part of communities throughout the world".

    He says it's not their aim to make millions overnight, "We want to save money on fuel and at the same time

    make a few dollars on the side," he said. "But the problem confronting us at the moment is the legislation

     the government doesn't know what it wants. Until the government makes a decision, we don't know

    whether we can invest further in the process. We know we can make good environmentally-friendly fuel,

    but we need to know that it can be viable," he said.

    "There are no sulphurs or heavy metals emitted from the process and the carbon emitted is already in the

    system so the process is not introducing anything new to the atmosphere. There are no grants and no

    tax credits, but environmentally it is the way of the future," he contends.

    Meanwhile Philip Reid continues with his plans, and is seeking local Council approval to further develop

    his bio-fuel enterprise.

Phil Reid's attitude to life is as constant as his daily routine: "This isn't a trial run," he says, "it's the real

    thing". Footnote: Paringa bio-diesel and bio-diesel blends are available direct from Paringa or through

    Central State Fuels, Rockhampton

Contact Philip & Deborah Reid; ‗Paringa‘ Capella. Qld 4723 Ph 07 4985 6192

     Mobile 0409 856 192 - Fax: 07 4985 6137 - penaddi@clermont.matilda.net.au

    Regards.

    Ray Gorton.

AS I HAVE REPEATEDLY STATED IN MY MANY PREVIOUS ISSUES THIS INDUSTRY IS NOT JUST ABOUT GRAIN

    GROWERS! IT IS ABOUT ALL FACETS OF OUR RURAL INDUSTRIES INCLUDING CATTLE FARMERS, CITRUS FARMERS,

    EVEN VEGETABLE FARMERS ETC; AS WELL AS RURAL TRADES & TRANSPORT SERVICES ACROSS THE BOARD! ALSO IT

    IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL OR BIODIESEL?

    Here we now see just how diverse this industry is! With its many value added supplemented spin off Industries

    that not only will allow our farmers to grow food & Ethanol as part of a new diversity? But to also be able to

    choose to value add with other spin offs? Or even to perhaps choose a new bi product extra value added diversity

    to their portfolios a part of a united farmer cooperative that would see them emulate their U.S. counterparts

    massive successes into the biofuel industry in its entirety!

     Above we read the frightening press release from the Aust. Beef Assoc. & its fears of being wiped out by what

    they see as failed Govt. policies along with the evil duopoly predatory pricing of the major supermarkets!

    One Nation has continually warned that this was happening on both fronts! But no one seemed to be listening

    then or now especially when the answers to their very survival was posted by us for all to see, first in our policy

    structure & more recently in my Farmer Ethanol Awareness Campaign!

THUS I WILL TRY ONE MORE TIME TO SHOW THEM JUST HOW VAST & DIVERSE THIS INDUSTRY IS THAT THEY ARE

    BOUND & DETERMINED TO CAPITULATE ON & TO FORFEIT TO FOREIGN CONTROL WHEN THEY AS THEIR U.S.

    COUSINS HAVE CAN TAKE CONTROL OF THIS INDUSTRY TO BECOME THE FUEL BARONS OF THE FUTURE!

     The following companies are all members of the American Coalition for Ethanol & as members of this

    huge Cooperative group of farmers enjoy all of the following other spin off Industries associated with

    the Ethanol Industry! Though these particular members are not making Ethanol, many as you will now

    see are also not only wheat Farmers but indeed cattle & feedlot growers, citrus growers, cane growers,

    Algae farmers, Aqua culture farmers!

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THEN THERE ARE THE MANY TRADES PEOPLE & MANUFACTURING LOCAL & RURAL BUSINESSES WHO ARE ALSO

    MADE UP OF THESE 2000 MEMBER BUSINESSES THAT ARE THE HEART & SOUL OF THE U.S. BIOFUELS INDUSTRY!

    SOME ARE THE TOWNSPEOPLE THEMSELVES WHO HAVE EVEN FORMED THEIR OWN BANK!! Let us now explore these companies & their diversity along with the many bi products that can also apart from ethanol

    sustain this industry that can & will once again rebuild our nation through its vast rural resources!

Reeve Cattle & Energy Co., Inc.

    Reeve Cattle & Energy Co. is an integrated farming and ranching operation Company

    Fuels which produces ethanol (10 million gallons per year) and uses the hot waste

    Waste Treatment/Remediation water from ethanol production to raise tilapia fish for export and feed the

    distrillers grain to the company's 28,000-head feedlot herd.

    Inland Technologies Company Inland manufactures terpene-based industrial solvents, as alternatives to toxic, Degreasers & Strippers

    Industrial Cleaning Solvents petroleum-based solvents, particularly for cleaning and degreasing applications Terpenes in a variety of industries. The terpenes are derived from citrus fruits.

    International Lubricants, Inc.

    International Lubricants, Inc. (ILI) manufactures and markets a wide variety of Company

    Lubricants biodegradable, vegetable oil-based automotive engine and transmission

    Miscellaneous Oilseeds lubricants, industrial lubricants and chemical additives, under the Lubegard

    tradename.

    Sinan Company Adhesives Sinan is a retailer of natural building materials, such as AUROs natural wall Building Materials paints, wood finishes, glues and artistic paints. Sinan also markets an Company

    Household Cleaning Solvents Alternatives Catalog, offering a wide variety of naturally derived materials for

    Industrial Cleaning Solvents insulation, cleaning, carpeting, etc. Institutional Cleaning Solvents Paints & Coatings

    Company BioChem Systems Degreasers & Strippers BioChem manufactures terpene-based cleaners under the tradename Bio T?. Industrial Cleaning Solvents Their products can be used for industrial, institutional, automotive and Institutional Cleaning Solvents aerospace cleaning applications. Terpenes Interbio Polybac Aquaculture InterBio, a world leader in environmental biotechnology, develops and Company distributes formulated microbial products for industrial and municipal Personal Care Products wastewater treatment, food service, aquaculture, bioremediation, and Waste Treatment/Remediation institutional markets.

Midwest Grain Products, Inc.

    Midwest Grain Products, Inc. is a fully integrated producer of natural

    ingredients and alcohol Adhesives products, including biodegradable starch-based plastics, used in adhesives Company

    Fuels coatings, and films (including liners for cardboard boxes). Midwest also Plastics produces 108 million gallons of ethanol per year.

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     Agricultural Residues Pinnacle Technology Inc. Agrochemicals

    Company In conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Plastics Products Laboratory, this company has developed a wheat straw filler for

    polypropylene and polyethylene called Agro-Plastic.

    Cooperative West Central Cooperative Degreasers & Strippers This farmer-owned cooperative produces and markets a variety of soy-based Fuels

    Household Cleaning Solvents products, including diesel fuel additives, hydraulic fluid, fifth wheel grease,

    Industrial Cleaning Solvents chainsaw bar oil, and a range of cleaning products. West Central Cooperative is Lubricants also a biodiesel supplier. Soybeans Color Trends Inc.

    Color Trends, a Natural Dye Company based in Seattle, is producing natural Company colorants which are changing the scale on which natural dyes are being used. Pigments/Dyes Their mission involves providing industry with dyes which are practical on a Textiles large scale and which are evironmentally safe, as well as helping to support the

    continuation of rural agricultural communities wordwide.

THE ABOVE WHERE JUST A HANDFULL OF THIS HUGE COOPRATIVE VENTURE THAT WILL SEE THE U.S. FARMERS

    DOMINATE THIS INDUSTRY & LEAD THE WAY TO ITS EVENTUAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY & THE NEED FOR FOSSEL

    FUELS THAT HAVE IN LARGE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ECONOMIC WOES ALONG WITH THE BANKS! ALL WITH

    PROJECTS LIKE THE FOLLOWING STORY

Coskata moves forward on U.S., international projects

    By Hope Deutscher

Web exclusive posted April 15, 2009, at 1:32 p.m. CST

Illinois-based next-generation biofuels technology developer Coskata Inc. is moving forward with a

    number of potential opportunities in the southeastern U.S. and overseas.

According to Wes Bolsen, chief marketing officer and vice president of business development for Coskata,

    the company is progressing with plans to develop a 100 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Clewiston, Fla.,

    which would annually convert 1 million tons of sugarcane waste and bagasse into ethanol. The estimated

    $400 million facility could begin production in 2012, pending USDA loan guarantees and a grant from the

    Florida Energy Office.

Negotiations between Coskata and U.S. Sugar are pending until the sugar company signs a land sale and

    use agreement with the state of Florida. In early April, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced a revised

    proposal to buy 72,500 acres from U.S. Sugar for $530 million in an effort to restore the Everglades. The

    proposal is less than half of what was initially proposed in June 2008. That proposal called for 181,000

    acres to be purchased at a price of $1.34 billion.

Bolsen said the reduced acreage makes the U.S. Sugar and Coskata partnership even stronger. ―There was a

    lot of worry about would there be enough acres for growing sugarcane to utilize in that 100 million gallon

    per year plant,‖ he said. With the reduced acreage being turned over to the state, Bolsen added, it allows south Florida agriculture to continue farming the land, growing citrus and sugarcane, and operating the mill.

    In addition, it helps with restoration of the Florida Everglades and provides potential feedstock for a

    cellulosic biofuels facility. Bolsen is hopeful that a deal between the state of Florida and U.S. Sugar will

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be signed by a September deadline. ―We need to start putting steel in the ground and it takes a deal closing

    so that U.S. Sugar can know what they have to move forward," he said. "Coskata is really willing to step in

    and start as soon as the closing can come together.‖

Coskata is commercializing a proprietary conversion process and related technologies to convert a variety

    of input materials into ethanol. The three-step conversion process includes: converting incoming material

    into syngas; fermenting the syngas into ethanol; and separating and recovering ethanol. The company

    continues to operate a pilot-scale plant in Warrenville, Ill., a semi-commercial facility in Pittsburgh is

    expected to go on-line in the next few weeks and Bolsen said Coskata is working with partners to build a

    50 MMgy wood biomass facility in the southeast United States.

Meanwhile, Bolsen recently visited Australia and Thailand to discuss Coskata‘s technology.

In Australia, he met with officials from the Australian government and GM Holden Ltd., a division of

    Coskata‘s U.S. partner General Motors Corp., to discuss a potential project.

The government of Thailand is investing billions of dollars in renewable energy and is interested in

    becoming a hub to distribute ethanol within Southeast Asia, especially due to ethanol mandates in Japan.

    ―There‘s a need for where that ethanol is coming from and Thailand has the ability to grow a significant

    amount of biomass," Bolsen said. "Therefore, it has the ability to also be a major producer of ethanol using

    Coskata‘s flexible-feedstock technology.‖ From leftover sugarcane molasses, new energy crops, to wheat

    straw, municipal and agricultural waste, Bolsen said Coskata‘s technology is feedstock flexible.

Just from existing feedstock sources currently available in China, Bolsen sees a potential for 50 billion

    gallons of cellulosic ethanol production.

―What it takes is a committed partner, a company who wants to own and operate the facility,‖ he said.

    Coskata plans to continue talks with officials in Australia and Thailand to find feedstock and financing

    commitments.

THE FOLLOWING STORY IS FROM BIOFUELS AUSTRALIA AS OUR NATION GEAR UP TO EMBRACE, EVEN THOUGH

    MOST OF US ARE UNAWARE OF IT, THE MOVE AWAY FROM STANDARD ULP IN 2010 TOWARDS E85 ETHANOL! NO

    YOU SAY? THEN HERE IS THE TRUTH OF IT BELOW FROM OUR VERY OWN CSR AS THEY SET UP THIS INDUSTRY FOR

    THE FOREIGN OIL COMPANIES!!

    From Biofuels Australasia

    From the May 2009 Issue

    Burning the Myths

    CSR‘s E85 turns Supercars into high-powered educational tools

    The change to E85 by teams in Australia‘s most competitive circuit racing series – V8 Supercars

    Championship is being heralded as a move set to bring unprecedented exposure to blended ethanol fuel in

    this country. CSR Ethanol won the tender to supply fuel from its plant at Sarina in Northern Queensland to

    the V8s and safety cars in events across Australia and overseas for the next three years.

Garry Mulvay, Marketing Manager of CSR Ethanol, says the series is the perfect platform to break down

    some of the myths surrounding ethanol fuel and educate motorists about its environmental features at the

    same time. ―If a quality fuel can be run in a high performance car, it is perfectly safe and suitable to run in

    most later-model cars,‖ he said after the 2009 series opener on the streets of Adelaide. As well as the

    Adelaide event the V8 Supercars Championship Series features 13 other meets including the Supercheap

    Auto Bathurst 1000, the inaugural Townsville 400 in July and a race in Bahrain. All teams in the series

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have used E85 since March. The fuel agreement is also a sign of the sugar industry‘s continued evolution.

Seven mills devour molasses

    CSR was founded in 1855 and is Australia‘s largest sugar producer with seven mills located in some of

    Australia‘s most productive sugar cane regions. It is also the largest producer of ethanol from molasses in

    Australia and the country‘s second largest producer behind the Manildra Group, which produces ethanol

    from grain. CSR has been producing ethanol since the early 1900s. The company produces 60 million litres

    of ethanol a year at its Sarina facility. Ethanol was originally produced by the company for export to Asia

    for the alcoholic drinks market.

More than 1300 petrol stations throughout Australia now supply ethanol blended fuel, mostly E10.

Mulvay says that because CSR makes its ethanol from molasses, the carbon footprint of the process is

    much smaller and this also ensures the E85 blend remains separate from the food vs fuel debate.

    Demand for the higher blend fuel will see it stocked in more outlets. Most cars in Australia that have been

    made to run on unleaded petrol are suitable to run on ethanol blended fuel, although a majority of drivers

    are unaware they can use the blended fuel, or choose not too for fear it will impact vehicle performance.

    Still, local demand for ethanol blended petrol at the bowser has grown by more than 500 percent in three

    years, making it the most widely used biofuel in Australia. The exposure provided by the V8 series is also

    expected to boost sales.

Emissions cut sends strong message

    ―Demand has grown tremendously in the last three years,‖ Mulvay says. ―There is not enough ethanol now

    and the market is looking for more ethanol to use in the next three to four years.‖

A litre of CSR Ethanol‘s E85 produces less than half the CO2 emissions as one litre of petrol, so the move

    will help them reduce the racing CO2 emissions of the V8 Supercars by more than 50 percent a strong

    message in the marketing of the fuel. E85 is consumed about 25 to 30 percent more quickly than 100

    percent unleaded fuel, but produces exactly the same amount of horsepower. V8 Supercars Australia

    Chairman Tony Cochrane says the use of E85 sets the example for drivers.

―We are in the business of motorsport which will always rely on fuel as its main source of energy, but it is

    time for us to set an example to the wider community to strongly consider ethanol as an alternative fuel,‖

    he says. ―If a fully engineered V8 Supercar can be powered by a majority ethanol fuel blend, we

    encourage all Australians to make the switch to an ethanol blend to help sustain the environment.

    ―Over time we believe that ethanol will become the fuel of choice and will be available at more retail outlets so we encourage everybody to start using ethanol in their everyday lives.‖ The E85 blend underwent rigorous racing and non-racing testing in Queensland by the Stone Brothers

    Racing and Vodafone teams and in the V8 Supercar of Craig Lowndes at Queensland Raceway prior to use

    by all teams. Results showed the fuel easily met the demands of V8 Supercars‘ engines. Drivers and

    industry commentators were also impressed with the fuel‘s performance under race conditions.

Ticking the environmental boxes

    Lowndes was singing the praises of the blend in the Australian and New Zealand media after the first event.

    ―This is a great outcome for the sport and the environment,‖ Lowndes said. ―I noticed absolutely no

    difference in power or performance between the ethanol fuel and our current petrol blend. What we did

    notice was the massive reduction in exhaust fumes and how much cleaner the E85 burns. It was very

    dramatic. "There's no real issues on engine performance and the good news is that it gives a better smell,

    there are fewer fumes, less exhaust smoke, so overall it actually ticks the box on a number of

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environmental benefits."

    And as a marketing and education tool the V8 involvement is quite a coup. ―The key challenge is getting

    people to accept they can put it in the car and advise them where they can go to check if they can use the

    fuel,‖ Mulvay says. ―We can say go to the manufacturer or the manufacturer‘s website, but people won‘t

    do that. Many new cars nowadays can run on this fuel but people are not aware that they can and haven‘t asked the manufacturer or dealer. ―The V8 supercars show that high performance cars can effectively run

    on E85 with less fumes but with no lost performance.‖

There is also the need to gain acceptance and understanding from the technical segment of the market, such

    as mechanics and car repairers, Mulvay says. ―They will take notice of the Supercars as they have an

    inherent interest in motor sport and car performance. ―What this has done especially well is tap into the

    grassroots and people (at the track) have wanted information because they are passionate about their cars

    and they are passionate about motor sport and they have an interest.‖

    The next challenge for CSR and other companies looking to turn exposure into profit is just how they will

    meet demand for fuel in the years ahead and providing more information to the wider community on what

    cars can use an ethanol blend.

    CSR ETHANOL INVESTMENT CSR is a diversified manufacturing company with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

    It is Australia‘s largest producer of sugar and has had a long association with ethanol. The last five years

    have seen tremendous investment in the fuel source.

June 22, 2004 - Federal Government confirms CSR Ethanol is to receive a Biofuels Capital Grant to install

    additional manufacturing facilities for ethanol in the fuels market.

    CSR currently supplies ethanol to BP and Caltex in Queensland. The grant is another step towards

    increasing sales of the E10 ethanol fuel blend in the state.

February 15, 2006 - CSR Ethanol approves a $15 million project to enable fuel ethanol production at its

    Sarina site in Northern Queensland. Currently, raw ethanol produced at Sarina is reprocessed to fuel grade

    material at the company‘s facility in Melbourne. The project, awarded to contractor Bilfinger Berger

    Services, will enable the Sarina distillery to produce 32 million litres of fuel grade ethanol out of the

    company‘s total ethanol capacity of 60 million litres.

March 31, 2006 - CSR Ethanol announces it has entered into a major contract to supply ethanol to BP. The

    contract will see CSR supplying 23 million litres of ethanol to BP over the next two years from the

    upgraded Sarina distillery. The product will be blended with petrol to produce E10 for sale in Queensland.

September 4, 2006 - CSR Ethanol fuel grade ethanol expansion opened in Sarina by Ian Macfarlane, the

    Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources. At a cost of $15 million, the expanded plant will

    provide an additional 32 million litres of fuel grade ethanol for the Australian market.

The expansion included the installation of a molecular sieve unit and more than trebles CSR‘s capability to

    produce fuel ethanol. In support of the Sarina upgrade project, CSR received a Federal Government

    Australian Biofuels Capital Grant of $4.2 million and a Queensland Government grant of $250,000 under

    the Sugar Industry Innovation Fund.

August 1, 2008 - CSR Ethanol announces a $17.8 million project to further increase its fuel ethanol

    production capacity. With demand for fuel ethanol continuing to increase in Australia, the project enables

    CSR to increase its production of the renewable fuel to 60 million litres to meet this growth. At the time

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CSR was producing 38 million litres of fuel ethanol and up to 22 million litres of industrial/beverage grade

    ethanol at its Sarina distillery each year.

October 10, 2008 CSR Ethanol announces it has become the official fuel supplier of the V8 Supercars

    Championship Series in a deal set to reduce greenhouse emissions from V8 Supercars racing in Australia

    and overseas. The fuel to be used by the high performance V8 Supercars from 2009 to 2012 is E85, a blend

    of 85 per cent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded petrol.

Greg Sweetnam is director of public relations and strategy with consultancy milkfish, which specialises

    in providing services to agri-business and co-operatives. He is a former Corporate Relations Manager-

    Company Secretary of NSW Sugar.He can be contacted on 0403 540 181 or gregory.sweetnam@gmail.com

    Ethanol Producer Magazine

    Cellulosic ethanol greatly benefits society

    Biofuel is an important step towards helping the world make the most of its resources. The world needs to

    challenge conventions to achieve more sustainable solutions - it‘s all about making more with less.

    Biomass is a resource that can be used to serve many needs including energy. The main question is not

    for or against biofuels, particularly bioethanol but how to ensure that it is produced in a sustainable way. Many benefits

    Bioethanol already offers society a number of benefits:

    ? It helps to secure the future energy supply

    ? It reduces environmental impact from the transportation sector

    ? It creates economical growth in rural areas as well as in

    developing countries

    ? It is already green and getting greener Many opportunities exist to further improve the sustainability profile of bioethanol.

Bioethanol - already a sustainable solution

    First-generation bioethanol is already green technology and second-generation bioethanol is expected to be

    significantly greener. Using first-generation bioethanol can reduce CO emissions by 4870%. Second-2

    generation cellulosic bioethanol will reduce CO emissions by >90%. 2SOME OF US MAY JUST WONDER ABOUT THE SHEER POTENTIAL YIELDS IN IN THE PRODUCTION OF

    ETHANOL FROM OUR STUBBLE, BAGASSE CANE OR OTHER GREEN WASTE? BELOW I HAVE INCLUDED

    SOME OF THESE FIGURES FROM THE THREE MAIN CROPS ONLY ON A WORLD WIDE BASIS IN METRIC

    TONS ANNUALLY! BUT THERE ARE MANY MORE OPTIONS THAN THESE!

    The feedstocks of the future

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