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!!
BEFORE BEGINNING I URGE YOU ALL TO CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ENTER & TAKE PART IN THE AMAZING
"ETHANOL FACTOR" YOUR VERY OWN INTERACTIVE ONLINE CALCULATOR THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND &
ANSWER ALL YOUR OWN QUESTIONS ON JUST HOW CELLULOSES FEED WILL NOT ONLY BENEFIT YOU PERSONALLY
BUT INDEED MANKIND ITSELF!!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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.
"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 - email@example.com
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
? 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 48–70%. 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