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VBN news and newsletters

Current news on bioenergy projects, events, opportunities and developments in, or relevant to Victoria can be found in our VBN newsletters. To suscribe to our VBN newsletters, visit: http://www.cultivate.org.au/projects/bio-energy or email; bioenergyinvictoria@gmail.com

Rising gas prices making - Financial Review article - improving the viability of thermal bioenergy

Categories : General, Government policy
From an article at the Financial Review website

This Financial Review article will be of interest and sets the scene for
the next decade. As the LNG gas export industry grows so will domestic
prices and then we'll all be reminded about where we use gas for heat!
This might help further build the case for switching to thermal bioenergy
systems and  bioenergy opportunities in regional Victoria.........who is
expected to be particularly adversely affected as winter bills grow.

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Gas prices on the rise

Categories : Other renewables

Gas prices predicted to soar as overseas markets develop for LNG

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International training course on biochar production, testing and utilization at Nanjing University

Categories : Training

Nanjing Agricultural University in collaboration with the University of New South Wales and Newcastle University is considering holding an International Training Workshop if there is sufficient numbers of people who wish to attend.

They are are asking for expressions of interest.

The workshop will be held from Sep 10 to 15 at Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

Details are in this document.

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CMAs get $1.5m for biochar trial

Categories : Biochar
From an article at the ABC News - Climate Change website

Victoria's largest trial to turn organic waste into charcoal will be run by catchment management authorities (CMA) in the state's south-west and north-east.

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Green light for wood pellet mill

Categories : Bioenergy projects
From an article at the The Border Watch (newspaper) website

Grant District Council's independent planning assessors have given the green light to the $25m industrial wood pellet plant near Mount Gambier.

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Biodiesel bike starts around Oz trek

Categories : Technology
From an article at the ABC News website

An author and former oil rigger has started a 20,000-kilometre journey around Australia on a motorbike fuelled by used cooking oil.

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Bioenergy - a sustainable reliable energy source – a review of status and prospects

Categories : Industry
From an article at the IEA Bioenergy website

The 12 page Executive Summary of a new report “Bioenergy - a sustainable reliable energy source – a review of status and prospects” is now available at the IEA Bioenergy website. The full report will be available in a few months time.

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