Alternative Fuels Australia

Kicking it up a notch: biofuel groups join forces

Posted by Car Geek on September 27, 2007

Bob Gordon, of the Australian Renewable Fuels Association. Image from Biofuels Australasia.With the Australian Ethanol and Biodiesel conference happening this week in Brisbane, biofuel user groups Biodiesel Association of Australia and Renewable Fuels Australia are joining together to form the Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA Inc).

The move to merge the two prominent biofuel lobbies was prompted by a perceived need to more heavily promote the use of renewable fuels in Australia and push for greater government support in light of the upcoming federal election.

“This is a bold step as it challenges both ethanol and biodiesel to work for the common good of biofuels, as well as those vested interest factors that distinguish ethanol and biodiesel as cleaner burning renewable fuels,” said Bob Gordon, executive director the Australian Renewable Fuels Association. “Australia’s role in [the global biofuel market] has yet to be determined, and every effort has to be made of the opportunity of the federal election to effectively get this message across to both the Coalition Government and the Kevin Rudd Labor Party alternative.”

(Sources: North Queensland Register, Biofuels Australasia)

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