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Project B Green

Biorefining is the process of converting biomass (organic matter) into value-added chemicals, plastics and fuels. This project will gather data on the suitability of Australian sugarcane juice for glycol and biomass for hydrogen production (including yield predictions) in a biorefinery in the Burdekin cane growing region of Queensland.

Financial modelling and a techno-economic analysis will indicate whether the project can be self-sufficient in energy and carbon-negative.There are significant benefits from biorefining that include export revenues, economic growth, diversification of the agricultural sector, stimulation of local manufacturing and climate change mitigation.

Project date

23 Sep 2021-30 Jun 2022
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Principal investigator

Greg Watson

Research organisation

Burdekin Renewable Fuels

Project funded by


Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

SRA invests in and manages a portfolio of research, development and adoption projects that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for …
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  • Organisation type

    Research funding body, Research service providers


Haldor Topsoe
Sumitomo SHI FW


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