Biofuels from australian forest resources: Production capacities & market integration

Jose Melendez, Gil Garnier

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The biofuel capacity from the Australian forestry is estimated and its impact on the pulp and paper industry analysed. Two technologies are considered: Pyrolysis and Biochemical conversion. Biofuels are examined as petroleum substitute in terms of consumption and refinery capacity. Under the best process conditions, conversion of all the wood resources into biofuels could replace about 13% of Australia's petroleum consumption. Wood residues could produce 2.9 Mtonne/year of bio-oil, which would replace 11% of the Australian automotive gasoline consumption in 2006. The current petroleum refinery capacity is sufficient to refine all biofuels, should technology be compatible. The ideal Australian biorefinery location lies between Victoria and New South Wales, close to the sea for accessing Tasmania's bioresource supply.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAppita Annual Conference Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2008
Event62nd Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition - Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 20 Apr 200823 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameAppita Annual Conference
ISSN (Print)1443-5454


Conference62nd Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition
CountryNew Zealand

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Melendez, J., & Garnier, G. (2008). Biofuels from australian forest resources: Production capacities & market integration. In Appita Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 21-30). (Appita Annual Conference).