Sustainable aviation fuel in the spotlight at Bioenergy Strong 2019…

November 11th, 2019 Comments Off on Sustainable aviation fuel in the spotlight at Bioenergy Strong 2019…

Sustainable aviation fuel will be a key focus this week at Bioenergy Strong 2019, kicking off in Brisbane tomorrow.

As part of the global decarbonisation process, the international aviation industry has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions with the ambitious targets of a 50% reduction in net emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels.

Sustainable aviation fuels offer the single largest opportunity to reduce emissions for airlines in the medium term whilst ensuring long-term fuel security for the industry.

Developing a local biojet industry in Australia would have a significant positive impact in Australia’s Fuel Security, Economic Development and Emissions reduction targets.

Bioenergy Strong 2019 will provide practical problem solving examples accelerating innovation in this space globally.

Bioenergy Australia’s annual Bioenergy STRONG conference, to kick off in Brisbane this week, will explore innovative approaches that Australia can adopt and expand on to convert agricultural, municipal, industrial and non-recyclable waste into valuable products such as electricity, liquid transport fuels for land, sea and air, renewable gas, renewable heat and high value products such as bio plastics and chemicals.

The annual conference is one of a kind in Australia. No other event focuses on the importance and value of bioenergy and high value waste extraction including its everyday life applications to create a stronger economy and a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Bioenergy Australia Chairman, John Hewson, said that the conference was a significant event to highlight the many opportunities and applications of bioenergy, the circular economy and energy from waste to ensure that Australia can optimise alternate solutions to energy consumption and waste production.

“This conference will highlight the technologies being rapidly deployed at a global level to solve the significant issues facing society such as waste reduction, decarbonisation, regional investment, energy security and future jobs. With all of these topics on the Federal agenda this is a timely event to highlight the global and local developments that should be accelerated,” Dr Hewson said.

“As part of the global decarbonisation imperative, the international aviation industry has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions with the ambitious targets of a 50% reduction in net emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. Sustainable fuels offer the largest opportunity to reduce emissions for both the aviation and marine industries.

Biogas and decarbonisation of Australia’s gas network is one of the key topics being featured this year at Bioenergy Strong 2019. Now is the time to capitalise on the momentum and seize the opportunity to grow a biogas economy in Australia and ensure that gas is a viable, affordable and renewable option for consumers.”

The conference will explore the full spectrum of bioenergy and the significant role it needs to play in Australia for global decarbonisation, from biogas & renewable fuels to heat and electricity from biomass. The event will also include the Bioenergy Innovation Awards celebrating the trail-blazers of Australia’s bioeconomy.

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