Queensland to implement biofuels mandate

The state of Queensland in Australia will be introducing legislation in Parliament that would, according to its press release, “Provide the first step toward growing our biofuels and biomanufacturing industries.” Currently the introduction rate would be 2 percent, however, there is strong pressure among ethanol stakeholders to set the target higher.

“By increasing the mandate over time and in a measured way, we will help to ensure sustainable growth of both supply and demand,” said Mark Bailey, Queensland government minister of main roads, road safety and ports as well as energy and water supply.