Future biofuels (2012–2015)

Queensland's biomaterials industry has the potential to be a world leader in a clean energy future. Biomass crops suitable for production locally and globally will be developed and associated emerging conversion technologies will be proven for commercial use. Bioenergy crops including grass crops (e.g. sugarcane), woody biomass (e.g. Eucalypt) & legumes (e.g. Pongamia) will be selected, improved and conversion and extraction processes developed for commercial application. This project will deliver new crop varieties with improved composition matched with new conversion technologies as the basis of a strong biofuels industry for Queensland.
Grant type:
Queensland Government Smart Futures Research Partnerships Program
  • Institute Director
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Emeritus Professor
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Professorial Res Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation