Media release: Advancing Australia’s Bioenergy Sector
The Morrison Government has welcomed the release of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Bioenergy Roadmap, which sets out opportunities that all levels of government, research institutions and industry can collaborate to grow Australia’s bioenergy sector.
At the request of Government, ARENA developed the Bioenergy Roadmap to identify the barriers and key opportunities to build Australia’s bioenergy sector that will not only reduce emissions but create jobs, particularly in regional communities.
The Bioenergy Roadmap outlines areas where bioenergy has a comparative advantage and complements other low emissions technologies, and opportunities for industry and governments to drive commercial growth together.
Advanced biofuels have been identified as one of the few low emissions alternatives to traditional jet or marine fuels that are available in the short to medium term.
To support the implementation of the Bioenergy Roadmap, the Government has also committed an additional $33.5 million to ARENA to further support Australia’s bioenergy sector through co-funding additional research, development and deployment of advanced sustainable aviation and marine biofuels.