Queensland Biodiesel to build Australia’s largest biodiesel plant in Mackay

The Queensland Government has given in-principle agreement to Queensland Biodiesel to build a $50 million biodiesel plant in Mackay. When completed the plant will be Australia’s largest with a production capacity of 180 million litres of biodiesel a year.

The plant would be built on land owned by the Mackay Port Authority, subject to environmental approvals. Once approved, the plant will use feedstock from imported and local resources such as soybean, sunflower and canola. The plant’s location in the Port of Mackay enables ready access to distribution by road, rail and sea. The biodiesel and by-products will be distributed Australia wide, as well as exported to international markets.

According to their web site Queensland Biodiesel is a privately owned company whose sole purpose is to establish and operate a large biodiesel manufacturing plant on the Central North Coast of Queensland.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Queensland Biodiesel

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