Ethanol plant planned for Coleambally

Four Arrows plans to build an ethanol plant at Coleambally, half way between Hay and Narrandera in NSW. The proposed ethanol plant, capable of producing 300 million litres of ethanol a year, is to be collocated with a massive dairy operation that is to produce 77 million litres of milk annually.

The by-product of distilled grain from the ethanol production will be used in to feed 18,000 thousand head of cattle that will be housed in sheds.

The New South Wales Government has approved the company’s application for the $100 million project, but has imposed strict conditions relating to groundwater protection and odour control.

Four Arrows is considering the Government conditions before making public comment. I’d suggest that if they can’t protect the groundwater then it just isn’t meant to be.

Source: ABC

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One Response

  1. GREAT!
    STILL GOTTA WONDER ABOUT HOW MUCH BIGGER COULD BE SWEET SORGHUM AND SUGARCANE AND EVEN CASSAVA AND SWEET POTATOES CULTIVATION FOR ETHANOL DESTILLERIES AND WHY HAD 2 BIODIESEL PLANTS HAD TO CLOSE WITH THE HUGE POTENTIAL OF ALL NORTH AUSTRALIA FOR OIL PALM,SOY,JATROPHA ,PONGAMIA,DIESEL TREES,GROUNDNUTS AND CASTOR BEANS CULTIVATION?

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