Ethanol provides welcome market

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated February 7 2017 - 8:19am, first published 8:13am
Grain growers have welcomed the Queensland Government's mandating of a three per cent mimimum use of ethanol, saying it will encourage biofuels businesses such as the Dalby Bio-Refinery.

PROPONENTS of the development of a biofuels industry in Australia say mandates for ethanol will not cause a run-up of feed grain prices but rather create certain demand for grain producers.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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