Cane industry to create own source of fuel

By Emily Smith, Daily Mercury.

New technology that could eliminate the need for fossil fuels in the sugar industry will be tested in Mackay over the next three years.

Queensland University of Technology Associate Professor Ian O'Hara will speak at the Australian Society of Cane Technologists conference today about the new project, which could enable the industry to generate its own fuel source.

The idea is to take cane trash and bagasse and use it to create biogas, and then biomethane.

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