Biofuels are nothing new. Henry Ford’s Model-T was designed to run on multiple fuel types, including a form of bio-fuel. At The Great Exhibition, the first diesel engine ran on peanut oil. However, the development of cheap oil reserves meant that bio-fuels were quickly eclipsed by readily-available fossil fuels.
With 'Peak Oil' and the ever diminishing supply, and increasing cost, of fossil fuels, governments around the world are legislating targets for bio-fuels. Moreover, with increasing concerns about energy security, biofuels offer a real alternative to traditional transport fuels, like crude oil.
Licella is an Australian-based company that has developed a unique process to transform renewable woody-waste materials into an array of biofuels.
The Licella process has been running at our pilot plant at Somersby (just north of Sydney), Australia for over 3 years.
Having won an
Australian Federal Grant, our 2nd generation Commercialisation Demonstration Plant (CDP), has been opened by the Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, on the 14th December 2011.