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$2m Grant Assists Australian-First Commercial Renewable Diesel Biorefinery

Frontier Impact Group has welcomed a Western Australian State Government grant of $2 million towards the planning, construction and commissioning of Future Energy Australia's renewable diesel biorefinery near Narrogin in WA’s Wheatbelt region.

The project is being rolled out by joint venture partners Frontier Impact Group and Carnarvon Energy and is the first commercial scale renewable diesel production facility in Australia.

The Future Energy Australia joint venture is focused on the development of more than 10 renewable diesel biorefineries across Western Australia, expecting to result in $1.5b investment and the creation of over 1,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Frontier Impact Group Managing Director Jennifer Lauber Patterson said the Clean Energy Future Fund (CEFF) grant would assist Future Energy Australia to accelerate the pilot project towards production, scheduled to commence in late 2023.

“Our project has the potential to underpin fuel security in the regions as well as assisting businesses and the community to reduce their carbon footprint,” Ms Lauber Patterson said.

“Many Australians would be astounded to know the nation only carries around 21 days of fuel reserves at any one time and that reserves In Australia have In practice been well below these levels"

“This project offers an opportunity for the regions to become more sustainable and resilient,” Ms Lauber Patterson said.

Further detail is available in the full media release available here:

Media Release - CEFF grant 12 April 2022
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