Industry News

Student engineers sweetening the deal on clean energy

Chemical engineering students from the University of Queensland (UQ) have helped investigate how sugarcane could be used as a clean energy source to create hydrogen. Professor Damien Batstone of UQ’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information  Technology, said bagasse, or sugarcane...

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Energycane produces more biodiesel than soybean at a lower cost

Bioenergy from crops is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. New crops such as energycane can produce several times more fuel per acre than soybeans. Yet, challenges remain in processing the crops to extract fuel efficiently. Four new studies from the University of Illinois explore...

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Wilmar loco driver injured in shunting incident

A Wilmar sugar employee has been airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital following a shunting incident that occurred near Camila over the weekend. The incident involving the Plane Creek locomotive driver occurred around 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon at West Hill siding, near...

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Crushing season has commenced throughout Wilmar milling regions

Wilmar have announced that the 2021 season is well underway across all four of their milling regions with growers feeling optimistic about buoyant cane prices. Wilmar Sugar, Australia's largest raw sugar manufacturer, operates a total of eight mills throughout the Burdekin, Sarina, Proserpine and...

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$1 Million Injection for Mossman Food Facility

CocoNutZ , a patented agricultural bio-manufacturing platform which seeks to diversify FNQ agriculture through producing a range of condiments using local sugar cane, has received a significant shot in the arm thanks to a Federal Government grant.The Morrison Government is providing Mossman-based...

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Drones add to fall armyworm defence

High-tech drones are being used to survey maize crops in the State's north for the new invasive pest, fall armyworm, to improve monitoring and provide an early warning detection tool for growers. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has joined with the Ord River...

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Wilmar Sugar opens new store building at Proserpine mill

Mark Borellini, Breanna Pirlo, Chad Watson, and Steve Mackenzie, officially opening Proserpine Mills new store on June 17. Wilmar Sugar has announced the opening of a new store building at its Proserpine Mill in the wake of the fire that tore through the old store and offices in 2020. Officially...

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21/22 Budget to regenerate reef, land and create QLD jobs

JOINT STATEMENT Premier and Minister for TradeThe Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and PlanningThe Honourable Dr Steven Miles Treasurer and Minister for InvestmentThe Honourable Cameron Dick Minister for the...

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