Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Jun 2004
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Australia faces increasing impact on its agricultural productivity, water quality and environmental health as a result of dryland salinity. Much of the effort to date to address this threat has focussed on replacing deep-rooted perennial vegetation in landscapes cleared for agriculture. If a commercially viable option for replacing deep-rooted perennial vegetation can be developed then it is hoped that efforts to address dryland salinity will increase. This report discusses the objective to develop a commercially viable biomass production system that integrates within broadacre farming systems to produce feedstock that can be processed to provide a source of renewable energy.