The Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Energy (BBE) Program Completed Projects in 2010?2011 and Research in Progress at June 2011 contains short summaries of projects funded by the Program. The Program aims to meet Australia’s research and development needs for the development of sustainable and profitable bioenergy and bioproducts industries.
The objectives of the BBE Program are to:
Develop sustainability guidelines for the Australian bioenergy and bioproducts industries
Assess and adapt existing Australian and international feedstocks and develop new feedstocks for bioenergy and bioproducts
Scope, compare and develop energy and cost efficient technologies, infrastructure and logistics for harvesting and processing biomass
Evaluate conversion technologies and select, research and develop those which are competitive for Australian circumstances
Develop bioproducts that complement bioenergy production systems
Identify sustainable transition pathways for bioenergy in the context of a range of alternative energy futures, given different climate change, economic and policy scenarios
Develop and implement an outreach program using existing and new networks to deliver the capacity of Australia’s rural industries to utilise the results of this program.