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The Queensland Government has developed the Biofutures 10-year Roadmap as one of its flagship initiatives to diversify and transition the state economy with a vision of a $1 billion sustainable and export-oriented sector that attracts significant international investment and creates high-value and high-skilled jobs, particularly in regional areas. Waste materials are expected to play a leading role as feedstocks in innovative processes to produce sustainable energy, fuels and other bio-products. This will also contribute to the Government’s priorities around better management of waste and increasing resource recovery.

As such the Government is currently undertaking a review, supported by consultants Arcadis, of waste streams that might present feedstock opportunities for production of energy and bio-products. The scope includes an assessment of market barriers and policy options to support the realisation of those opportunities. The review will inform Government about the potential opportunities, and deliver options and recommendations to Government on addressing potential market barriers and policy responses.

The Government wants to harness the feedback and ideas of a wide range of stakeholders across the state, along the waste and energy value chains, from waste generators and collectors (municipal, commercial, industrial and agricultural) through to processors, technology providers and end-product users.

They’ve developed a short survey that provides an opportunity for you to provide specific input to help shape future policy directions in Queensland and identify solutions which will contribute to the Biofutures Roadmap. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, it should take no longer than 15 minutes. All individual responses will be kept confidential and only aggregated response data published.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EHP_Biofutures

Please contact Matt Arthur at EHP (07 3330 5159, matthew.arthur@ehp.qld.gov.au) if you want to discuss further.

 

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