Call for input on ARENA Bioenergy Roadmap


Thursday, 30 April, 2020


Call for input on ARENA Bioenergy Roadmap

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is seeking input from stakeholders in the bioenergy sector to help lay the foundations for a Bioenergy Roadmap.

The roadmap will help to inform investment and policy decisions in the Australian bioenergy sector and will provide valuable input into the federal government’s Technology Investment Roadmap. In addition, the roadmap has the potential to help capitalise on opportunities to enhance Australia’s energy security and further reduce emissions.

ARENA CEO Darren Miller said the roadmap is expected to provide clear findings for industry and government to drive outcomes for the development of the bioenergy industry in Australia.

“The development of the Bioenergy Roadmap presents an opportunity to allow industry leaders, researchers and the public to provide insight into the current state of bioenergy in Australia and how best we can grow the sector in the future.

“It will also be an important input into the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap, which will be released for public consultation soon,” he said.

Expected to be completed in the second half of this year, the Bioenergy Roadmap will focus on the following:

  • Quantifying the economic opportunities for Australia, including a focus on regional Australia.
  • The potential for biofuels to decarbonise the industrial and transport sectors and contribute more broadly to Australia’s liquid fuel security.

  • Assessing where Australia has a competitive advantage.

  • Identifying economic or regulatory impediments to future growth.
  • Providing clear findings for industry and government to help inform the next stage of development of the sector.

     

On behalf of ARENA, ENEA Consulting and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu are seeking to canvas views from a wide range of stakeholders in Australia’s bioenergy sector through a series of workshops, direct interviews and an open submission process.

Submissions are invited from businesses, research groups, industry associations, community groups and individuals until 5 pm AEST on Friday, 29 May 2020.

For more information and to provide input into the process, click here.

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