Biofutures Acceleration Program

The Queensland Government's Biofutures Acceleration Program (BAP) aims to attract and support development of new or expanded commercial-scale biorefinery projects in Queensland. The State's foundations of a highly skilled workforce, abundant raw materials, integrated transport systems and proximity to the growing Asian markets makes it an ideal location to develop a biorefinery. View the Queensland: leading Australia's biorevolution (PDF icon 4.1 MB) brochure for more information on Queensland's bio advantages.

The BAP is supporting a multi-million dollar pipeline of biorefinery projects that could generate more than 330 jobs for regional Queensland.

Amyris biorefinery

MSF Sugar biorefinery

Dalby Bio-Refinery

Mercurius biorefinery

Leaf Resources biorefinery


Support for the proposed biorefinery projects came out of the Queensland Government's BAP Invitation for Expression of Interest, which closed in January 2017. A total of 120 companies indicated interest in biorefining in Queensland through the EOI, with 26 companies submitting detailed expressions of interest.

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