In Australia, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is aiming to accelerate investment in Australia’s bioenergy sector through a A$100 million cornerstone commitment to the new Australian Bioenergy Fund.
The Australian Bioenergy Fund will support investment in a broad range of projects seeking to produce energy from agricultural, council, forestry and mining waste streams. It is aiming raise more than $200 million in equity and will be managed by the Foresight Group (Foresight).
The Australian Bioenergy Fund will invest in a range of technologies including:
- • energy from waste
- • anaerobic digestion
- • sustainably sourced biomass-to-energy projects
- • landfill gas capture
- • wood pelletisation (where forestry plantation waste is converted into pellets that can be burned as fuel)
- • the production of biofuels.