Gov­er­nor of Queens­land vis­its Glad­stone’s in­dus­tries

HEAD OF THE STATE TOUCHES DOWN IN GLAD­STONE AND TOURS UNIQUE IN­DUS­TRIES

Central Telegraph - - CQ INDUSTRY -

SOME of Glad­stone’s most unique and in­no­va­tive in­dus­tries were re­cently shown off to the Gov­er­nor of Queens­land.

The Hon­ourable Paul de Jersey AC vis­ited Queens­land En­ergy Re­sources and North­ern Oil Ad­vanced Bio­fu­els Pilot plant dur­ing his visit to Glad­stone for the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion of Queens­land con­fer­ence.

QER site su­per­in­ten­dent Bruce An­der­sen said in a col­umn in The Ob­server they were “hon­oured” by the visit.

“His ex­cel­lency showed con­sid­er­able in­ter­est as QER’s chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer John Par­sons ex­plained the po­ten­tial of kero­gen-based fu­els to be an im­por­tant part of the Queens­land econ­omy and the state’s fu­ture trans­port fuel sup­ply,” he said.

The Land­ing Rd-based QER is a pilot plant which pro­duces shale oil from fine grained, or­ganic rich rock north of Glad­stone and a few other Cen­tral Queens­land lo­ca­tions.

Glad­stone re­gion mayor Matt Bur­nett was also part of the tour, happy to show off Glad­stone’s an­swer to fu­elling the state and in­ter­na­tional part­ners in­clud­ing the US Navy.

The tour of Glad­stone in­dus­tries also in­cluded Glad­stone’s first bio­fuel re­fin­ery at Yar­wun.

The $18 mil­lion plant is de­scribed as a “green fuel game changer” which turns biomass ma­te­rial such as sugar cane and aca­cia into saleable kerosene and diesel.

PHOTO: LUKA KAUZLARIC

GRAND AR­RIVAL: North­ern Oil Re­fin­ery (pic­tured) hosted the Queens­land Gov­er­nor last month.

Gov­er­nor Paul de Jersey.

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