Bio­fu­ture hopes in the global spot­light

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

QUEENS­LAND’S lead­er­ship of Aus­tralia’s bioin­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion was thrust into the spot­light at a global sum­mit in Ger­many.

Min­is­ter for State De­vel­op­ment Cameron Dick re­in­forced the state’s com­mit­ment to the bio­sec­tor at the Global Bioe­con­omy Sum­mit 2018 in Ber­lin.

Dur­ing the con­fer­ence, Mr Dick met with in­dus­try and govern­ment lead­ers to dis­cuss in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties be­tween Queens­land and Ger­many.

“Tak­ing part in this global sum­mit of­fers the chance to en­gage di­rectly with ma­jor play­ers in the in­ter­na­tional bioin­dus­trial sec­tor and pro­mote Queens­land’s suc­cess and fu­ture plans,” he said.

“Queens­land’s mix of nat­u­ral re­sources, skilled work­forces, world-class re­search and de­vel­op­ment and sup­port­ing sup­ply chain in­dus­tries make it a pre­mium lo­ca­tion for the bio­fu­tures in­dus­try. Queens­land has a range of low-value feed­stocks and wastes avail­able to pro­duce high-value bio­prod­ucts across the bio­fu­els, bio­chem­i­cals and bio­plas­tics sec­tors and a tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced agri­cul­tural sec­tor.”

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