Cindy Zimmerman

Dalby Australia is getting into the ethanol business. Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited has announced it will commence Stage One construction of an ethanol plant, worth $54 million, near Dalby during the first half of 2006.
Chris Harrison, Director of Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited, said the first stage of the project would produce 40 million litres of ethanol while the full project will have annual production of a minimum of 80 million litres. “We are constructing the plant in two stages, to allow our project to grow with the market,” he said. “We are using proven grain to ethanol technology from an industry leader in the US fuel ethanol industry, Delta-T Corporation of Williamsburg, Virginia.” It will be the first Dry Mill grain to ethanol plant constructed in Australia and the first plant built specifically for the production of ethanol for fuel since the Second World War. The refinery will produce ethanol from sorghum and wheat, but can also utilise other grains such as corn and barley.

Ethanol, Production