Auto Channel’s Rauch Talks Ethanol in Australia

Joanna Schroeder

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) is hosting the National Biofuels Symposium 2016 in Brisbane on August 22-23, 2016. On the ticket is The Auto Channel’s Marc J. Rauch, an outspoken advocate of ethanol and alternative energy who has taken Big Oil head on. He is a frequent participating speaker at industry and media events and recently traveled to Taiwan to speak at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOTOIt has been a David and Goliath battle against Big Oil, but the good guys keep gaining ground and acceptance because we have the ultimate indomitable weapon on our side: truth,” said Marc. “Ethanol is good for car engines, good for the environment, good for the economy, and good for our health. Australia, because of it’s available land, climate, growing population, lack of domestic crude oil resources and complete dependence upon foreign oil is a perfect place to develop a huge domestic ethanol industry. Other than the puerile myths and ignorant rumors about ethanol there is no reason why Australia and New Zealand shouldn’t be model societies for biofuel production and use. Their success will help all nations chained to petroleum oil fuels understand how they too can break free. This is the message I intend to share with the conference attendees.

The event, with more than 300 attendees expected,  is being supported by Australia’s Queensland Government, where recent policy changes in Queensland and New South Wales along with a detailed plan for its bioenergy sector put biofuels in a great position to help achieve plan and policy goals.

Other featured speakers and notable guests to appear at the symposium include:

  • Anna Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland
  • Dr. Gerard J Ostheimer, Global Lead for the United Nations SE4ALL Program
  • Robert Wood, Head of Sustainability, Virgin Australia
  • Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Limited, India
  • Larissa Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Renewable Fuels Association
  • Dr. Ian O’Hara, Principal Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology.

More information about the Biofuels Association of Australia, as well as the entire program schedule and registration information is available by clicking here.

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