With other ethanol plants in Australia is rail used for access and what is carried in please?
Is it by this Korean company?
Yes that is it. @GheringhapLoop can you advise the exact location please?
Seems they are also building a plan in NSW.
I doubt this will get up.Sorry, you are wrong, for a number of years now Golden Plains have been working with the Gheringhap resident ( I am one) to rezone this area to industrial.
All the land around this area is zoned either "Farming Zone" or "Low Density Residential Zone". I would say the company proposing this will have somewhat of a fight on their hands as the land will have to be re-zoned to at least "Industrial 2 Zone" for a "plant" to be built on any of that land.
I cannot find any reference to the project at all online. It's not even in any of the local council's minutes.
Would love to know your source @bevans
Is there an equivalent of an intermodal container for liquids that is sufficiently distributed in the shipping network to allow cheap movement by rail to port?There are a lot of twenty foot tank containers currently in use, good for about 25 000 litres capacity.
Ethanol is railed in very large quantities in the US, with unit trains moving from the midwest to East Coast and West Coast refineries. In Australia ethanol was railed in unit trains between Sarina and Mackay until March 2005.
Based on what happens elsewhere, export ethanol will be transported in bulk like most other petroleum products and will need to be exported via a port equipped to load bulk petroleum products.
I do not know about now but Portland harbor USED to be able to receive bulk fuel from ships.Based on what happens elsewhere, export ethanol will be transported in bulk like most other petroleum products and will need to be exported via a port equipped to load bulk petroleum products.
If this is the case then I am not sure there is a port in Victoria which has this capability?
Hmmmm, just some random ravings, you have been warned...................Thanks Woodford.
Let's say the plant uses 10,000 tons of grain a week (thats 500,000 tons a year) and the process is 60% effective so 1 tonne of grain produces 600Kg of Ethanol. Thats somewhat under 800 litres per tonne of grain and thats 800 x 10,000 tons, ie 8 million litres of Ethanol per week, say 100 80,000 litre tank cars. Thats WAY beyond road transport.
Overseas experience shows this will surely push up the price of grain, so farmers are likely to be happy.