AAP, 24 November 2015

South Australia’s southeast has been identified as a “hotspot” for a cleaner, greener bio-energy industry, the state government says.

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has released a report revealing the Mt Gambier region has abundant plant and animal waste that could be used to create biomass – a precursor to biofuels.

“Electricity, transportation fuels, chemicals and materials currently produced from petroleum and natural gas could be produced from these biomass resources,” Mr Koutsantonis said.

Extracted in full from Nine News.