A profitable future for Australian agriculture; biorefineries for higher-value animal feeds, chemicals and fuels : final report 2015/902
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The Biorefineries for Profit project began in 2016 with a goal of establishing profitable bioproduct technologies for the Australian sugar, cotton, forestry, and pork industries. The project has developed technologies to turn agricultural waste into high-value products including animal feeds, chemicals, and advanced fuels. The project has also built the value-chain knowledge and human/organisational capacity needed to capture future biorefinery opportunities for Australian agriculture.Australian agriculture is constantly changing to meet the challenge of rising production costs, climate variability, pests and disease, compliance costs, and changing global patterns of production and consumption. Biorefineries turn primary products, off-specification primary products, and low value or waste by-products from agriculture into higher value bioproducts. The global bioeconomy is creating new markets for agricultural producers and supporting the value of existing crop products and supply chains. Biorefinery development is an important way that Australian agriculture can ensure it remain profitable.