Lack of support for biofuel program leaves Australia's mallee tree growers frustrated

08/30/2013 | ABC (Australia)

Australian farmers who planted mallee trees with the expectation they would be purchased by the government for use as an electricity-generating biofuel are frustrated the scheme hasn't reached fruition. More than 30 million trees were planted in recent years as part of a pilot program that has since become defunct. "We think the stumbling blocks and the barriers are on a public policy level, in this modern era, bio energy is being downgraded over other options such as wind and solar," said David McFall of the Upper Great Southern Oil Mallee Growers Association.

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