Ethanol Plant 'Would be Good for Dairy Industry'

AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Government's approval of a $100 million project for an ethanol plant and dairy at Coleambally could make the Riverina home to Australia's largest dairy.
calendar icon 9 January 2008
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The Four Arrows company plans to build an ethanol plant capable of producing 300 million litres of fuel a year.

Left over by-product from the ethanol production will be used to feed 18,000 dairy cattle, housed in sheds with 6,000 milkers, are expected to produce 77 million litres of milk annually.

Australian Dairy Farmers president Allan Burgess says the project will be good for the dairy industry.

"World demand for dairy products is enormous," he said.

"We've seen milk production drop in Australia in recent times.

"I know our manufacturers and marketeers are finding it very hard to provide for our international markets, markets we've developed over a long period of time, so to see extra milk in Australia is a very positive thing."

Source: ABCNews
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