PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk is in Gladstone again today and is expected to announce a $16 million advanced biofuels pilot plant to be built at Northern Oil Refinery at Yarwun.

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Ms Palaszczuk said the Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant represented an exciting step in the development of an advanced biofuels industry for Queensland.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is at the Northern Oil Refinery in Yarwun to announce a $16m project.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is at the Northern Oil Refinery in Yarwun to announce a $16m project.

If successful, the pilot plant will be expanded to a large commercial-scale refinery costing $150 million and producing 200 million litres of advanced biofuel annually, suitable for military, marine and aviation use.

Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the region was perfectly placed to host the next big economic opportunity for Queensland.

"This is another big jobs opportunity for our region. And if it can progress from the pilot plant stage to the large-scale refinery, the jobs and opportunities will keep coming," he said.

More to come. 

The premier said "this means jobs for Queenslanders" and discuses "high level" talks with the US navy


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