About: About this website


Biomass Producer is the place to start your search for information about bioenergy as it relates to primary industries in Australia – in particular, information about the types of biomass that can be used to create bioenergy.It is designed for:
  • primary producers and their advisors
  • regional economic developers
  • policymakers.
Most of the content on this website lives on other websites – we bring it all together in a way that makes it easier for you to find information that is useful, credible and relevant to you. The website is not about being an advocate for bioenergy – it is about providing credible information. It aims to inform decision-making, identify opportunities for primary producers, and give credible knowledge to develop sound policies.

Who owns it?

AgriFutures Australia developed the website and manages the content as part of the national bioenergy research, development and extension strategy for the primary industries sector. The strategy was developed by AgriFutures Australia and its partners in the National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension Framework. Framework partners include:
  • the bioenergy industry
  • federal and state governments
  • relevant rural R&D corporations
  • universities.
The aim of the framework is greater coordination among these sectors to better harmonise their primary industry RD&E roles and assure that they work together effectively to maximise net benefits to Australia—especially improving the productivity and competitiveness of the primary industries, and making the best use of Australia’s natural resources under a changing climate.
AgriFutures Australia has invested $4 million since 2006 in RD&E projects to develop a sustainable, advanced generation bioenergy industry in Australia. Given that its impact in the field was very high for its funding, AgriFutures Australia is now focused on communication and extension activities to add value to national and international research efforts. For more information about AgriFutures, the strategy or the framework, contact: AgriFutures Australia 02 6923 6900 programs@agrifutures.com.au

Credible content

We make sure that we link only to information that is relevant and credible. All links are reviewed and approved by a panel comprising the contacts below:


Shahana McKenzie

CEO, Bioenergy Australia

19 Moore Street, Turner, ACT 2612,

Phil Norman

Principal Scientist (Landscape Sciences), Department of Science, IT and Innovation (DSITI)

Ecosciences Centre, Dutton Park, Brisbane,
Phone: +61 7 31705756

Julie Bird

External Program Manager – Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment (ABBA)

Building 007, Charles Sturt University, Boorooma St, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650,
Phone: 0407455580

Henry Anning

CEO, ResourceCO, Energy Systems

144-150 Wingfield Road North, Wingfield SA 5013,

Charlotte Rouse

Client Manager (Bioenergy), Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Level 2, 2 Phillip Law St NewActon, Canberra City ACT 2601,
Phone: 02 6159 7910

Rob Sudmeyer

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

Senior Research / Policy Officer, Agricultural Resource Risk Management, Perth, 6000