Queensland’s biofutures sector focuses on developing and manufacturing products from sustainable organic or waste resources. It encompasses a range of innovative scientific and industrial technologies designed to convert feedstocks and waste into bioproducts.

Leading Australia’s bio-economic revolution

The Queensland Government is working with the state’s world-leading agriculture and waste industries and researchers to develop our industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector.

Queensland biorefineries are experimenting with sugar cane and other organic products, and our biofuels pilot plants are participating in international collaborations. Virgin Australia is also working with US-based Gevo to trial sustainable biojet fuels on flights from Brisbane.

Queensland Government support

In 2016, the Queensland Government launched the Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (PDF, 1.2MB).

Funding of almost $20 million will help to establish a $1 billion sustainable, export-oriented biotechnology and bioproducts sector in Queensland. International partners are a key to realising this vision.1

Learn more about Queensland Government support for biofutures.

Getting started

TIQ helps investors and trade partners harness opportunities by opening doors to Queensland industry, economic development organisations, and local and state government agencies.

To explore opportunities to invest in our growing biofutures sector, contact us today.


1Source: Queensland Government Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation, Oct 2019, ‘Biofutures’, http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry/priority-industries/biofutures.html, accessed July 2020.