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HIF Must Rule out Native Forest Biomass for E-Fuel Plant

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Monday, 11 July 2022

Tags: Climate Change, Native Forest Logging, Biomass, Carbon Storage, Biodiversity

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Safe Climate spokesperson

HIF must rule out using native forest products to feed their proposed e-fuel plant.  Biofuels are not renewable if they include lutruwita/Tasmania’s carbon bank forests. 
In a climate and biodiversity crisis, trashing carbon rich ecosystems is part of the problem, not the solution.

Private companies need to be clear about the planned origin of fuels – is it crop waste, or is it native forests?  
We understand HIF have been in discussions with the Burnie City Council and are planning to meet with the Premier about the project. The proponent, however, needs to be clear with the people of Tasmania about whether our island’s precious native forests play any part in its plans. 
HIF and their shareholders are on notice – it’s not green energy if Tasmania’s carbon-bank native forests will be destroyed. The planet is heating dangerously, and we cannot commence industries that require the destruction of essential carbon stores.