The Queensland Government is offering support for a new $50 million biorefinery proposed for Mackay that could create up to 115 jobs and position the region as an emerging bio-industry hub.

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Bio Processing Australia is considering Mackay as a location to progressively develop an integrated yeast plant, seed crushing plant and biodiesel plant. At full scale, the proposed facility could deliver up to 70 construction and 45 skilled operational jobs and attract significant investment and further jobs in the region.

The project has been conditionally approved to be eligible to receive assistance through the $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund, as part of Queensland Government’s $1 billion plan to create jobs outside the State’s south-east.