Queensland’s Agave Production (AU)

Queensland to Become World Leader in Agave Production   Broadsheet

Bioenergy currently represents 8.6 per cent of Australia’s clean energy. Sugarcane makes up the bulk of this bioenergy output, but with agave being up to seven times more water efficient and pest resistant, it is well placed to take the lead…

Nick Peters from Melbourne’s Mamasita is a certified mezcalier (a mezcal sommelier) – a very rare breed outside North America – and was one of the first to entertain the idea of producing his own agave-based spirit. “I looked into it pretty seriously,” he says. “The opportunity was there, but it’s a slow game because it takes eight years from seed to any return – and it might go wrong.”…

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