Morgan Hunter

O’Halloran Hill, South Australia

Engineer, inventor, biofuel champion

Raised in Adelaide, Morgan developed an interest in farming while attending an agricultural high school. The young engineer is now trying to give rural communities access to cost-effective biodiesel produced from unusable crops – effectively turning grain into oil, then into fuel. Morgan has built a working biodiesel machine and will use his AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to create a demonstration model and promote the concept. He envisages these facilities, which could save farmers up to 50% in fuel costs, will be owned by communities: “They will not only create jobs for skilled and unskilled people, but also produce cheaper fuel. And any profits can be reinvested into local programs.”