Queensland sets new ethanol, biodiesel mandates for 2017

December 23, 2016 |

In Australia, from January 1, 2017 Queensland liable fuel retailors will be required by law to ensure that up to 3 per cent of their total regular unleaded and ethanol-blended petrol sales each quarter are bio-based fuels, such as ethanol. Biodiesel is a part of this mandate and requires 0.5 per cent of all diesel fuel sold to be bio-based diesel.

The mandate will provide consumers with greater fuel choices by offering ethanol and biodiesel blends at the bowsers, while growing the biofuels and bio-manufacturing industries in Queensland.

The Queensland government stated, “A biofuel mandate is a step towards growing our biofuel and bio-manufacturing industries. It will provide certainty so the industry can invest, innovate and create jobs as part of a cleaner, greener future for Queensland. A flourishing biofuels industry will also create the foundation for a new high-value bio-manufacturing industry. Queensland motorists will still be able to choose which fuel they use.

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