Renewable diesel fuel in trial stage for Southern Oil

March 9, 2019 |

In Australia, Southern Oil is trialing the production of renewable diesel fuel made from plastic waste, old tires, agriculture and forestry waste and biosolids, for up to 18 months. The trials will use the fuel for heavy machinery, trucks and marine engines and will lead to a new fuel refinery being constructed within the next five years, according to Go Auto News.

Within the next three years, Southern Oil plans to produce one million liters of renewable diesel and supply the diesel to the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative as well as the Australian Navy. Plans also include fuel for Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia’s aviation biofuel efforts. The trials are supported by by the Queensland government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund and will include fueling a Scania V8 truck test engine to assess emissions, performance, efficiency and more.

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