Renewable fuels for Australian industries
Sustainable biomass fuels and waste-derived energies offer the advantage of providing drop-in or substitute fuels into existing distribution infrastructure and customer equipment, with minimal impact to operations or fleets.
Used as an alternative to conventional diesel, it’s produced from renewable feedstocks through a process called transesterification.
The bio component, called FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters), is typically produced from animal fats (tallow), used cooking oil, or from vegetable oils, such as canola and soybean.
Compared to standard diesel, biodiesel has the potential to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and particulate matter, improve fuel lubricity, and raise the cetane index. As part of a company’s decarbonisation strategy, it’s a short to medium-term solution.
The Fuel Quality Standards (Biodiesel) Determination 2019 sets out the parameters and testing methods for biodiesel supplied in Australia. Equipment manufacturers might require that other standards also be met.
Viva Energy’s biodiesel meets all applicable Australian specifications and standards.
Biodiesel is blended with diesel in different ratios, typically 5% (B5), 10% (B10) and 20% (B20). It is generally accepted that a blend of 5% biodiesel and 95% diesel (B5) is suitable for use in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) engines, however it is important to check warranty and emissions compliance with your OEM prior to introducing any biodiesel.
Viva Energy is rolling out biodiesel across different states at different blend ratios. Please contact us for location-specific availability details.