Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (“Viva Energy”) has joined peak national body BioEnergy Australia as a major member.
Viva Energy CEO, Scott Wyatt, said that the decision to join BioEnergy Australia supports the company’s’ existing investment in biofuels distribution.
We have ethanol and bio-diesel blending facilities in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, and see opportunities to work more closely with suppliers, customers and stakeholders to help improve viability of the industry and support demand for these renewable fuels” Mr Wyatt said
Viva Energy has shown a strong commitment to supporting biofuel initiatives around the country having invested more than $20 million into biofuel projects.
Most recently this has included establishing a range of supply agreements with local biofuels producers and the construction and commissioning of a new biofuels blending facility in Queensland.
Development and supply of sustainable aviation fuels is also a focus to support aviation customers and their sustainability targets. Viva Energy’s aim is to collaborate with them and technology providers to assess viability and establish a pathway to long term supply.
We understand the need to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, and we are already working across the company and with our customers to pursue opportunities in these areas, “Mr Wyatt said.
BioEnergy Australia is the national industry association for Australia’s current and future bioeconomy, committed to accelerating Australia’s transition to sustainable energy and product solutions by driving both visibility and activity within the bio sector.
Shahana McKenzie CEO, of BioEnergy Australia welcomed Viva Energy to the association becoming the only major traditional fuel supplier to the membership.
Viva Energy’s membership of BioEnergy Australia is a testament to the company’s forward thinking and acknowledgement of the growing momentum within the community and with commercial customers to improve environmental outcomes,” Ms McKenzie said.
Aviation fuels from biomass offer a huge opportunity for airlines who have committed to adopting sustainable aviation fuels as part of their plans to reduce greenhouse gases and Viva Energy as a major supplier of aviation fuels has an important role to play in their commercial application.
BioEnergy Australia looks forward to working actively with Viva Energy Australia on key initiatives in the biofuels sector.
About Viva Energy
Viva Energy is one of Australia’s leading energy companies and supplies approximately a quarter of the country’s liquid fuel requirements. It is the exclusive supplier of high quality Shell fuels and lubricants in Australia through an extensive network of more than 1,250 service stations across the country.
Viva Energy Australia owns and operates the strategically located Geelong Refinery in Victoria, and operates bulk fuels, aviation, bitumen, marine, chemicals and lubricants businesses supported by more than 20 terminals and 50 airports and airfields across the country.