Ampol and Hanson to conduct renewable diesel trial
The trial will allow Ampol to get a practical understanding of the customer demand and market feasibility of renewable diesel in Australia.
It will supply Hanson with a blend consisting of 20% renewable diesel and 80% ultra-low sulphur diesel in addition to its Ampol Amplify additives.
The announcement of the renewable diesel trial follows its recent partnership with Japan's largest oil company, ENEOS, to explore the production of renewable fuels at Lytton refinery.
Ampol executive general manager, international and new business Brent Merrick said the trial strengthens Ampol's position as a leading supplier of world-class quality fuels.
"Ampol is proud of the role it plays in supporting our customers. We are acutely aware that our customers' transport energy priorities are shifting, and that partnering with industry leaders such as Hanson is vital in ensuring we continue to evolve" Merrick said.
"This renewable diesel trial is another step in our development of a renewable fuels business in Australia. The availability of renewable diesel, particularly for hard-to-abate areas, is of particular interest as it does not require vast fleet or infrastructural changes. "Renewable diesel has an important role to play in the energy transition. We would like to thank Hanson for committing to this journey with Ampol."
Hanson is a leader in building and construction materials with an extensive production and logistics network across Australia.
Phil Schacht, Chief Executive Hanson Australia said: "This trial furthers Hanson’s commitment to CO2 reduction across the supply chain, with innovation being the key to our roadmap."
The trial will start in the coming weeks and run for approximately two months, with an evaluation process to be executed prior to exploring a wider roll out to Ampol's broader customer base.