A leading Australian firm has become a member of a national energy organisation.
Viva Energy Australia has linked up with peak national body BioEnergy Australia with CEO Scott Wyatt saying the decision supports the company’s existing investment in biofuels distribution.
He said: “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.”
The company has invested more than A$20m (£11.5m euro) into biofuels projects in recent years. It has established a range of supply agreements with local biofuels producers and the construction pf a new biofuels blending facility in Queensland.
Mr Wyatt added: “We understand the need to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, and we are already are already working across the company and with our customers to pursue opportunities in these areas.”
BioEnergy Australia is the national industry association for Australia’s current and future bioeconomy and is committed to accelerating Australia’s transition to sustainable energy and product solutions.
BioEnergy Australia’s CEO Shahana McKenzie said: “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.”
Aviation fuels from biomass offers big potential for airlines that have committed to adopting sustainable aviation fuels to cut greenhouse gases. Viva Energy is a major supplier of aviation fuels.
The company is one of Australia’s leading energy firms and supplies about a quarter of the country’s liquid fuel requirements.
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