Australia's bioenergy industry requires well-designed, stable and long-term policy frameworks to
incentivise and support investment in HVO for inclusion in the Australian bioenergy roadmap.
Inconsistent policy support in Australia has affected the uptake of HVO. Only Queensland and New South Wales have biofuels blending mandates, with limited success in meeting targets. In response, the New South Wales Government passed the Biofuels Amendment Act in 2016 which increases the accessibility of biofuels and aims for greater compliance with HVO blending in conventional Diesel.
Australia's reliance on heavy-duty vehicles and road transport logistics is a key opportunity for HVO in Australia.
Renewable diesel is a direct replacement for petroleum-derived diesel, it is an interchangeable substitute, meaning it does not require retrofitting of the engine, fuel system or fuel distribution network.
In Australia the possibility to purchase HVO is only possible by filling up at filling stations but the sale is limited to blends with a percentage of HVO in the diesel, and not as pure HVO or HVO100.