Viva Energy launches six-month Renewable Diesel demonstration

Viva Energy has partnered with Cleanaway in a six-month trial of its 100 per cent Renewable Diesel, with the aim of reducing emissions in the transport sector.

The demonstration will involve Cleanaway operating two waste collection trucks powered by Viva Energy’s Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). HVO can be made from waste feedstocks such as used cooking oil and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from vehicles by up to 90 per cent.

Lachlan Pfeiffer, Chief Business Development and Sustainability Officer at Viva Energy, said they see great opportunities for this product to help abate emissions in the transport sector, and potentially a wide range of other diesel-using industries.

“Renewable Diesel is a ‘drop-in’ solution, so businesses do not need to make equipment or infrastructure investments nor changes to the operation of their truck fleet. It can also be blended with regular diesel at different ratios or supplied undiluted depending on what decarbonisation goals companies are trying to achieve. At scale, these emissions savings have the potential to make a tangible difference to emissions reduction from on-road transport in Australia.”

The Viva Energy Carbon Solutions team deployed a bespoke supply chain for this demonstration using 100 per cent Renewable Diesel, sourced from Neste’s Singapore operations, and will provide an opportunity for councils and businesses to immediately reduce their Scope 3 emissions.

Mark Schubert, Managing Director and CEO of Cleanaway, said they’re pleased to be launching the HVO100 demonstration with two vehicles powered by this 100 per cent traceable and renewable fuel that will emit up to 90 per cent less greenhouse gas than regular fossil diesel.

“The use of HVO100 in Cleanaway trucks is part of our Blueprint 2030 strategy to reduce the carbon impact of our operations and increase circularity from the material we collect.

“We’re committed to leading our industry with innovative and fit-for-purpose solutions that align with our customers’ goals while driving forward to support the achievement of federal emissions targets.”

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