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With 175 billion litres (BL) of production per year and hundreds of plants in operation, biofuels represent 3.6% of the world liquid fuels market. Whilst the IEA Net Zero by 2050 Roadmap predicts the continued expansion of biofuels and sustainable liquid fuels through to 2050 and beyond, the industry has yet to achieve its full potential in Australia with a widespread perception that we do not have sufficient renewable feedstocks to support substantial growth in the industry.

In Part 3 of Low Emissions Vehicles, An Australian Perspective we review Australia’s potential feedstocks and the technologies to produce enough sustainable liquid fuels to facilitate further growth. The results challenge a number of these perceptions.

Part 3 explores:

  • The feasibility of transitioning from fossil fuels to sustainable liquid fuels
  • Demand for liquid fuel in the transportation sector
  • The range of viable technologies for producing sustainable liquid fuels
  • Opportunities for manufacturing sustainable liquid fuels in Australia
  • The challenges facing the commercialisation of biofuels in Australia

To download Part 3 of the paper, click here.

Part 1 of our paper was released in March 2022 and focuses on electric and hybrid vehicles and the important considerations that will be necessary to accommodation a changing fuel industry landscape in Australia.  Part 1 of the paper can be accessed here

Part 2 of our paper was released in November 2022 and presents some of the key considerations and challenges to assess when preparing strategies and planning for hydrogen developments. Part 2 of Low Emissions Vehicles, An Australian Perspective can be downloaded here.

Green hydrogen offers huge potential to help Australia decarbonise. However, the production of green hydrogen requires significant supplies of renewable electricity. There are not only many competing uses for green hydrogen, but also for new renewable electricity assets that may influence the role hydrogen plays in reducing transport emissions within the timeframe of net zero by 2050.

We have just released Part 2 of our White Paper: Low Emissions Vehicles, An Australian Perspective.  This paper presents some of the key considerations and challenges to assess when preparing strategies and planning for hydrogen developments.

Part 2 explores:

  • How hydrogen can be and is being used
  • The potential for hydrogen to be utilised in transport
  • The infrastructure required to expand hydrogen usage
  • The possibility of retrofitting service stations to accommodate hydrogen

To download Part 2 of the White Paper, click here.

Part 1 of our paper was released in March 2022 and focuses on electric and hybrid vehicles and the important considerations that will be necessary to accommodation a changing fuel industry landscape in Australia.  Part 1 of the paper can be accessed here

Our latest White Paper exploring low emission vehicles has been released.  The paper is the first of a two-part series looking into the types of low emission vehicles currently on offer within the Australian market and identifies which represents the lowest cost emission option in the most feasible manner.

Part 1 focuses on electric and hybrid vehicles while Part 2, to be released in quarter 2 will discuss hydrogen vehicles.

Paper 1 explores:

  • How green are battery electric vehicles (BEV)
  • The types of battery electric vehicles available
  • The current challenges of charging a BEV in the Australian landscape
  • The need for BEV charging infrastructure within existing service stations
  • Hybrid electric vehicles

The paper also discusses the fact that battery electric vehicles can add significant electrical load to the grid requiring external grid and network upgrades and who will pay.

The report provides important considerations for future service centre construction, which will be necessary for accommodating the changing fuel industry landscape in Australia.

Download the white paper here.

TfA Project Group has kept a strong presence in the retail fuel and convenience industry over the past 25 years. For service stations approvals, we thought it was timely to provide a 15 year retrospective, summarising where some of the key trends have evolved. This in turn aids in looking forward as to what future trends and / or issues may look like.

To read more click Service Station Approvals_15yrs_Rev A

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