Ampol and Hanson to Conduct Renewable Diesel Trial

Friday 22 September 

Ampol has announced it will conduct a renewable diesel trial, with Hanson confirmed as its first customer partner.

The trial will allow Ampol to get a practical understanding of the customer demand and market feasibility of renewable diesel in Australia. Ampol will supply Hanson with a blend consisting of 20 per cent renewable diesel and 80 per cent ultra-low sulphur diesel in addition to its Ampol Amplify additives.

The announcement of the renewable diesel trial follows Ampol's 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.  For further customer enquiries, please contact: 

About Ampol:

Ampol is an independent Australian company and supply the country’s largest branded petrol and convenience network, as well as refining, importing and marketing fuels and lubricants. Ampol also recently launched its electric vehicle charging and home electricity solutions to ensure its customers evolving energy needs are met. Ampol has a deep history spanning over 120 years, having grown to become Australia's largest transport fuels and energy provider.

About Hanson:

Hanson is a leader in building and construction materials with an extensive production and logistics network across Australia. Hanson uses world-class technologies and service platforms to supply a comprehensive range of high-quality concrete, aggregates and sand. It also produces road base, asphalt and sustainable and recycled construction materials for civil construction and infrastructure projects. Hanson is part of the Heidelberg Materials Group, which employs over 51,000 people at almost 3,000 sites in over 50 countries and is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions with leading market positions in cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete. 

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