Viva Energy launched 100% renewable diesel alongside Cleanaway, which is running a six-month demonstration of a technology that can play a role in reducing emissions in the Australian transport sector.

The demonstration will involve Cleanaway operating two waste collection trucks, creating an opportunity for councils and businesses to immediately reduce their Scope 3 emissions. One vehicle is dedicated to municipal side-lift service in the City of Casey and the other one is a front-lift organics collection service.

The renewable diesel Viva Energy supplied was Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, or HVO, which can be made from waste feedstocks such as used cooking oil and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from vehicles by up to 90%.

“We 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,” said Lachlan Pfeiffer, Chief Business Development and Sustainability Officer at Viva Energy.

Viva Energy’s emissions-reduction partnership with Cleanaway extends to the New Energies Service Station in Geelong, a hydrogen refueling facility due to be operational later in 2024. Cleanaway will operate two hydrogen-powered waste collection vehicles in the Greater Geelong region utilizing Viva Energy’s hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

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