Caltex believes biofuels can play a
significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing
long- term solutions to climate change.
That's why we are a leading supplier of biofuels to Australian
motorists today and why we support policies made by Australian
governments to increase the use of biofuels.
Over 400 Caltex branded service stations currently supply
biofuels blends to customers across eastern Australia. This
includes Bio E10 Unleaded, Bio E-Flex and B2 biodiesel blends. We
also sell B5 and B20 to commercial customers in selected
Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded is a unique blend of Caltex unleaded
petrol with up to 10% ethanol, while Bio E-Flex is a blend of up to
85% ethanol specifically designed for flex-fuel vehicles. Our
biodiesel blends, B2, B5 and B20 consist of diesel blended with
biodiesel, which is made from used cooking oil, canola oil and
Ethanol is a renewable fuel made from molasses,
wheat starch or sorghum, not crude oil. Ethanol helps reduce
greenhouse gas emissions compared with petrol as it generates fewer
emissions over its full lifecycle including the growing of crops,
manufacturing the ethanol, transporting it to the pumps and using
it in your vehicle. Pure ethanol is estimated by CSIRO to
result in 18 to 46 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than
petrol on a full lifecycle basis.
Caltex is committed to sourcing biofuels produced sustainably.
Current biofuels production in Australia does not create any
significant conflicts between food and fuel uses of crops, unlike
some countries overseas.
Caltex prefers to support Australian farmers and industry;
favouring biofuels produced from locally grown feedstocks.
Australian biofuels producers use waste and by-products, or have
developed co-production processes that generate both food and
Caltex sources its ethanol from
producers in NSW and Queensland. This ethanol is made from
renewable sources such as waste starch from the processing of
wheat, molasses from sugar production and sorghum, which is grown
for ethanol manufacture and stock feed.
Caltex sources its biodiesel from
producers in NSW, South Australia and Victoria. Australian
biodiesel is made from used cooking oil, tallow and some crops such
as canola and mustard seed. Caltex does not use biodiesel produced
from palm oil feedstocks.
Most new and many older model vehicles
can run on E10 without compromising the manufacturer's warranty or
affecting vehicle durability or operation. Motorists can check
their car's compatibility with E10 fuel at www.fcai.com.au.
NSW biofuels mandate
Caltex is taking steps to meet the New South Wales Government's
ethanol mandate, which currently requires the equivalent of 60% of
the volume of unleaded petrol sold in the state to be E10 (a 6%
A 2% biodiesel mandate, rising to 5% as supply becomes
available, has also been legislated.