Caltex launches New Generation Diesel
enhanced with biodiesel
October 03, 2006
Caltex has today launched Australia's first diesel fuel enhanced
with two per cent biodiesel. A ceremony attended by Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services Mark
Vaile was held at Caltex's Newcastle terminal to mark the start of
a major expansion of Caltex's supply of biofuels.
"The introduction of Caltex's New Generation Diesel is part of our
strategy to meet our commitment to the Australian Government's
Biofuels Action Plan targets," Caltex Managing Director and CEO Des
"Caltex is working with biodiesel suppliers in key regions to grow
and expand this emerging industry. With several suppliers on the
east coast of New South Wales, it made commercial sense to start
the Caltex New Generation Diesel initiative at our Newcastle
terminal. The product will also be supplied from other Caltex
terminals when biodiesel supply arrangements and infrastructure
modifications have been completed."
Caltex General Manager Marketing Mark Burrowes said that from today
Caltex's New Generation Diesel will be progressively rolled out to
around 185 Caltex service stations from sites in the Hunter region,
the Central Coast to Grafton and as far west as Cobar, as well as
to commercial customers such as those in the Hunter region mining
"All diesel supplied from our Newcastle terminal will be Caltex New
Generation Diesel enhanced with two per cent biodiesel. We will
supply around 550 million litres of the New Generation Diesel that
will include 11 million litres of neat biodiesel in the first
year," Mr Burrowes said.
"Caltex's New Generation Diesel will be easily identified at pumps
and customers will be able to pick up a brochure at service
stations where the product is sold. Customers may also obtain more
information at www.caltex.com.au or via the biofuels hotline 1300
"Caltex's New Generation Diesel is an example of Caltex's
commitment to the development of a sustainable range of fuel
products ensuring we are less reliant on fossil fuel.
"This initiative benefits both the Australian environment and
economy and supports rural and regional Australia through the
increased production of renewable biodiesel feedstocks."
Caltex's New Generation Diesel is suitable for all diesel cars and
trucks and meets Australian diesel quality standards as well as the
strict quality standards of Caltex.
Group Manager Corporate Affairs
Phone: 02 9250 5224
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