Fuel & Forecourt News

Swedish start-up reveals radical solution for charging electric vehicles

The technical concept was created with the goal of using the already well-established refuelling infrastructure: petrol stations. “It is better if we do not have to establish a completely new infrastructure just because we want to use EVs (electric vehicles) instead of fossil fuel cars,” Powerswap founder Sten Corfitsen. Traditional …

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NSW motorists send big message to NSW government on E10 mandate

The poor administration of the expanded biofuel mandate has increased regulatory uncertainty for fuel businesses in NSW and introduced distortions in market competition, according to ACAPMA. The new laws came into effect on January 1, 2017, and, according to ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie, “since that time, the administration of these …

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Making cheaper and more efficient biofuels

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this week announced more than $4 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient. The project, totalling $8.06 million, will aim to optimise biocatalysts targeted to more efficiently convert sugars to bioethanol …

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Australian government finalises new fuel reporting rules

Last week, the global oil security section of the Australian Department of Environment and Energy advised that the new rules for the operation of the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act (2017) had been formally adopted by the Australian government. This announcement follows three rounds of consultation conducted with industry …

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