Setting national fuel quality standards - Discussion paper 7
Environment Australia, 2004
- ACT Government Urban Services (PDF - 184 KB)
- Apace Research Limited (PDF - 148 KB)
- Australian Automobile Association (PDF - 120 KB)
- Australian Institute of Petroleum (PDF - 183 KB)
- Australian Trucking Association (PDF - 665 KB)
- Caterpillar Inc. (PDF - 99 KB)
- CSR Ethanol (PDF - 346 KB)
- Cummins (PDF - 28 KB)
- E diesel Consortium (PDF - 37 KB)
- Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (PDF - 61 KB)
- Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment (PDF - 62 KB)
- NSW Department of the Environment and Conservation (PDF - 68 KB)
- Renewable Fuels Australia (PDF.pdf - 97 KB)
- Truck Industry Council (PDF - 772 KB)
- Western Australian Department of the Environment (PDF - 143 KB)
About this paper
On 27 May 2004 the Department of the Environment and Heritage released the following paper for public comment:
Diesohol is defined in the Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001 as a 'blend primarily comprising diesel and an alcohol'.
Also known as E-diesel, M-diesel and Oxy-diesel, the fuel is used in compression ignition engines as an alternative to diesel fuel. The focus in Australia has been on hydrous ethanol blends formulated using an emulsifier developed by Apace Research. An alternative technology used anhydrous ethanol and an additive. Diesohol is not subject to any formal or accepted industry quality standards, either in Australia or internationally.
The objectives of the paper are to:
- inform stakeholders' views about diesohol and its use as a transport fuel; and
- generate discussion around the options for formally regulating the quality of diesohol.
Note that the paper does not present an Australian Government position.
This discussion paper is one of several discussion papers made available for public consultation to work towards setting national fuel quality standards. This discussion paper is now closed for public comment.
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