The renewable fuels industry is a multi-faceted industry that:
    • Creates jobs
    • Delivers rural economic development
    • Provides cleaner burning and less greenhouse intensive fuels; and
    • Provides greater energy independence.

QRFAs inclusive structure will serve to bring together government, businesses in agriculture, research, education, processing and marketing sectors, and individuals who have an interest and belief in a successful renewable fuels industry in Queensland.

It is our firm belief that the objectives of government, motorists and industry can best be met by a Queensland-based association whose principal focus is on building a robust renewable fuels industry.


3 weeks ago

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association

Brisbane Parliament House, Wednesday 27th February 2019: Queensland Renewable Diesel Now Fuelling Scania V8 Test Engine.

It’s an Australian first and it’s going to be the fuel of the future for heavy transport and diesel demand vehicles - Renewable Diesel – a product of Southern Oil Refinery, where today Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk switched on a Scania V8 engine filled up on the future fuel.

The fuel in the V8 Scania engine is 100 percent drop in renewable diesel, refined from post consumer waste crude oil - predominantly a mixture of passenger, bus and truck tyres.

Over the next 12-18 months Southern Oil Refinery will be running renewable diesel through the test engine at their Gladstone facility to ensure the refined fuel meets and exceeds world’s best practice fuel standards. This will entail 1,000s of hours of running the test engine, assessing fuel performance as well scientific analysis through our Advanced Biofuels laboratory.

Larissa Rose, Managing Director of Queensland Renewable Fuels Association, said the Queensland Government and Southern Oil Refinery have taken pivotal leadership to take advantage of the emerging opportunities for renewable fuels as part of the future fuel energy matrix and leveraging Queensland’s strong agriculture sector.

“Southern Oil Refinery have been progressive in their advancement to produce biocrude oil to produce fuels like renewable diesel from several waste streams, including agricultural waste streams, invasive plant species, green waste and tires as the feedstocks”.

“Today is a catalyst for our industry, the energy sector and a direct reflection of the advancement and goal that Queensland has to becoming the renewable fuel State of Australia,” Ms Rose said.

According to Ms Rose today’s renewable diesel showcase is reflective of the power of industry collaboration, where Southern Oil Refinery’s announced their partnership with Scania, a global leader in transport sustainability and leading equipment manufacturer for low carbon fuelled engines.

“QRFA would like to acknowledge all key stakeholders who are playing a significant role in building a robust renewable fuels industry for Queensland, that will facilitate innumerable positive outcomes for the regions, creating value through employment and associated agricultural, economic and environmental benefits across the State,” Ms Rose said.


Image LR: Tim Rose, Managing Director Southern Oil Refinery & SynBio; Andres Arm Scania Australia National Manager (Engines); Ben Tabulo Business Development Manager Southern Oil Refinery; Larissa Rose Managing Director QRFA.

Queensland Government Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Scania Group
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1 month ago

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association

Great to a podcast discuss and shine the light on the importance of renewable fuels, biofuels, cleaner air, fuels security and decarbonising our transport sector - via sustainable fuels! Thanks Zoe Eather The Smart Community Podcast for interviewing our Director, Larissa Rose. Subscribe and hear the interview:In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I had a brilliant conversation with Larissa Rose, the Managing Director for the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association. We discuss Larissa’s background as an environmental consultant, her Masters degree in renewable fuels and advanced biofuels, and how this sparked her interest in the Smart Community Space.

Larissa tells us about the importance of future proofing a city, and how that relates to Smart City concepts, as well as what biofuels actually are, and some examples of different types of low carbon fuels. We talk about what’s happening in Australia regarding transitions to global regulatory pressure to reduce emissions, and the often overlooked health aspects of creating Smart Cities and Smart Communities. Larissa makes a point about air quality that might make you rethink your morning jog through the city streets.

We then explore how low carbon fuels, electric vehicles and hydrogen powered vehicles all fit together and specifically how they play their part in Australia. Larissa tells us about her trip to San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, and how the QRFA foster collaboration from a global to domestic level. This includes their ‘paddock to parliament’ approach, which helps integrate across levels of government and different industries and disciplines.

We finish our conversation discussing the emerging trend of fuel security in Australia, and the double benefit of progressive action on decarbonising the transport sector. This is a slightly longer episode than usual, but it's a great conversation. As always I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.

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1 month ago

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Thanks to Zoe Eather from The Smart Community Podcast for shining the 'smart city light' on #renewablefuels #biofuels and the role they are providing with #cleanerair for the future.

#cleanenergy #energysecurity #podcasting #fuelsecurity #smartcities #sustainablefuels

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July Update from @QLD_RFA Managing Director!

Check out photos from our 'Growing Renewable Fuels in North Qld' Ayr event! @BurdekinSC @mercuriusb @Aurecon @usceduau

QRFA member & event sponsor @mercuriusb CEO Karl Seck, discussing REACH technology at 'Growing #RenewableFuels in Nth Qld' event in Ayr last night, discussing role #biofuel technology providers can bring to optimise feedstocks in the #Burdekin region.

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