Shell Australia today launched a new biodiesel facility at its Parramatta terminal to supply its Biodiesel 20 (B20) product to the New South Wales market.

Shell’s vice president downstream, Andrew Smith said the launch of B20 transport fuel in NSW is a response to customer demand to reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuels and potential liability under the Federal Government’s carbon pricing scheme.

Smith said that market research showed more than 50 per cent of commercial customers would consider using B20 in their fleets for either taxation or environmental reasons.

“Shell is committed to understanding customer needs, and when we asked them if they would consider using B20 if it was available 28 per cent they said they would because of the tax benefit,” he said.

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