Department of Energy and Water Supply

Queensland biofuel mandate

The Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 requires the fuel industry to meet targets for the sale of biobased fuels.

This biofuels mandate commenced on 1 January 2017. It is a step towards growing our biofuel and bio-manufacturing industries. It provides certainty so the industry can invest, innovate and create jobs as part of a cleaner, greener future for Queensland. A flourishing biofuels industry will also create the foundation for a new high-value bio-manufacturing industry.

Biobased petrol mandate

The biobased petrol mandate requires that 3% of the total volume of regular unleaded petrol sales and ethanol blended fuel sales by liable retailers must be biobased petrol (ethanol).

For example, if 3 out of every 10 litres of regular petrol sold by a petrol station were E10, which contains 10% ethanol, that station would have met the mandate.

The ethanol mandate will increase to 4% after 18 months (from 1 July 2018).

Biobased diesel mandate

The biobased diesel mandate requires 0.5% of all diesel fuel sold to be biobased diesel.

Government use of E10

The Queensland Government vehicle fleet is fueling up with E10 where practical to do so.

Read the retail fuel purchases policy (PDF, 183.8KB) to learn more.

Community and industry consultation

A wide-ranging consultation process was conducted to consider issues relating to a biofuels mandate.

A discussion paper, Towards a clean energy economy: achieving a biofuel mandate for Queensland (PDF, 1.0MB) was released in mid-2015 highlighting our vision for a biofuel mandate.

Last updated:
5 July 2017
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