Minister Tony Kelly To Launch Biofuels Truck

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5 October 2010 


The Biofuels Association of Australia draws the media’s attention to the upcoming launch of the BAA Volvo

FH 13 litre truck by the Hon Minister Tony Kelly, NSW Minister for Planning, Infrastructure and Lands, at

9.30am on Friday 8th October at the International Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, Sydney.

“The BAA is delighted that the Minister has been able to take time out of his very full schedule to promote

the use of biodiesel in Australia by launching this truck on our behalf” said Heather Brodie, CEO of the

Biofuels Association of Australia.

“Volvo Trucks is working with the BAA and Ron Finemore Transport to promote to the community how

important it is to use increasing blends of biodiesel in our fuel mix” Ms Brodie continued.  “Ron Finemore

Transport has been using 20% blends of biodiesel for the last three years and has notched up more than 40

million kilometres in their fleet of trucks. This truck will be travelling the length and breadth of the east

coast promoting how the average consumer can use biodiesel as well.” 

“Around the world we are seeing an increasing use of biofuels not only to decrease our emissions from

transport, but also to reduce our trade deficit, improve our domestic fuel security with readily available,

renewable and sustainable fuels and bring about regional development opportunities around Australia”.

“Australia’s production of biofuels – both ethanol and biodiesel – continues to come predominantly from

by-products and waste streams.  This is a fantastic opportunity to promote the local industry and we thank

Volvo, Ron Finemore Transport and the Minister for taking part in the program” Ms Brodie said.

The Biofuels Association of Australia Incorporated is the peak industry body representing ethanol and

biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers, technology providers, independent and major oil companies,

equipment manufacturers, mining and construction companies and others.

Media Contact: Heather Brodie, CEO BAA, 0437 932 949

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