BP Australia and Manildra Energy Australia have announced one of Australia’s largest biofuels supply agreements, a deal which will result in nearly half of BP’s fuel sales in New South Wales containing renewable ethanol.
BP will receive 40 million litres of ethanol over the next year from Manildra’s Bomaderry ethanol plant (near Nowra), with deliveries to commence this month. The ethanol will be blended at the Newcastle and Parramatta fuel terminals to produce the ‘new BP Unleaded 91’ unleaded petrol containing up to 10 percent ethanol.
BP also announced that its ‘new BP Unleaded 91’ will be introduced into BP branded service stations in Newcastle. The ethanol blended fuel will be available at eight Newcastle BP outlets by the end of August.
All 14 of the service stations to be included in Newcastle the rollout will be marketing the new BP Unleaded 91 in place of regular Unleaded Petrol, and offering a three cents per litre discount through BP’s BioRewards program.