Have your say: Developing Australia's low carbon liquid fuel industry

The Australian Government is calling on stakeholders to provide their insights on developing a domestic low carbon liquid fuel (LCLF) industry.

Future fuels

Sustainable fuels will play an important role as global economies transform to net zero. The Federal Government is collecting feedback that will help shape the necessary policies to support the growth of Australia’s low carbon liquid fuels (LCLF) industry.

Stakeholders are invited to provide their input on the Consultation Paper – Low Carbon Liquid Fuels - A Future Made in Australia: Unlocking Australia’s low carbon liquid fuel opportunity.

The paper includes specific questions to guide the feedback process. The consultation aims to gather ideas on financial or regulatory measures to boost LCLF production, suggestions on policies to create market demand for these fuels, and input on using local resources like canola and tallow, which are currently exported, to produce LCLFs domestically.

The government also seeks thoughts on the costs and benefits of implementing mandates or other measures for LCLFs, as well as feedback on creating a certification scheme to ensure the quality and sustainability of these fuels.

The government’s goal is to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation, heavy vehicles, rail, maritime, mining, agriculture, and construction. By utilizing local resources to produce sustainable fuels domestically, they aim to create new regional jobs and support local economies.

Insights from this consultation will inform the development of the Government's Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Roadmap and the Electricity and Energy Sector Plan.

As part of its commitment, the government has allocated $18.5 million over four years to develop a certification scheme for LCLFs. The government has also committed $1.5 million over 2 years from 2024-25 to undertake a regulatory impact analysis of the costs and benefits of introducing mandates or other demand-side measures for LCLF.

Input from stakeholders is vital in shaping the future of Australia's energy landscape, supporting the development of a sustainable and economically beneficial LCLF industry, aiding in the transition to net zero, and enhancing national fuel security. To participate, read the consultation paper and submit your response.

Submissions are open until 18 July 2024. Feedback can be submitted via email at lclfconsultation@infrastructure.gov.au

Submit your feedback on the Consultation Paper through the "Have Your Say" portal on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts website here.

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