Developing a B20 fuel quality standard

The Australian Government is currently considering introducing a fuel quality standard for diesel biodiesel blend (B20) automotive fuel under the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (the Act).

Public consultation


About the discussion paper

A technical discussion paper on setting a fuel quality standard for diesel biodiesel (B20) automotive fuel (the B20 standard) under the Act was released by the department on 23 March 2012. The paper outlined possible parameters, their limits and test methods that could be used by the department to determine compliance with the B20 standard. The paper also outlined proposed requirements for labelling B20 at the point of sale.

The purpose of the technical discussion paper was to seek formal comment from stakeholders on the technical considerations and labelling requirements, prior to the introduction of a B20 standard.

Written submissions on matters raised in the discussion paper were invited by 4 May 2012. Eight submissions were received. All non-confidential submissions are now available below. Personal details such as email addresses have been removed.

Comments made in these submissions are currently being considered in the development of a position paper outlining the proposed B20 standard and labelling requirements for B20 fuel.

The department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.



Responsibility for copyright in submissions resides with the author(s), not with the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.


Some submissions have been supplied in confidence and have not been posted. If you have concerns about published material, please email

Formats and accessibility

The department has made every effort to ensure submissions provided are as accessible as possible. If you have difficulty accessing the information provided and need further assistance, please email