About alternative transport fuels
Alternative transport fuels are any materials or substances that can be used as transport fuels, other than conventional fuels.
There are three broad categories of alternative transport fuels:
Alternative transport fuels may provide benefits to Australia as some have the potential to reduce vehicle emissions, improve air quality, provide alternative sources of supply to supplement mainstream fuels and reduce reliance on imported fuel.
While petrol, diesel and jet fuel comprise the large majority of fuel sales in Australia, automotive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biofuels and other alternative transport fuels comprise a small yet important part of the market.
In addition to the broader Securing a Clean Energy Future programs, the Australian Government has implemented a number of programs to encourage the production and use of alternative fuels.
In 2011, the Australian Government released the Strategic Framework for Alternative Transport Fuels, which provides a long-term approach to a market-led adoption of alternative transport fuels.
For more information about Alternative Transport Fuels please contact TransportFuels@ret.gov.au.