Testing and certification
The relative proportions of ultra low sulphur diesel and jet fuel produced over the next few years by QER will vary from time to time according to testing requirements for volumes.
To ensure that the ultra low sulphur diesel and jet fuels meet Australian fuel quality and performance standards, we have engaged two of the world’s foremost fuel research and testing institutes.
A world-leading research facility has conducted engine testing on the ultra low sulphur diesel and compared the characteristics of the QER produced diesel with current diesel products. Results from the testing have been extremely positive. Ultra low sulphur diesel produced by QER can be used as a direct replacement for diesel in vehicles that meet Euro V standards.
The jet fuel testing is being conducted by University of Sheffield staff at the Low Carbon Combustion Centre in the UK. This comprehensive evaluation program will take more than two years to complete.
Real-World truck fleet trials in Australia
QER will also operate some long-term real world trials for the ultra low sulphur diesel in trucks. These trials will take approximately two years and provide detailed comparative data on a range of parameters, including the emissions profile of QER’s ultra low sulphur diesel compared with that of conventionally produced diesel.
Once completed, the results of the trails will be made available to Government agencies, Australian fuel standards regulatory authorities and diesel engine manufacturers.
While the jet fuel testing being undertaken in the UK will take more than two years, QER will be receiving interim results from time to time and we will provide those results to relevant Government and standards authorities.