Australia has significantly increased the supply of diesel exhaust needed to support the country’s freight and logistics sectors.
Following an agreement with the federal government, fertilizer maker Incitec Pivot increased local AdBlue production by 800 percent to address the domestic deficit.
Energy Minister Angus Taylor said Incitec Pivot could already produce more than three million liters of AdBlue – which is about 75 per cent of Australia’s needs – per week.
“Although Australia currently has enough AdBlue to meet its needs, this local production will help restore normal national stocks,” he said in a statement.
Mr Taylor said that while several facilities across the country could experience a shortage of AdBlue from time to time, he was confident that supplies would soon resume if Incitec Pivot commissioned a 24-hour distribution point in Brisbane.
The federal government is also working to provide additional international AdBlue supplies.
“To ensure replenishment across the country, I continue to encourage the industry to acquire stocks only when necessary and at the usual level,” Mr Taylor said.
Last month, Incitec Pivot agreed to help increase production of AdBlue’s key ingredient – urea – when it became clear that Australia had only about seven weeks left after China restricted exports.
Mr Taylor said on Monday that the fertilizer maker would soon begin testing the production of technical urea with an additive from Germany.
“The government’s response to the unification of industry and support for additional domestic production has improved the supply situation, and we will work with the government to review procurement limits across the industry as we move forward,” he said. and AMPOL CEO Matt Halliday.