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Road transport receives an AdBlue lifeline

AdBlue’s supply is desperately boosted by the local manufacturer Incitec Pivot to ensure local production of purified urea announced by the federal government.

Founded by the federal government, the AdBlue Task Force has been quickly designed and tested with fertilizer maker Incitec Pivot, and upon successful testing, diesel exhaust fluid, more commonly known as AdBlue.

Angus Taylor, Minister of Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, said the development has brought certainty to the trucking industry and is a step in the right direction.

“Australia currently has sufficient AdBlue inventory, but this agreement with Incitec Pivot will allow TGU to produce domestically or supply AdBlue products to domestic manufacturers, disrupting the current supply chain for Australian business. Will not be affected, “says Taylor. ..

“Incitec Pivot’s increased production will not affect the supply of agricultural fertilizers to local farmers or disrupt AdBlue’s local distribution chain,” he said in a statement.

“This agreement is another important part of the government’s broader strategy to build supply chain resilience, including addressing transportation issues, ensuring local supply of critical products, and strengthening local manufacturing capacity. It’s a part. “

In November, Incitec Pivot announced that it would stop producing urea at its Gibson Island plant in Brisbane in 2022 due to a gas supply dispute.

The Australian Embassy in Jakarta, contacted by Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan, confirmed to the Indonesian government that Indonesia’s offer to provide 5,000 tons of purified urea in January was accepted. did.

These amounts of urea were estimated to be sufficient to make another month’s worth of AdBlue.

Minister Taehan said Australia is leveraging its strong relationships with international partners to open up new sources to meet future needs for purified urea.

“By working closely with our partners, we were able to secure this important supply to Australia. We are strengthening close relationships around the world to support and promote Australia’s interests. We will continue to do so, “said Taehan.

The government is working with manufacturers and shipping companies to ensure the shipment of urea and AdBlue already destined for Australia, prioritizing loading and delivery.

“The shipping company helped prioritize the loading of large numbers of containers passing through Singapore so that supplies arrive in Australia as soon as possible. Thanks to the companies that supported and supported this effort. I want to. “

It is already underway by the AdBlue Task Force, led by James Fazzino, Chairman of Australian Manufacturing and Former CEO of Incitec Pivot, Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company and Director of Saudi Aramco, and Dr Cathy. Based on work. Foley, Chief Scientist of Australia.

Governments have also adopted the National Coordination Mechanism (NCM) to ensure an integrated approach and ongoing information sharing between government agencies and industry.

The next NCM meeting with industry stakeholders will be held later today.

The government also acknowledged that the industry has raised concerns about the high prices of AdBlue in some parts of the country.

The government said it understands that some price pressures may be normal in this situation, but expects suppliers to offer their customers a fair deal with AdBlue.

Road transport receives an AdBlue lifeline Road transport receives an AdBlue lifeline

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