About us

CEFA was formed by a group of experienced energy industry professionals with a track record in energy supply and major project delivery.

Initially CEFA provided strategic consulting services and advice on gas based fuel solutions for the mining industry and commercial solutions for stranded gas assets.

The team soon transformed an opportunity to build an LNG virtual pipeline on the East coast of Australia into a thriving LNG and LPG distribution business and in the process became an importer and distributer of high quality cryogenic equipment and control systems.

Now CEFA focuses on both growing its LNG/LPG distribution business and developing new projects in the clean fuel space. CEFA designs reliable, scalable and cost-effective LNG/CNG and LPG solutions tailored to the needs of our customers with the flexibility to grow with them as their fuel demands evolve.

CEFA is 100% Australian owned and is the only independent distributor of LNG in Australia
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ROMANO BERNHARD

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Romano is a focused and dedicated energy professional with a proven commercial background, specialising in strategic fuel supply arrangements, business development & marketing, project development, relationship management and large scale contract negotiations. Romano has built a wealth of experience and strong relationships over the last 15 years, including those with gas and technology suppliers, strategic partners (financiers, project partners) and potential clients that form the foundation of CEFA’s well developed virtual pipeline business opportunities list. Romano holds a degree in Economics and has more than 25 years of relevant industry experience gained in the energy sourcing, trading and power generation sectors in Australia, Asia Pacific, US and Europe.
we’re about meeting customers needs, not creating new ones

GARY IRESON

DIRECTOR

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Gary is a driven management professional with a background in engineering and downstream gas applications. Gary specialises in identifying opportunities for collaboration between organisations to drive value from projects. Through his experience and day to day engagement in the mining & energy space, Gary provides a constant source of new opportunities, as well as an additional resource for CEFA. Gary is a Mechanical Engineer and has more than 25 years of relevant industry experience including establishing Wesfarmers LNG plant in Kwinana under his role as Director Gas and Power. Gary is Executive General Manager at Rivet Group (ex Cootes) which provides bulk ore haulage and energy haulage services in WA.
90% of the fuel supply chain is about logistics, we prefer to produce locally not ship in from around the globe

BASIL LENZO

DIRECTOR

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Basil is a rare combination of engineer, lawyer and entrepreneur, specialising in both the technical and commercial aspects of project development, project delivery and day to day operations. The unique combination of Basil’s technical and commercial experience is particularly useful at more advanced stages of project development, such as detailed technical and commercial discussions with suppliers, review of operational cost assumptions, approvals, specifications requirements and final tender responses. Basil qualified as a mechanical engineer and was a successful engineer (predominantly in the mining space) before qualifying as a lawyer and starting his own legal practice. Basil has been responsible for design and construction of a large number of technically challenging projects, in both technical and legal roles, most notably the Burrup Fertiliser Plant in WA.
we find the best technologies and integrate them, we don’t try to re-invent them

DAVID TREMBECKI

DIRECTOR

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David is a motivated and engaged energy expert, specialising in key technology, opportunity identification & assessment and supplier relationships. David is responsible for the design, construction and operation of CEFA’s proprietary virtual gas pipeline financial models. He also has the unique advantage of having successfully transitioned those models from concept to contract execution, and further on to 24/7 operating LNG sites. David’s broad skill base, generalist experience, technical interest and passion for energy projects supports CEFA’s uniquely flexible and innovative approach. David holds a degree in Business Studies and a background in business management, strategy, sales & marketing. David has spent close to a decade working in the clean energy space, since relocating from the UK to Australia in 2009.
the first test is commercial, if the numbers work then everyone is motivated

Our History

  • 2009CEFA Established

    Clean Energy Fuels Australia Pty Ltd (CEFA) was established in 2009 when it's directors saw an opportunity to share their combined knowledge of clean gaseous fuels with potential partners and sponsors.
  • 2009Early Engagements

    CEFA's first task was the feasibility assessment of a new small scale LNG production plant in North West WA.
  • 2009-2012Strategic Consulting

    This period saw CEFA become a leading supplier of technical and commercial advice for a wide range of customers, including large mining businesses, legal firms, oil companies, small miners, equipment providers and movement entities.
  • 2012-15Consulting and Distribution Growth

    In addition to continued consulting engagements, in 2012 CEFA formed it's LNG trading subsidiary - Clean Energy Distribution, and began distributing LNG to remote commercial and industrial clients across the east coast of Australia
  • TodayEnergy Trading and Major Projects

    Today CEFA continues to trade LNG and LPG through its subsidiaries Clean Energy Distribution Pty Ltd (CED) and Clean Energy Trading Pty Ltd. CED has become a leading supplier of domestic LNG with customers in SA, NSW and Victoria. CEFA continues its role as a clean energy consulting business and is working with its strategic partners on a range of its own large scale clean fuel projects across Australia.