Tag: E10

China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

September 17, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is looking to scale back its ethanol ambitions which had been aiming for a 10% ethanol blend on the back of reduced corn availability. With ethanol stocks falling to a more manageable 57 million metric tons from more than 200 million tons in 2017 mixed with the failure […]

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UK farmers group calling on government to introduce E10 by 2020

UK farmers group calling on government to introduce E10 by 2020

August 20, 2019 |

In UK, the NFU has written to Government ministers calling for E10 – a type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol – to be introduced by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets. Currently commonplace on UK forecourts is E5 which only contains 5% renewable bioethanol. The NFU has sent letters […]

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Ireland seen needing E10 ASAP to reach climate goals

Ireland seen needing E10 ASAP to reach climate goals

July 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, one of the country’s top economists has published a report that says in order for Ireland to reach its European and Paris climate goals, it needs to implement adoption of E10 from the current E5 as soon as possible, especially in light of reliance on imported UCO “of dubious nature” for biodiesel blending. […]

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UK MPs says E10 needed immediately

UK MPs says E10 needed immediately

July 17, 2019 |

In the UK, the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol has launched its final report on the introduction of E10. Stemming from the launch of an Inquiry in March into the lack of progress made by the DfT to publish its Consultation into E10, which closed in September 2018. The APPG made an open […]

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Indian car manufacturers look at E10, E20 and M3 but later than government wants it

Indian car manufacturers look at E10, E20 and M3 but later than government wants it

June 25, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the country’s automobile manufacturers association is calling for E10 and 3% methanol blending (M3) by 2025 not only for passenger vehicles but also for two-wheeled vehicles. In a white paper it released recently, the Society for Indian Automobile Manufacturers said that it could work to develop […]

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Maine governor vetoes bill aiming to ban E10 and higher

Maine governor vetoes bill aiming to ban E10 and higher

May 2, 2019 |

In Maine, the state’s new Democratic governor has wielded her veto power for the first time by ensuring a bill that sought to ban ethanol blends of 10% and higher won’t become law. Without what she deemed sufficient scientific evidence to demonstrate that E10 and higher is detrimental to public health, she said should couldn’t […]

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Zimbabwe gasoline prices drop 9 cents as E10 returns

Zimbabwe gasoline prices drop 9 cents as E10 returns

April 29, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that in response to increased availability of ethanol, the government has boosted the ethanol blend to 10% from 5% and in turn reduced the price of gasoline at the pump by 9 cents per liter to around $1.48 per liter. Heavy rains have kept domestic ethanol producers from supplying the […]

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Estonia implements E10 and B7 as of April 1 and pump prices rise in tandem

Estonia implements E10 and B7 as of April 1 and pump prices rise in tandem

April 1, 2019 |

In Estonia, the ERE national news agency reports that E10 and B7 mandates came into place on April 1 in compliance with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive but pumps have already seen an increase in price. Ethanol with 10% blending as of April 1 compared to 5% since May 2018 saw a nine cent […]

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China seen producing 6.6 million tons of ethanol annually from 2020

China seen producing 6.6 million tons of ethanol annually from 2020

December 11, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is expected to nearly triple its ethanol production to 6.6 million metric tons annually by 2020 in time for implementation of its E10 blending mandate. Installed capacity in 2017 was 2.7 million tons. To achieve the mandate, ethanol demand will be 15 million tons, indicating that significant imports […]

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Costa Rica set to launch E10 in May

Costa Rica set to launch E10 in May

November 19, 2018 |

In Costa Rica, local press reports that the country will begin blending 10% ethanol in premium gasoline beginning in May 2019 with lower grades of gas set to be blended with ethanol at another date in the future. Though ethanol is expected to bring down the price of fuel at the pump slightly, E10 in […]

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