Tag: E10

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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APPA calls on Spain to boost support for biofuels including E10 and B10 mandate

APPA calls on Spain to boost support for biofuels including E10 and B10 mandate

November 7, 2018 |

In Spain, Renewable Energy Magazine reports that the national renewable energy business association APPA is calling on the government to increase its support for biofuels, saying that they are the only real option for reducing the carbon intensity of fuels for light vehicles even if the goal to have 5 million electric vehicles on the […]

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India’s National Green Tribunal wants government to get serious about E10

India’s National Green Tribunal wants government to get serious about E10

October 29, 2018 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that following a complaint by a local doctor to the National Green Tribunal that the central government must implement its 10% ethanol blending mandate for the health of the community and not just talk about it, as alluded to by only achieving 2% blending so far, the […]

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Indian E10 policy could cut fuel prices by 4 cents per liter

Indian E10 policy could cut fuel prices by 4 cents per liter

October 15, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line reports that achieving a 10% ethanol blend could reduce the price of fuel at the pump by 4 cents per liter. The government aimed to already have a 10% blending mandate in place by now but the ethanol industry’s lack of production capacity as well as feedstock challenges and […]

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US associations submit comments to UK urging adoption of E10

US associations submit comments to UK urging adoption of E10

September 20, 2018 |

In the UK, earlier this week, Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department of Transport as it considers implementing a nationwide E10 ethanol blend. The comments, submitted on Sept. 16, highlight the proven benefits of ethanol for fuel and draw on the […]

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Vivergo to cease production due to delays in E10

Vivergo to cease production due to delays in E10

September 6, 2018 |

In the UK, given the continued difficult trading environment and delays in the implementation of E10 in the UK over time, Vivergo Fuels Ltd proposes to cease production. Mark Chesworth, Managing Director, Vivergo Fuels Ltd, commented: “I am extremely disappointed at having to announce the proposed cessation of production as of the 30 September 2018 […]

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New South Wales under fire for reducing E10 consumption in fleet vehicles

New South Wales under fire for reducing E10 consumption in fleet vehicles

September 6, 2018 |

In Australia, the Australian Associated Press reports that documents obtained under freedom of information laws show the New South Wales government is using less and less E10 despite promising in 2012 that it would mandate the fuel for use in government fleet vehicles to help drive demand. The government is expected to come under fire […]

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EU countries need to hurry up E10 adaptation to reach RED2020 requirements

EU countries need to hurry up E10 adaptation to reach RED2020 requirements

September 4, 2018 |

In the UK, Platts reports that implementation of the proposed E10 policy could be pushed back beyond April 2019 after the country’s expected exit from the European Union while the Netherlands are looking at Q3 or Q4 for implementation. France and Belgium have had relative success with market uptake for the fuels which Germany has […]

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