Tag: E10

European Committee for Standardization report says E20 reduces carbon emissions by 10% vs E10

European Committee for Standardization report says E20 reduces carbon emissions by 10% vs E10

March 17, 2020 |

In Belgium, Horizon Magazine reports that the European Committee for Standardization commissioned a report from its Dutch counterpart NEN to look at the impacts of raising ethanol blending to 20% in Europe as a baseline to help develop future standards for the higher blend by 2030. The study showed that vehicles manufactured after 2011 should […]

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UK opens public consultation on E10

UK opens public consultation on E10

March 4, 2020 |

In the UK, the government is consulting the public on plans for E10, a lower carbon fuel made with up to 10% ethanol, to become the standard grade of petrol at UK filling stations from next year. By increasing the ethanol content of petrol, E10 has the potential to cut CO2 from transport by 750,000 […]

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Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

January 27, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government has decided to take the major step of making E20 the “fundamental fuel” by September, the first time a fundamental gasoline blend will be mandated for sale at all filling stations national, in an effort to help tackle air pollution problems that have been plaguing […]

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Mexico’s supreme court rejects E10 policy

Mexico’s supreme court rejects E10 policy

January 16, 2020 |

In Mexico, Reuters reports that following a three-year legal battle, the country’s supreme court has ruled against the increased blending of ethanol at 10% compared to the prior 5.8%, saying that regulators overstepped in boosting the maximum limit. The blending increase was nationwide except for the three largest cities due to concerns of increased pollution […]

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China suspends E10 ethanol mandate plan

China suspends E10 ethanol mandate plan

January 8, 2020 |

In China, Reuters is reporting that China has abandoned its plan to roll out a nationwide E10 ethanol mandate this year, citing a corn shortage and production constraints. Despite widespread belief throughout the 2010s that China’s ability to command its economy made the mandate a no-brainer, some of the usual constraints were evident in terms […]

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Thailand to phase out subsidies on biodiesel and E10-E85 blends

Thailand to phase out subsidies on biodiesel and E10-E85 blends

December 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that Energy Fund Administration Institute plans to stop subsidizing E85 sometime in 2020 after a decade of trying to get motors to use the fuel. The agency is also planning to roll back subsidies on 10% and 20% ethanol blends as well as biodiesel. With the subsidies in […]

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Thailand to phase out E10 in favor of E20 in early 2020

Thailand to phase out E10 in favor of E20 in early 2020

November 12, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government is preparing to launch E20 in early 2020 in an effort to help boost its farming sector. Domestic ethanol production comes from both cassava and sugarcane molasses. Policy already supports palm oil farmers through the implementation of 10% biodiesel blending. Already E20 and E85 are available […]

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Quebec looking to E10 for 2021 and E15 by 2025

Quebec looking to E10 for 2021 and E15 by 2025

October 8, 2019 |

In Canada, Biofuels International reports the province of Quebec has released a draft policy that would see 10% ethanol blending by 2021 and 15% by 2025, but those levels would fall to 9% and 13.5% if the ethanol itself has at least 10% cellulosic content. The province used 470 million liters in 2017 so the […]

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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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