Tag: E10

Australian drivers rushing towards premium fuel as they reject E10

Australian drivers rushing towards premium fuel as they reject E10

June 27, 2018 |

In Australia, a vehicle emissions expert says the government hasn’t gone far enough to make E10 sufficiently cheaper than premium fuel to compensate for the lower energy content supplied by the ethanol. Instead of making fuel cheaper for drivers, she claims drivers are forced to go for more expensive premium fuel by default. In New […]

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Tianjin to implement E10 by end-September

Tianjin to implement E10 by end-September

June 11, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that the City of Tianjin is the first to announce it will implement the 10% ethanol blend set for 2020 nationwide by the end of September. The city of around 15 million people will require 260,000 metric tons of ethanol annually to supply the blend from around 780,000 tons of corn. […]

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UK’s shift to E10 held up by a lack of initiative

UK’s shift to E10 held up by a lack of initiative

May 22, 2018 |

In the UK, ICIS reports that the shift to E10 has been held up primarily due to neither the government nor the oil industry wanting to take the first step in implementation with both sides waiting for the other to take the initiative. If the oil industry leads the shift, some are concerned that the […]

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One in five Queensland passenger vehicles using E10

One in five Queensland passenger vehicles using E10

May 16, 2018 |

In Australia, one in five Queensland passenger vehicles is now using petrol with 10 per cent ethanol – a carbon reduction comparable to taking approximately 13,000 cars off the road. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament that 2.5 per cent of the regular petrol sold in Queensland in the last quarter of 2017 was […]

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RFA says E10 will save consumers $39 billion this year

RFA says E10 will save consumers $39 billion this year

May 2, 2018 |

In Washington, summer driving season kicks off in just a few weeks and the U.S. Energy Information Administration is already warning drivers that they are likely to see the highest gasoline prices in four years. Pump prices have already begun to increase, with the average retail price for regular gasoline reaching $2.85 per gallon last […]

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Ontario’s E10 policy to reduce transportation GHG emission by 1.7 megatons

Ontario’s E10 policy to reduce transportation GHG emission by 1.7 megatons

April 16, 2018 |

In Canada, building on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements for ethanol in gasoline to 10% by 2020. The expanded mandate is a made-in-Ontario solution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that improves air quality in a way that is both practical and effective. Once fully implemented, […]

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Australian E10 policy seen boosting domestic economy

Australian E10 policy seen boosting domestic economy

March 29, 2018 |

In Australia, massive economic, social and environmental benefits that can be delivered to Australians through the creation of a strong bioenergy industry could be lost without clear government strategies. Increased use of 10 per cent ethanol-blended petrol (E10) in Australia could create more than 8600 direct & indirect jobs, attract A$1.56 billion in investment and […]

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Chinese independent refiners looking to implement E10 early

Chinese independent refiners looking to implement E10 early

March 21, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports that three independent refiners are jumping into the ethanol blending game ahead of the government’s E10 blending mandate set to begin in 2020. Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group and Henan Fengli Petrochemical Co have applied for permission to blend while Dongming Petrochemical plans to begin importing ethanol through its trading arm, but […]

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Ontario corn farmers look to boost sales to ethanol industry as E10 draws near

Ontario corn farmers look to boost sales to ethanol industry as E10 draws near

January 3, 2018 |

In Canada, Ontario corn farmers are excited about the opportunity to supply more corn for the proposed 10% ethanol blending mandate that will see demand increase by about 500 million liters per year. The province’s ethanol facilities are currently running at nearly 100% of installed capacity, meaning expansion and new facilities will be required, and […]

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Nuevo Leon and Jalisco want E10 for Monterrey and Guadalajara

Nuevo Leon and Jalisco want E10 for Monterrey and Guadalajara

November 28, 2017 |

In Mexico, Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked that their main cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara be allowed to blend up to 10% ethanol following the suspension of a law that would have allowed higher blends in major cities around the country. Concerns have permeated the policy sphere that higher levels of ethanol about 5.8% […]

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