Tag: E10

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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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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