Tag: E20

Norway may nix E20 plans due to high cost and alleged increased GHG emissions

Norway may nix E20 plans due to high cost and alleged increased GHG emissions

March 9, 2017 |

In Norway, the E20 by 2020 plan that was agreed after months of haggling by the government’s different parties is now under fire due to the expected $307.6 million per year increase that drivers will have to pay due to the 512 million liters of biofuels required are more expensive than fossil fuels. In addition, […]

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Thailand phases out E10 in exchange for E20 and E85

Thailand phases out E10 in exchange for E20 and E85

March 8, 2016 |

In Thailand, the government is phasing out lower 10% ethanol blend fuels by 2018 and 2027, instead bringing in E20 and E85. Doing so will triple ethanol demand to more than 25 million liters per day. To boost demand for the higher ethanol blends, excise taxes will be levied on the lower blends to help […]

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Lack of ethanol supply keeping Ethiopia from implementing E20

Lack of ethanol supply keeping Ethiopia from implementing E20

January 21, 2015 |

In Ethiopia, the country can’t reach its E20 goals as planned for this year due to the lack of ethanol supplies following delays in upgrading sugar mills. As a result, the E10 policy will remain in place for now. The Ethiopian Sugar Corp. has 4 million liters of stock on hand, enough for almost four […]

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Mercedes to run 12-month trial of Clariant’s cellulosic E20 blend

Mercedes to run 12-month trial of Clariant’s cellulosic E20 blend

January 29, 2014 |

In Germany, Mercedes is running a pilot test with Clariant and Haltermann to test sunliquid20, fuel which is blended with 20% cellulosic ethanol. The 12-month trial will be focused around Stuttgart-Untertürkheim where there will be a pump supplying the fuel. Clariant’s demo plant is currently producing ethanol from 4,500 metric tons of agricultural residues per […]

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Brazil’s government announces rise in ethanol blending to 25%

Brazil’s government announces rise in ethanol blending to 25%

March 4, 2013 |

In Brazil, the government announced a rise in the ethanol blending at pumps from 20% to 25% as of May 1st. The announcement, published in the Union Diary, came after the government reduced the blending requirement from 25% to 20% in 2011. Petrobras stands to benefit after announcing refinery price increases of 6.6% for gasoline. […]

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Zimbabwe government’s E20 means Green Fuel $40 million investment

Zimbabwe government’s E20 means Green Fuel $40 million investment

November 5, 2012 |

In Zimbabwe, if the government approves a 20% ethanol blending mandate as expected, Green Fuel will need to raise about $40 million to fund an expansion that would allow it to satisfy increased demand. The roughly 2,000 employees who were put on half-time salaries in February when the plant shut down after reaching its maximum […]

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Chevron Thailand looking at E20 from Jan. 1

Chevron Thailand looking at E20 from Jan. 1

October 24, 2012 |

In Thailand, Chevron’s local arm is undecided as whether it will introduce E20 when 91 octane fuel is phased out the end of 2012. Currently 91 octane represents about 40% of fuel demand while the rest is supplied by E5. The government this week raised the subsidy on ethanol by 1 baht per liter, which […]

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Illinois bill would incentivize blender pumps, E20 fuels

Illinois bill would incentivize blender pumps, E20 fuels

March 27, 2012 |

In Illinois, legislation introduced in the state’s House of Representatives would encourage gas stations to install more blender pumps by offering a 10% sales tax credit on E20 blends of up to $20 million per year. That savings would translate to $20 million in grants, with $15 going for R&D by ethanol producers and $5 […]

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