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 tons per year. That’s equivalent to taking around 350,000 cars off the road.

The consultation follows the roll-out of new labels at filling stations across the UK which highlight the biofuel content of each fuel and help drivers to easily identify the right option for their vehicle.

Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of measures to support the decarbonization of transport including funding for pioneering low carbon fuels, which are expected to save nearly 85 million tons of CO2 between 2018 and 2032.

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