Tag: E10

China pushing forward with ethanol but E10 unclear

China pushing forward with ethanol but E10 unclear

September 29, 2020 |

In China, Agence France Presse reports that the country to move forward with its ethanol expansion plans for 2020 with an eye towards promoting large-scale cellulosic ethanol production using straw and forestry waste but no mention was made of the E10 mandate originally planned and later put on hold. Huge corn harvests back-to-back have left […]

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Irish fuel industry calls for E10 as it moves towards 2050 carbon neutrality

Irish fuel industry calls for E10 as it moves towards 2050 carbon neutrality

August 20, 2020 |

In Ireland, Petrol Plaza reports Fuels for Ireland that represents the country’s energy industry is calling for a switch to E10 from E5 as part of its new strategy that seeks to bring the sector to carbon neutrality by 2050. The company’s CEO says that fossil fuels cannot be the basis of Ireland’s energy matrix […]

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UK expert warns of engine damage due to E10

UK expert warns of engine damage due to E10

July 13, 2020 |

In the UK, the Express newspaper reports that a local expert who has written a book about classic cars says that E10 will be damaging to all vehicles, potentially causing “burned valves” or “burned pistons” because of the higher ethanol content. He said that due to ethanol’s oxygen content, engines must be tuned to have […]

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Mexico imports ethanol from the US in the form of pre-blended E10

Mexico imports ethanol from the US in the form of pre-blended E10

June 16, 2020 |

In Mexico, five railcars of U.S. gasoline pre-blended at an E10 rate arrived in Guadalajara in May 2020 – 14,500 gallons of ethanol (5,300 bushels in corn equivalent) – a direct success of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) collaboration with the Mexican Association of Service Station Providers (AMPES) to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits […]

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NFU Scotland supports E10 but warns about potential challenges

NFU Scotland supports E10 but warns about potential challenges

May 13, 2020 |

In the UK, NFU Scotland has welcomed the opportunities that switching to E10 petrol on forecourts could bring but consumers must be protected to ensure problems like those encountered in agricultural vehicles last winter are to be avoided. The Union was responding to a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol […]

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UK’s NFU been working hard to get E10 implemented

UK’s NFU been working hard to get E10 implemented

May 4, 2020 |

In the UK, the government’s proposal to introduce E10 petrol in 2021 came after years of lobbying by the National Farmers Union to introduce the biofuel to gas stations nationwide. Last year the NFU wrote to various government departments outlining how implementing E10, maintaining Britain’s bioethanol processing infrastructure and supporting a thriving British biofuel industry […]

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German ethanol production and consumption fall but E10 gains market share

German ethanol production and consumption fall but E10 gains market share

April 22, 2020 |

In Germany, Biofuels International reports that German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) data shows that over the past 12 months, ethanol production fell by nearly 13% to 542,699 metric tons. Production was pressured by falling demand and “challenging market conditions” during the early part of last year. Overall ethanol blending fell slightly during the period to […]

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Indonesia to miss E10 yet again as sugarcane yields continue to fall

Indonesia to miss E10 yet again as sugarcane yields continue to fall

April 7, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that despite plans to boost ethanol blending to 10% this year using domestically produced ethanol, challenges in sugarcane production will lead to further delays in implementation. Sugarcane yields have been falling over the past four years in East Java, the country’s key cane-growing region, which has led to […]

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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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