Tag: E10

China eases E10 mandate due to lack of affordable feedstock

China eases E10 mandate due to lack of affordable feedstock

March 18, 2021 |

In China, ICIS reports that the closely watched E10 policy has been eased due to the lack of available feedstock at low prices. The country’s ethanol push is founded on using up excess old corn that is no longer fit for human consumption, but those supplies are shrinking. Only 15 of 31 Chinese provinces have […]

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RFA, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council welcome UK E10 mandate

RFA, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council welcome UK E10 mandate

February 28, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council welcomed the United Kingdom’s announcement to introduce a 10% ethanol blend standard (E10) nationwide by September of this year. “The United Kingdom’s introduction of an E10 ethanol blend comes amid a global push to decarbonize the transportation sector and reduce greenhouse […]

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UK goes ahead with E10 rollout for September

UK goes ahead with E10 rollout for September

February 25, 2021 |

In the UK, following a public consultation that received 208 responses, the Government has announced that having analyzed the responses, it remains convinced that the preferred approach outlined in the original consultation document remains the best approach to introducing E10 in the UK: it plans to introduce E10 as the standard 95-octane petrol grade available […]

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Iowa governor wants E10 and B11 in the state

Iowa governor wants E10 and B11 in the state

January 27, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register newspaper reports the governor wants to see 10% ethanol blending in the state together with 11% biodiesel. As the largest producer of both fuels in the state, she says she wants to see legislation making the blending goals a reality. In addition, she will seek another $10 million for […]

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Nova Pangaea Technologies completes successful E10 biofuel trial on motorcycle

Nova Pangaea Technologies completes successful E10 biofuel trial on motorcycle

November 19, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, Nova Pangaea Technologies successfully developed and trialed its first E10 fuel on a motorcycle at its headquarters in Redcar, UK. The trial featured Nova Pangaea’s process, REFNOVA, which converts 2nd generation non-food feedstocks such as woody and agricultural residues into valuable products for biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers. The fuel was produced […]

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Guatemala looking to finally blend ethanol in 2021

Guatemala looking to finally blend ethanol in 2021

November 2, 2020 |

In Guatemala, Central America Data reports that the country is looking to finish up its E5 and E10 trials this month with an eye on introducing ethanol blending legislation during the first quarter of 2021. The only country in the region to not currently blend ethanol despite being one of the largest sugar exporters in […]

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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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