Tag: E20

Zimbabwe returns to E20 as ethanol supplies improve

Zimbabwe returns to E20 as ethanol supplies improve

June 8, 2020 |

In Zimbabwe, ZimEye reports that following the restart of ethanol production at Green Fuel, ethanol blending will return to the mandated 20%. When ethanol supplies were scarce due to rains keeping sugarcane from being harvested, the blending rate temporarily went down to 10%. The mandate has been revised down as low as 5% due to […]

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Thailand postpones E20 to September due to COVID-19

Thailand postpones E20 to September due to COVID-19

April 15, 2020 |

In Thailand, the National newspaper reports that in response to COVID-19 and the need to source as much ethanol for hand sanitizers as possible, the country is going to put on hold its ethanol blending program for the time being. The switch to E20 was meant to take place on June 1 but has been […]

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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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Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

January 27, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government has decided to take the major step of making E20 the “fundamental fuel” by September, the first time a fundamental gasoline blend will be mandated for sale at all filling stations national, in an effort to help tackle air pollution problems that have been plaguing […]

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Fire forces Thailand to postpone biofuels discount “Christmas gift” by a day

Fire forces Thailand to postpone biofuels discount “Christmas gift” by a day

December 25, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the planned price cut on B10 and E20 meant to be a Christmas gift to drivers has been postponed to a New Year’s gift after the energy ministry building caught fire. The start of the two week discount period was delayed by a day, starting Thursday instead […]

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Zimbabwe flipflops on slashing E20 blending mandate due to ethanol supply challenges

Zimbabwe flipflops on slashing E20 blending mandate due to ethanol supply challenges

December 5, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, the country’s energy regulator announced a cut to 10% ethanol blending from the previous 20% due to challenges in sourcing ethanol as heavy rains keep Green Fuels from harvesting the cane required for ethanol production, but just hours later reversed the decision and kept the mandate at 20%. A statement from the regulator […]

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Thailand to phase out E10 in favor of E20 in early 2020

Thailand to phase out E10 in favor of E20 in early 2020

November 12, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government is preparing to launch E20 in early 2020 in an effort to help boost its farming sector. Domestic ethanol production comes from both cassava and sugarcane molasses. Policy already supports palm oil farmers through the implementation of 10% biodiesel blending. Already E20 and E85 are available […]

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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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