Tag: E8

Costa Rica trying to implement E8 by June after nine failed attempts

Costa Rica trying to implement E8 by June after nine failed attempts

January 22, 2020 |

In Costa Rica, local press reports that the government is going to try again to introduce 8% ethanol blending starting in June after nine failed attempts. The state-owned oil distributor Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) said in its 2020 budget that it is investing in three 10,000 barrel storage tanks for ethanol in addition to […]

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Costa Rica drops E8 plans less than a week after announcing them

Costa Rica drops E8 plans less than a week after announcing them

April 10, 2019 |

In Costa Rica, the state-owned oil refinery RECOPE’s plan to introduce E8 by the end of May was postponed just five days after its announcement and purchase contracts to buy the required ethanol have been voided by constitutional court. Though discussions about an ethanol blend may begin again next year, in the meantime work will […]

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Costa Rica’s RECOPE to start selling E8 blends

Costa Rica’s RECOPE to start selling E8 blends

April 4, 2019 |

In Costa Rica, as a contribution to the process of decarbonization of the economy, at the end of May RECOPE will make available to the market a new gasoline that initially will contain 8% ethanol in its formulation, although the standard allows adding between 5% and 10%; In this way, an oxygenating agent is added […]

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Belgium approves E8 for Jan. 1, 2017

Belgium approves E8 for Jan. 1, 2017

February 9, 2016 |

In Belgium, the government has approved the increase of ethanol blending to 8% from the current 4.5% with the mandate coming into force on Jan. 1, 2017. The mandate is expected to rise again to 10% by 2020 in compliance with the European Renewable Energy Directive. As the blending is only in the 95 octane […]

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