The UK government announced plans to make E10 petrol – which contains up to 10 per cent ethanol – the standard grade of unleaded in 2021. The Department for Transport (DfT) launched a consultation in March 2020 into making E10 the new standard, and wants E5 (the current standard, with up to five per cent ethanol) to be available only as super-unleaded.
James Cogan, Industry & Policy Advisor for Ethanol Europe has an obvious interest in this move and has indicated that it is only a matter of time before Ireland follows. James said, “E10 was approved in the USA for all cars 40 years ago and has been the only standard on offer there for nearly 20 years, while a dozen EU countries now have E10 as the market leading blend”.
IPRA is asking Members for their views on the introduction of E10. To help you, please review the helpful guide from James HERE.
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