Sugar in your fuel tank for UK by 2021: Soon drivers are going to be ready to fill their fuel tanks with a fresh greener blend of fuel oil at petrol stations as of September within the UK.

E10 which is the name of the new fuel, is going to be a mix of petrol and ethanol made up of materials including low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood.

Normal current petrol blends have no more than 5% ethanol however E10, will contain 10% of ethanol.

Equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road or every car in North Yorkshire, E10 is expected to chop the CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per annum.

This is expected to increase jobs within the North East and secure up to 100 jobs with the rise of production at existing biofuel plants and the reopening of AB Sugar’s Vivergo plant.

E10 will strengthen the ambition to succeed in reaching net zero by 2050, the govt expects.

“We are going further and faster than ever to cut emissions from our roads, cleaning up our air as we accelerate towards a zero-emission transport future.” Stated Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

“Although more and more motorists are driving electric vehicles, there are steps we can take to reduce emissions from the millions of vehicles already on our roads – the small switch to E10 petrol will help drivers across the country reduce the environmental impact of every journey, as we build back greener.”

“The downstream oil sector is clear on the need for action on climate change and supports this step towards a higher uptake of low carbon fuels.” added UK Petroleum Industry Association Director-General Stephen Marcos Jones

“UKPIA has been calling for a mandated introduction to E10 since 2018 and we are pleased the government has made this announcement today.”

“With E10 grade fuel to power cars in the UK from September 2021, carbon emissions should continue to reduce in the transport sector, an important means for meeting the Net-Zero commitment.”

“With the right policies, the UK could become a trailblazer in the development of low carbon liquid fuels and electric vehicle technologies, as well as maintaining its leading role as a hub for sustainable aviation fuels.”

Sugar in your fuel tank for UK by 2021

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