Biofuel

Petrol Pumps

From September all pumps will have to state the biofuel and ethanol content of the fuel being sold, this is an EU directive but also being adopted here in the UK.

Last year the Department of Transport requested a study on if E10 petrol should be available in the UK , E10 petrol has been shown to reduce CO2 emissions by 2% compared to the E5 currently available , however not all cars will be compatible with the higher ethanol fuel.

In addition to this  it will be mandatory to show the biofuel content of diesel , diesel is made of 7% thus will be labelled as B7 .

Biofuels are generally made up of a mix of plant , oil or animal fat , with biodiesel being made up of oilseed rape , sugar been and wheat.