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More ethanol equals improved air quality and reduced oil dependency

30 August, 2017

A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced emissions of dangerous pollutants and improvements in car engine performance. Carried out by the ICF for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate, the study looked at the impact of higher levels of bio-components in transport fuels. It was discovered that increasing the amount of ethanol in petrol blends – for example from 5% to 10% or 20%, would have a positive effect on vehicle emissions and air quality as well as cut reliance on fossil petroleum products.