Fuelling a greener future: U.K. approves rollout of E10 petrol-ethanol blend


E10, a petrol grade containing up to 10% renewable ethanol, will be available at petrol stations in the U.K. starting in September, the Department for Transport announced.

The move is part of a broader U.K. plan for decarbonisation, as E10 use will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from petrol cars on the road today and for the coming years. The Department for Transport said use of the greener fuel grade could cut transport emissions equivalent to 350,000 fewer cars on the U.K. roads.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, "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."

E10 is currently available in 14 EU Member States. For more information about production, sustainability and compatibility of E10, visit To find out how much emissions could be reduced in countries across Europe, try the CO2 calculator.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This