Super E10 hits fuel pumps in Germany

Starting January 1, 2011, German drivers were presented with the option to fuel up their vehicles with Super E10, a biofuel with 10 percent ethanol. Previously, German gas stations had only offered fuel with up to five percent ethanol content. The addition of Super E10 is part of nation's long-term plan to incrementally decrease its greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim of achieving an 80 percent reduction by 2050.
Even though the nation's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) estimates that 90 percent of the vehicles operating on German roads are E10-compatible, many drivers have voiced a concern over the potential damage that might be caused by running a higher ethanol content fuel (sound familiar?). Fortunately, the German government will allow the use of E5 in any vehicle until that fuel is phased out in 2013.

Beginning on the first of the year, Super E10 will become available at the more than 14,000 service stations throughout Germany.

[Source: Deutsche Welle]

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