A shift from the existing grade (E5) to E10 would see the percentage proportion of bioethanol doubled to levels currently implemented in countries such as Belgium, Finland, France and Germany.

According to the Department for Transport, the move could cut CO2 transport emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year and forms part of the government’s focus on reducing CO2 emissions whilst we await electric cars entering the mainstream.

Other potential measures to help to reduce CO2 emissions include increasing the use of greener transport. Recent statistics from BikeLife (part of Sustrans) revealed that 77% of people believe that more cycle paths alongside roads, physically separated from traffic and pedestrians, would be useful to help them cycle more.

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