EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS’ PLENARY VOTE ON THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE BRINGS A POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR HIGHER PERFORMING FUELS

Posted on 22.01.2018 in News
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS’ PLENARY VOTE ON THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE BRINGS A POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR HIGHER PERFORMING FUELS

On Wednesday, 17 January 2018, the European Parliament adopted a report on the Energy Efficiency Directive, including an amendment enabling higher performing fuels to be calculated towards the annual cumulative end-use energy savings. This amendment brings a needed recognition of the benefits of efficient and clean blending components of fuels in decarbonisation of transport, and helps Europe’s attempts to move towards low emission mobility.

Higher performing fuels used in transport offer benefit to the environment as they decrease air pollution and GHG emissions. They bring benefits for consumers as for example high octane fuel ethers improve fuel consumption and allow cars to run longer distances with the same amount of fuel. They also support the uptake of alternative powertrains by increasing the fuel efficiency and emission reduction potential of hybrid engines. These improvements make hybrid vehicles a more attractive choice and could boost consumer interest. Simply put, they represent a cost effective solution Europe cannot afford to miss.

For more information about high performing fuels, please consult EFOA brochure.

 

ABOUT FUEL ETHERS

Fuel ethers, including bio-MTBE, bio-ETBE, bio-TAME and bio-TAEE, are key components for the production of high octane fuels. They increase petrol’s performance, while reducing the emissions of air pollutants such as and CO2 across the life cycle.

 

ABOUT EFOA

Created in 1985, the European Fuel Oxygenates Association (EFOA), a sector group within Petrochemicals Europe at Cefic, represents the voice of European producers of blending components of petrol called fuel ethers. EFOA is recognised by the European institutions as a valuable stakeholder on fuel quality and automotive emission reduction issues. It actively promotes constructive co-operation with all stakeholders including regulators, industry, NGOs etc.

For more information visit our website www.efoa.eu.