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