Tar­get set for use of ethanol in ga­so­line

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China has for the first time set a tar­geted time­line for the use of ethanol in ga­so­line na­tion­wide for cars to help clean up pol­lu­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to a plan jointly re­leased by the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion, the Na­tional En­ergy Ad­min­is­tra­tion, and the Min­istry of Fi­nance, the coun­try will im­ple­ment na­tion-wide use of ethanol-added ga­so­line by 2020, while tar­get­ing large-scale pro­duc­tion of cel­lu­lose ethanol and ad­vanced bio­fuel tech­nolo­gies by 2025.

It’s the first time the gov­ern­ment has set a time­line for pro­mot­ing the bio­fuel, known as E10, re­fer­ring to ga­so­line with an ethanol con­tent of 10 per­cent.

“The main ad­van­tage of ethanol fuel is that it is low car­bon and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, which is widely used in the United States and Spain”, said Zhou Dadi, for­mer di­rec­tor of the en­ergy re­search in­sti­tute of the NDRC.

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