Target set for use of ethanol in gasoline
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.