“the key to the worlds energy crisis lies in clean sustainable sources”
What Are Bio fuels? Bio fuels are produced from sustainable and natural crops - eg: sugar cane , sorghum and soya beans. Through the fermentation of these products at a distillery level they are converted from a raw product into an alcohol/bio diesel which after refining can be supplemented to our "existing" fuel in various combinations. The bonus of using these bio fuels allows us to rely less on fossil fuels and more on cleaner sustainable energy. Bio ethanol is produced from many crops around the world - in South Africa the two main crops will be sugar cane and surghum. Bio diesel is produced through the use of soya beans. Both are considered to be "green" fuels as they are grown from sustainable crops. Bio fuels reduce a countries overall carbon footprint and help to create many long term jobs and partnerships with farmers, refineries and consumers.Our dependancy on fossil fuels is known all around the globe, it is only the more recent times that we have started to pay attention to where the future is headed. The oil reserves are rapidly depleting and with it the cost of fuel is on the increase. An alternative product is needed - Fast!. Bio Fuels wich includes both bio diesel and bio ethanol is where the future is headed. All around the globe many differant countries have already implemented and established these "bio" projects on a national level. Brazil is one of the pioneers in terms of bio ethanol introduction into their existing retail fuel market, they run anywhere from e10 (10% bio ethanol) to e100 (100% bio ethanol).Many other countries have followed suit - South Africa is also getting onboard and by 01 October 2015 the mandatory blending of bio fuels into our existing fuel will be implemented.
South Africa has yet to implement any bio fuels into the existing fuel, however the deadline for mandatory bio fuel blending is rapidly approaching. With the deadline approaching there has been great movement in the implementation of bio fuel regulations. E10 petroleum has been envolved along with other key players in the implementation process. Being one of only four licensed manufacturers of Bio Ethanol, e10 stands in a very favourable position. Having been discussed at a governmental level it is highly unlikely that any more manufacturing licenses will be issued before/and even after the regualtory date (01 October 2015).The current regualtions state that a 2% ethanol percentage will be supplemented to fuel in South Africa initially. To put that into perspective there is around the 13bn litres of fuel sold annually, and while 2% may seem minimal at first it is merely a start. E10 petroleum will be heavily envolved in the process of acheiving this 2% goal on a national level.
When we consider the future there are so many positive effects on moving towards bio fuels that it is only a matter of time that we move from an initial 2% upwards towards e100 bio ethanol. The same can be said for bio diesel and its initial introduction percentages. (B2 to B100) E10's future is bright - our aim is to establish these bio fuel processing plants and distilleries so that South Africa as a whole can benefiet from a greener sustainable fuel. There is no telling how quickly the future of our fuel industry is going to move, in terms of how much bio ethanol will be introduced after the 2%, but one thing is certain - e10 Petroleum will be there all along the way.The future starts now - with e10!
"2% national ethanol penetration doesn't sound like much until you realise 13 billion litres of fuel gets sold in SA each year"
"the future starts now with e10!"