20 April 2011 – From Celsias: In September last year Gull New Zealand announced the introduction of its B5 blended biodiesel at its public service stations. That particular fuel consisted of a 5 per cent biodiesel and 95 per cent ordinary diesel blend.
Now Gull has upped the fuel anti with the introduction of a fuel blend it says, based on calculations by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 to 40 per cent when compared to ordinary fuel—something Gull’s general manager Dave Bodger says will go some lengths towards meeting the government’s recently announced (though controversial) target of a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. The fuel is called Gull Force Pro (E85) and is made up of 85 per cent bioethanol and 15 per cent petrol.
Bodger says Gull had taken care to source the bioethanol from sustainable sources, representing a real cut in greenhouse emissions. Read the whole story