Germany may drop biofuel boost

Feb 25, 2008

Germany may drop plans to double the amount of biofuels in gasoline after warnings that more than a million cars aren't biofuel compatible.

The German automobile association ADAC has warned that up to 1.5 million drivers will be unable to use the ethanol-richer gasoline, Deutsche Welle said Friday. The newspaper said the plan to increase biofuels from 5 percent to 10 percent was based on statistics that estimated 375,000 car owners would be adversely affected.

Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Friday the 10 percent blending rate would be dropped if ADAC's statistics are found to be correct.

Peter Meyer, the head of ADAC, said the group is also opposed to the planned introduction of E10 gasoline blended with 10 percent ethanol due to overall ecological and social costs.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Explore further: Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instead

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

World's wildlife critical to the economies of nations

46 minutes ago

Wildlife is critical to the economies of nations. New Zealand's wildlife – whales, dolphins, red deer, thar, albatross, kiwi, tuatara, fish and kauri – attract tourists. And the tourists who come to see ...

Road safety through snowflake imaging

46 minutes ago

The technology behind the camera that revealed the intricate, imperfect beauty of snowflakes can now expose their potential danger.

Modern methods lead the way toward a rhino rebound

56 minutes ago

Cutting-edge technology and techniques have become essential tools in the effort to save rhinos. Micro chips, translocation and consumer campaigns are helping shift the balance against record-setting poaching ...

Recommended for you

Why your laptop battery won't kill you

Mar 03, 2015

News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

New incubator network to help clean-energy entrepreneurs

Mar 03, 2015

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.