Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.

  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

If you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the Platts Market Center to reset your password.

In this list

UK launch of E10 won't be until 2021: government official

Electricity | Energy | Electric Power | Emissions | Renewables

Global Energy Transition: What are the key drivers and hindrances?


Platts Agriculture Alert

Commodities | Agriculture | Biofuels | Sugar

Miami Sugar Conference, 6th Annual

Agriculture | Biofuels

Sunoil buys scandal-hit Dutch Kampen biodiesel plant

UK launch of E10 won't be until 2021: government official

London — The UK government will not be rolling out use of E10 gasoline before 2021, a representative of the Department for Transport told the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Quarterly Stakeholder Workshop in London Thursday.

Not registered?

Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.

Register Now

The introduction of the fuel - in which ethanol makes up 10% of the gasoline blend - in the UK has been long awaited by European ethanol producers as it would significantly boost demand for the biofuel.

As a result, speculation had been rife and hopes were raised when the DfT launched a public consultation in July 2018, seeking feedback on an E10 introduction.

Current gasoline blends sold in the UK contain no more than 5% of ethanol and an E10 rollout would have to take into consideration fuel compatibility with older vehicles.

Blending up to 10%, however, could help deliver the UK's RFTO target of 9.75% by 2020.

Recent UK ethanol plant closures following challenging market conditions, were announced with producers referencing UK policy ambiguity as an additional factor weighing on their business and calling for an E10 rollout in the UK.

Amid Brexit turmoil, however, E10 is not at the forefront of the UK government's agenda.

DfT representative Tim Simon said companies can take the lead themselves, but any government-led action will take around two years before any policy is pushed through.

An E10 rollout is also currently under discussion in the Netherlands and is subject to a parliamentary decision, but expectations are that it will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2019.

-- Chrysa Glystra,

-- Huw Shortland,

-- Edited by Keiron Greenhalgh,