Belgium switches to E10

91Net is Belgium and in France the familiar 95 euros replaced by E10. That means, in particular, drivers of older cars must be careful at the pump.

The measure will be introduced on January 1, making it no longer possible to refuel 'normal' Euro 95 after that date. In which fuel is standard 5 percent ethanol, E10 is - the name says it all - 10 percent. In France, regular Euro 95 years not to get more and Germany has largely switched to E10, although finding 'E5' there is still to do.

The decision by Belgium betekten that drivers of older cars must be careful, because E10 can damage rubber hoses and gaskets in those cases. Who wants to know if his car is suitable can check Turns out this is not the case, then it is advisable to give way to more expensive "premium fuels, which often have an octane rating of 98 out.

According to the Gazet van Antwerpen E10 fuel will be about one to three cents more expensive than the Belgians are accustomed. In the Netherlands, E10 is available under the heading "BlueOne95 'and in that case is cheaper than Euro 95 correct (at least) the share of the fuel market, however, is minimal: BlueOne95 is available at only 200 gas stations in the country According to Paul Selms United Consumers is a government measure as the only way in Belgium to achieve the large-scale importation of E10: "Oil companies are not waiting for additional fuels or large, expensive changes as long as the market did not ask for." The fact that the lower tax on E10 is now no longer apply, probably under pressure from the fuel lobby, confirms this assertion.

In Belgium the introduction of E10 bears the standard gasoline with the objective to provide ten per cent renewable energy by 2020 in the transport sector.