Bio-fuel can now be used in standard petrol vehicles
Drivers of standard petrol powered vehicles can use a bio-fuel without risk to the car manufacturer’s warranty. We call the fuel Unleaded E5 and we've introduced it at over 100 Maxol service stations in the Republic of Ireland.
Reducing our Carbon Footprint - Pictured is Tom Noonan, Chief Executive, The Maxol Group with help from Scott and Victoria Nolan and Jake Brodeur.
Maxol has replaced its regular unleaded petrol with its new Unleaded E5 fuel - a blend of petrol and up to 5% bio-ethanol which retails at the same price as standard unleaded petrol. The bio-ethanol fuel in E5 is 100% organic.
The rollout of the E5 environmentally friendlier fuel was another first for Maxol in the Irish fuels. We introduced it as part of our commitment to helping the Irish Government meet bio fuel consumption targets set out in EU Directives. These targets require bio fuels to account for 5.75% by 2010 and 20% by 2020.
Tom Noonan Chief Executive of the Maxol Group said: “This move towards ethanol use helps Ireland to meet EU targets. It is a win for consumers who benefit from lower emission fuel at no extra cost, a win for agriculture which can now develop interests in ethanol production and a win for the economy in that it could potentially reduce our imports.
Although 5% may seem at first to be a small percentage, when applied to every litre of petrol that Maxol sells through our service stations in the Republic of Ireland, this adds up to a very significant amount of locally produced, renewable and carbon neutral fuel. Renewable fuels are an essential part of our future and our children's future and Maxol is keen to develop initiatives in this area to help our environment. While this is simply another relatively modest step along the path towards fossil fuel substitution, I can envisage a time in the not-too-distant future when the only fuels from Maxol service stations will be bio-fuels.".
Further information on E5 is available on the following pages: