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Biofuel Push Has Unleashed Pollution Problem

THE BIORUE Biofuel is smuggling pollution into the environment PARADOX In an effort to be green, the UK Government and wider EU has unleashed a new, invisible pollution problem on fuel forecourts. Forecourt fuel separators prevent spilled fuel being washed away into the environment with rainwater. They were designed before biofuels and work by retaining floating fuel and allowing rainwater to pass through the collector and drain away. However, adding Ethanol to the fuel mix changes the chemistry. And with that change, Ethanol actually migrates into the rain water and takes harmful BTEX contaminants into the water, and out into the environment. How Biofuel helps pollution escape forecourts The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) mandate states that There are 500 million cars worldwide There are - by 2030 the number will rise to Biofuel spilled on 1,000,000,000 9,000 Contained Biofuel Forecourt 10% * Petrol Petrol When water is present, Ethanol migrates to the water and the dangerous ВТЕХ ВТЕХ This means pollution level will be more than double. UK fuel forecourts of the energy from transport fuels should come from renewable There are more than 28,000,000 1,500,000 sources (bio matter) by 2020 Tonnes of fuel output for petrol stations in the UK during 2013. litres of biofuel produced in the UK per year. contaminants follow CHEMICAL SEPARATION 15% 3/4 6 15% Traditional oil / water separation doesn't work effectively with Biofuels 13,000,000,000,000 more water is used a day than we were using 25 years ago. of English and Welsh rivers fail to of the total litres of H0 used every year meet the EU standard of length of our rivers are in the UK and most of this Ethanol healthy enough to support a vibrant water comes from our rivers. "good" quality. ВТЕХ • Water ecosystem. 100,000,000 100,000,000 BTEX released into the environment Mammals and more than 1,000,000 people are affected by pollution. seabirds are killed by pollution every year. LEARN MORE at: || || 0800 592 827 A A Ref:,,,,,,,

Biofuel Push Has Unleashed Pollution Problem

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With rising global pressure to increase our use of sustainable fuels, there’s a growing reliance on biofuels to help power our vehicles. EU legislation means that the mandated percentage of ethanol ...


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