A total of about 1.18 million tonnes of bioethanol have been consumed in Germany in 2016, a slight increase of 0.2% compared to 2015, the German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) said earlier this month.
While the Super (E5) fuel reached a market share of 82.8%, up from 82% in 2015, the share of the Super E10 contracted to 12.6% from 13.6%. Super Plus (E5) has a market share of 4.6%.
BDBe said that the decline in sales of Super E10 has been compensated for by an increased use of bioethanol as part of the ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) gasoline additive.
Germany’s ethanol consumption in 2016 has reduced carbon dioxide emissions from petrol by 1.9 million tonnes, according to the announcement.
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Germany’s bioethanol use rises slightly in 2016