Poland has become the latest EU member state to embrace the E10 petrol blend.

As of the beginning of 2024, motorists in Poland have the option to choose E10, a petrol blend containing up to 10% renewable ethanol, at petrol pumps across the country.

Poland's adoption of E10 means that 19 EU countries plus the UK, now use this fuel, which is compatible with nearly all petrol and hybrid cars currently on the road, the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE) has pointed out.

E10 has been gradually introduced across Europe since 2009. The other EU countries it is available in are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.

E10 is an environmentally preferable alternative to regular petrol. According to ePURE, renewable ethanol produced by its members led to a reduction of over 78% in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil petrol in 2022.