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Environmental Benefits

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Ethanol
It is a renewable resource derived from crops like grain or in Wilmar BioEthanol’s case sugarcane.

  •     Wilmar BioEthanol produces less than half the CO2 emissions of petrol.
  •     A renewable environmentally, friendly fuel source
  •     The major widely used alternative fuel in the world
  •     It is sourced from natural products like annual sugarcane crops
  •     If Australia adopted E10 blended fuel nationwide, this would lead to over 3 million tonnes of CO2 abatement per year.
  •     Ethanol blended fuels represent 3.5% of the world gasoline market.
  •     Ethanol blended fuels are widely used in countries like the United States and Brazil
  •     In Brazil, it represents up to 41% of the local fuel market
  •     V8 Supercars have been running on ethanol blended fuels since 2007
  •     A FFV such as the SAAB 9-3 running on E85 (sugar based) can have lower CO2 emissions than a hybrid such as the Toyota Prius.


The chart below represents the comparison of carbon emissions for various car models.
 

 Theoretical CO2 emissions using sugar based ethanol

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