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In Britain, gasoline blended with biofuel

April 16 2008
03:25

Fuel which is sold at gas stations in the UK will be required to contain at least 2.5% biofuel. This should in no way affect the operation of the vehicle.

Fuel which is sold at gas stations in the UK will be required to contain at least 2.5% biofuel. This should in no way affect the operation of the vehicle.

Fuel derived from sugar cane or corn, to be added to regular gasoline or diesel fuel.

It is expected that by 2010 this proportion will rise to 5%.

Innovations designed to reduce the negative effects of transport on the environment, does not have an impact on vehicle performance.

By some accounts, transport costs account for about a quarter of all greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere of Britain.

But opponents of this idea argue that the negative effects of biofuels outweigh the benefits, received from him.

In particular, representatives of the charity Oxfam argue that in some places for planting crops for the subsequent production of biofuels are being evicted millions of indigenous people. Well and Greenpeace say that under the arable land in some countries cut down rain forests.

However, ministry spokesman on transport issues, Jim Fitzpatrick believes that biofuels will prevent the emission into the atmosphere millions of tons of carbon dioxide.

According to a member of Friends of the Earth's Tony Bosworth, a more effective way to combat global warming would create a more efficient public transport system and the introduction of mandatory restrictions on emissions of cars of hazardous substances, reports BBC.
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