Volume 6, Issue 4
Published: May 7, 2012
Millbrook and CONCAWE open the door to 10% ethanol blends

L ast year CONCAWE, the oil companies’ European research association, based in Brussels, Belgium, began a one-year passenger car test programme on 10% ethanolpetrol blends in order to test their viability and enable the organisation to offer informed guidance to its members.

 

CONCAWE includes 41 member companies, representing most oil refiners operating in Europe. Research covers areas such as fuel quality and emissions, air and water quality, as well as health and safety.

 

In 2011 it selected Millbrook Proving Ground, an independent transport and testing facility, as its partner for this study, which was designed to test the effect of ethanol-petrol blends on the regulated emissions and driving performance of modern European passenger cars.

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