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E10 and Biofuels

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E10 and the Biofuels Act

On April 1, 2013, the Department of Energy implemented the 10% requirement of ethanol in gasoline fuel, as mandated in the Biofuels Act of 2006. Here is a guide to understanding the law and its implications.

Why is there a Biofuels Act of 2006 (RA 9367)?

The Biofuels Act was passed in 2006 as a response to growing concern about the environment. As more people are now aware of the risks associated with hazardous pollutants, global warming, and environmental degradation, there’s an increased demand for renewable fuels as alternatives to conventional fossil fuels and as oxygenates. Thus the Biofuels Act, which was signed by then President Arroyo on January 12, 2007.

What does the Biofuels Act mean for oil companies?
What is ethanol?
Can ethanol be used as fuel for cars?
Can E10 unleaded be used in older cars?
What changes will happen in gasoline products?
What happened to ‘Unleaded’?
With the higher required octane ratings, does this mean prices will increase?