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Worldwide Fuel Charter 2012The Worldwide Fuel Charter provides fuel quality recommendations published by the members of the Worldwide Fuel Charter Committee as a service to worldwide legislators, fuel users and producers. Stakeholders have been invited to make comments on this document by 28 February. The WWFC committee will now review all comments at its next meeting in mid-March and the final version will be available as of late March 2013. Please click here to access the Worldwide Fuel Charter 2012.
ACEA European Oil Sequences 2012clicking here
Vehicle compatibility with new fuel standard E10 for petrol
From 1st January 2011, the requirements of the Fuel Quality Directive (Directive 2009/30/EC) will apply through its transposition into the laws of the 27 member states of the EU (and certain other countries that apply EU law). Amongst other things, vehicle drivers will face new fuels at the pump. In particular, the main grade of unleaded petrol at the pump will change to one that contains up to 10% ethanol (or a mixture of limited 'oxygenates' up to an equivalent 10% limit) and diesel will change to one that contains up to 7% FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester).
Biofuel guidelines by vehicle and engine manufacturers
Global automobile and engine producers developed recommendations for ethanol and biodiesel when blended with gasoline and diesel fuel. Fuel quality experts from Europe (ACEA), the US and Japan joined in producing the Biofuel Guidelines.
What will the fuel of the future be?
Biofuels are essential in overall approach to reduce CO2 emissions
ACEA biofuel statement
Biofuels are foreseen to be a necessary part of the EU's renewable energy strategy that is presently being debated in Brussels as a means to reduce CO2 emissions and ease concerns on security of supply.
Can electricity or electrical energy be considered a fuel?
Is the diesel of today a 'clean' fuel?
Diesel market highly developed in Europe
Fuel quality is extremely important
Fuels should be ‘fit for purpose’
Cars and trucks are innovative and complex products and they need market fuels that are ‘fit for purpose’; fuels that provide the desired performance, help reduce emissions (tailpipe gaseous and particle emissions and evaporative emission from the fuelling system), help keep engines running cleanly, are not apt to degrade in performance or quality, are available at all filling stations across the EU (and further a field), are properly labeled at the pump and meet a common fuel standard. The global auto manufacturers help define and further develop these and other conditions, as is reflected in the Worldwide Fuel Charter.
Market & Economy
- Diesel Emissions Conference, & Adblue Forum 2013 Europe, 18-20 June 2013. ACEA members get a 20% discount on the registration fee.
Recent and Past Events
- ACEA Annual Transport Policy Event 2012: How Can Policy Reflect Changing Transport Demands? 6 December 2012,Brussels. Click here for more...
- Our Future Mobility Now "Innovation for Europe, Skills for the Future" Roundtable 10 October 2012. Click here for more...