01 August 2006 16:08 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Statoil will add 5% of rape methyl ester (rapeseed oil) to all diesel sold at the group’s service stations in Sweden from this autumn, the Norway-based company said on Tuesday.
The additional rapeseed oil will replace 46 million litres of diesel per year, reducing carbon emissions by 115,000 tonnes.
“The low rapeseed oil fuel mixture is the most effective way of increasing the use of renewable fuels while at the same time reducing carbon emissions,” said Statoil product quality manager Bjarne Lindberg.
The reduced-emissions diesel - marketed under the name of Biodiesel 5 - will replace standard diesel sold at Statoil's Swedish service stations and truck diesel facilities during the autumn.
The company operates 1,400 service stations across Scandinavia, with a market share of 22%.
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