To decarbonise New Zealand transport, a range of options will need to be explored. In addition to fuel switching, these include improving fuel efficiency for heavy transport, behavioural changes that will affect fuel demand for light vehicles, and an optimised transport system.
However, given the magnitude of the task, the transition to alternative transport fuels will be key.
While petrol and diesel are expected to be around for some time to come, oil companies are mobilising and New Zealand has enacted the Zero Carbon Act, which sets an ambitious target for 2050.
Although we are not aware of any filling stations supplying e85 in New Zealand, it is possible to buy e85 or e100 in bulk available in 20-litre drums and in 210 and 250-litre jerrycans.
Officials at the Department of Enterprise and Innovation have just completed consultation on a sustainable biofuels mandate to gradually blend more biofuels into our oil. These three were among those who submitted their proposals, and agreed to provide copies of them to Newsroom Pro. The message from the producers is clear: if the government is serious about decarbonising planes, trains, ships and heavy transport, it must support local production.
Map of ethanol filling stations in new-zealand
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e100 Race Fuel
484 Stanley road South
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