SAAEA 11 September 2012.
SOUTH Africa has introduced mandatory blending regulations in a move that would see all motorists in that country using fuel with up to 10 percent content of ethanol. By introducing mandatory blending, South Africa joins a number of countries – Brazil, China, Canada and India, among others – that have already introduced that law.
Zimbabwean motorists and those in other neighbouring countries travelling to South Africa would not be spared from using the blended fuel.
In a Regulation Gazette dated August 23, 2012, Number 9808, the South African Energy Department said: “These regulations regulate the mandatory blending of bioethanol or biodiesel with petroleum petrol or petroleum diesel, respectively, to produce a biofuel blend that may be sold in the republic.”…