RACQ hopes proposal will fuel ethanol discussion

RACQ has welcomed the release of the State Government's discussion paper to plan for the future of Queensland's biofuel industry.

RACQ public policy executive manager Michael Roth said the government's proposal for a phase-in of ethanol-blended fuel with a two per cent mandate would be supported by the state's peak motoring body.

"Motorists have become more comfortable in recent years with using ethanol-blended fuels, with E10 widely available in south-east Queensland," Mr Roth said.

"We think it's now time for further discussion on an ethanol mandate, and the two percent mandate proposed in the discussion paper is a good benchmark, which will roughly double current sales of ethanol.

"However it's critical that Queensland motorists are still able to choose their preferred fuel at the bowser and a two per cent mandate ensures regular unleaded will remain available across Queensland."



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