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Biofuels Campaign Revs Up Driver Education

Posted Mark Sutton Industry News

Much has been discussed about the supply side of biofuels, but with the introduction of a biofuels mandate on January 2, 2017 there is a real need to educate the public.

That’s why the Queensland Government education campaign, recently launched in Brisbane is a key piece in driving demand for a sustainable fuel.

Many motorists are unclear whether they can use E10 even though it is compatible with the vast majority of vehicles.

It is great to see one of Australian motorsport’s leading touring car drivers, Mark Winterbottom as the face of the new campaign.

As a Supercars champion and Bathurst 1000 winner, Mark is very familiar with the cleaner burning fuel and its widespread use across the motor racing industry.

The introduction of a biofuels mandate by Queensland was a major step forward for the industry and a boost to the agricultural sector and regional jobs.

As Biofuels Minister, Mark Bailey pointed out at the launch, the biofuels industry is high tech and will encourage innovation and investment, protect agriculture and support knowledge-based jobs for the future.

The Government’s 12 months’ campaign will focus on the benefits of switching to the sustainable E10 fuel and make it easy for motorists to check the compatibility of the fuel with their vehicles.

Motorists may be surprised to learn that not only are many of today’s cars are compatible with the fuel, the engines are designed and built to run more cleanly on the blended fuel.

This can be done either by smart phone or by going online to the E10 OK website, where they can check either by registration number or make and model of their car.”

The vehicle compatibility checker can be found at www.qld.gov.au/e10ok