Tuesday June 2, 2020

Motoring: Biofuel is a quick solution to the fossil-fuel problem

Converting to fully electric vehicles is expensive and will take time – but adding ethanol to petrol would be very quickly doable and require no habit changes

24th May, 2020
More biorefineries are being built to meet demand. Europe’s most modern is the Pannonia Bio plant in Hungary

The recent drop in demand and price for crude oil is likely to be short-lived, while the reduction in traffic caused by lockdown restrictions may not last if the Irish economy recovers fully.

If the country is serious about reducing carbon emissions in the transport sector we will need more radical action.

We know of the need to invest in public transport and cycling infrastructure. We are aware of the requirement to redesign streets to...

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