The official E10 petrol website was launched in May 2010 and has had over two million visitors and nearly 2.700.000 hits in total up to date. The website maintained by Motiva Oy contains information on E10 in Finnish, Swedish and English.
The newest statistics by Finnish Petroleum Federation indicate that of all petrol sold in 2012 in Finland, the 95 E10 petrol represented 55 per cent while the 98 E5 petrol represented 45 per cent. In 2011, their shares were 48 and 52 respectively. In Finland, the E10 petrol was introduced on January 1, 2011.
The 95 E10 gasoline is suitable for all new car models available in Finland since 2012, providing that the vehicle does not exceed octane 95. The octane data is marked in the car manual and at hand by the dealer representing the make.
11.1.2011 New 95 E10 petrol introduced in Finland
The new 95 octane E10 petrol has been introduced in Finland and is distributed by filling stations around the country. As soon as the distribution outlet fuel tanks become empty they are refilled with the new petrol. According to the Finnish Petroleum Federation, most of the distribution outlets in Finland are already distributing 95 E10.
At the start of 2011, the ethanol content of the 95 octane petrol, the best-selling petrol in Finland, will go up. The increase of the bio-portion in petrol is one of the measures aimed at combating climate change.
Combating against the climate change, Finland is determined to increase the share of biofuels in road transport in line with the EU resolutions. As from January 2011, the E10 petrol with up to 10 percent v/v ethanol will be the standard petrol quality in Finland provided that the necessary law reforms are finalized in time.