E10 Petrol.

This 'save the planet' Fuel came onto our forecourts today. Not compatible with older vehicles and any sort of Strimmer/ chainsaw/ Ride-on/Quad or anything that is an older model. E5, the old stuff will still be available for a while in some areas. No information on the Gov page. Going to email Carrie to find out what it's likely to f**k up.
 

TheTallGuy

Member
Location
Cambridgeshire
This 'save the planet' Fuel came onto our forecourts today. Not compatible with older vehicles and any sort of Strimmer/ chainsaw/ Ride-on/Quad or anything that is an older model. E5, the old stuff will still be available for a while in some areas. No information on the Gov page. Going to email Carrie to find out what it's likely to f**k up.
The premium higher octane fuels will be remaining as E5 & compatible with older engines - sodding daft game putting premium in the Chinese pressure washer!
 
 
The premium higher octane fuels will be remaining as E5 & compatible with older engines - sodding daft game putting premium in the Chinese pressure washer!
Premium has no ethanol as far as I know. Therefore use it 50 50 with E10 (%) and end up with E5 (%). All honda quads post 2006 capable of using E10 which is similar to what is in Japan. High performance engines will use premium no problem but I would be worried about others running too hot so will go 50 50 with my 65 merc.
 

TheTallGuy

Member
Location
Cambridgeshire
Premium has no ethanol as far as I know. Therefore use it 50 50 with E10 (%) and end up with E5 (%). All honda quads post 2006 capable of using E10 which is similar to what is in Japan. High performance engines will use premium no problem but I would be worried about others running too hot so will go 50 50 with my 65 merc.
Premium can be "up to 5% ethanol" & whilst it generally doesn't contain added ethanol, some brands may have it in some areas. For instance, Esso in the southwest will have added ethanol for supply reasons.
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Esso in the Southeast (Suffolk) still have no or very little ethanol. My step father is planning to run his 1950's Norton on it. He isnt worried about it going off in the jerry can.
 

Muck Spreader

Member
Location
Limousin
1630780512003.png
 

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
Well I check oil occasionally.... can I use E10 in a 3 year old Stihl chainsaw and a much older strimmer and lawnmowers or do I have to run them on super? :scratchhead:
My husky dealer said you can run E10 in 2 strokes but it will need ethanol shield adding and leave the tank empty if its not going to get used and also ,,no point mixing up too much as its only got a 4 week life span except nobody knows how old it is before you get it .
 

Swarfmonkey

Member
Location
Hampshire
Ethanol is incredibly hygroscopic, so if you're not going to be using a bit of kit for a while drain the tank down. Something else to note is that the higher the proportion of ethanol in the mix, the more your fuel consumption is going to increase. You're looking at between 3-5% decrease in MPG with E10. Could be worse though, could be E85 as found in some places in the US. That stuff will decrease your MPG by 25%.
 

Swarfmonkey

Member
Location
Hampshire
Best off draining it. Due to it's hygroscopic nature the growth rate for MBC in blended fuels is staggering.

If you like cars running a lot of boost, E10 does offer some advantages over regular petrol...
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

  • 103
  • 0
Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

Webp.net-resizeimage-3.jpg


In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
Top