Gull Force 10

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Gull Force 10 is a brand of E10, 98 octane fuel marketed by Gull Petroleum in New Zealand, consisting of 10% bioethanol and 90% gasoline. The fuel was the first biofuel product to go on sale in the country, and was launched by Prime Minister Helen Clark on August 1, 2007.[1]

The bioethanol is produced by Fonterra from the fermentation of whey, a by-product of New Zealand's large dairy industry. Trials of the fuel have been taking place in New Zealand since 2004,[2] although other countries have been using similar fuels for many years.[3] Under the government's Biofuels Sales Obligation, announced on February 13, 2007, oil companies must sell 3.4% biofuels (by energy content) by 2012.[4] This requirement was rescinded by the National-led government.

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  1. ^ Gull first to launch biofuel to Kiwi motorists, Gull Petroleum, published 2007-08-01, accessed 2007-08-03
  2. ^ Fonterra Explores Alternative Fuel, Scoop, published 2004-09-03, accessed 2007-08-03
  3. ^ An old fuel for the future: bio-ethanol offers a way forward, The Guardian, published 2007-03-31, accessed 2007-08-03
  4. ^ On the road with biofuels, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, published April 2007, accessed 2007-08-03

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