Ethanol E85 fuel quality and fuel quality information standards Australia 2000

Name of policy Ethanol E85 fuel quality and fuel quality information standards Australia 2000
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Australia
Region Oceania


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    Policy description "E85 is a fuel blend of 70–85 per cent ethanol with the remainder petrol. It may only be used in cars that have been specifically built or modified to use E85."

    "Following extensive consultation, the Australian Government has now made a fuel quality standard and fuel quality information (labelling) standard for E85 under the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (the Act) to allow for optimum vehicle and environmental performance of the fuel and labelling at the point of sale."

    "The new E85 standards are: - Fuel Standard (Ethanol E85) Determination 2012 – this standard specifies the physical and chemical parameters for E85, and testing methods to determine compliance with the standard. - Fuel Quality Information Standard (Ethanol E85) Determination 2012 – this standard sets out the labelling requirements for the sale of E85 fuel sold in Australia." (http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/fuel-quality/standards/ethanol-e85)

    Policy type
    • Renewables1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2000
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation
    High impact No
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://www.environment.gov.au/consultation/proposed-fuel-quality-standard-%E2%80%93-ethanol-e85-automotive-fuel
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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