What is ethanol made from?
Ethanol is made from crops such as sugar cane or wheat.
How much ethanol is in Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded?
Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded contains up to 10% ethanol, which complies with the limit set under the Australian Government's national fuel standards.
Why should I use Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded?
Two important challenges facing Australia are climate change from the use of fossil fuels and security of our fuel supplies. Using Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded helps because it contains ethanol, a renewable non-fossil fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.
How does ethanol-enhanced fuel help lower greenhouse gas emissions?
The burning of fuel in engines creates carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. However, when the ethanol component of Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded is burned, the carbon dioxide it releases into the atmosphere is actually used by plants to grow, including the crops that can be used to create yet more ethanol. This 'cycling' of carbon reduces the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The amount of greenhouse benefit varies depending on ethanol plant design and the crops used.
Can I use Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded in my car?
Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded is suitable for use in most new and many older cars, utes and vans without affecting your manufacturer's warranty. Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded should not be used in marine craft, ultralight aircraft or other equipment without first consulting the manufacturer. If you are unsure whether your vehicle is suitable to run on an ethanol blend petrol of up to 10%, please click here to consult the list of vehicle model suitability for E10 use located on the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) website, or contact the manufacturer.
Can I mix Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded with ULP when I fill up?
There is no problem mixing Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded with Caltex's regular unleaded fuel. However, if it is mixed with Vortex 95 or Vortex 98, Caltex's premium unleaded fuels, the mixture will not have the same high quality as Vortex 95 or Vortex 98 alone.
How will Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded affect fuel economy?
This will vary from vehicle to vehicle but any effects in day-to-day driving are likely to be small. We suggest you try Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded and if you are unsatisfied with the effect on fuel economy, switch to another Caltex fuel. However, there are good reasons for choosing Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded today, as motorists choosing the product are making a contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Does Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded burn cleaner? Does it produce more power? Does it reduce air pollution?
Detailed answers to these and other questions about new Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded can be found at www.caltex.com.au
Is there a Caltex Bio E10 Unleaded service line?
Yes, simply call 1300 784 009.