While biodiesel has to be imported to Austria, bioethanol E10 and for
this country can be produced sufficiently.
Already been fossil fuel in Austria biological components were mixed.
Diesel will be added around seven percent biodiesel (eg rapeseed),
gasoline about five percent ethanol (alcohol) made from corn, wheat
or sugar beet.
While biodiesel has to be imported to Austria, bioethanol E10 and
for this country can be produced sufficiently. Due to the high
commodity prices, ethanol producers but are also Agrana imported wheat
and corn from Eastern Europe.
According to Ministry of Agriculture to bio-fuel production
currently 85,000 hectares of arable land are used, however, would be
180,000 tonnes resulting protein feed as a byproduct and thus replace
soybean imports (65,000 hectares). The required net 20,000 hectares
correspond to 1.5 percent of arable land and home are much less than
that of the EU's planned set-aside of seven percent.
The Association of the petroleum industry estimates that the
increase in higher product costs from E5 to E10 at least 55 million €.
Not included are costs for new infrastructure. To avoid jeopardizing
namely older engines do not need gas stations carry a "protected
places". The fear: running out of regular gasoline, gas stations carry
only the more expensive Super Plus.