Green Fuel is the first large-scale ethanol producing factory in Africa. Based in Zimbabwe, it produces anhydrous ethanol from sugarcane to supply the country with a clean, efficient, and renewable fuel source.
Ethanol blend fuel is safe and suitable for all petrol vehicles, its high octane means high performance fuel. It is environmentally friendly as it reduces carbon emissions.
Ethanol fuel blends are cheaper than 100% petrol, and savings are also achieved through various other factors, such as importation costs, and carbon taxes. In ethanol, only the proportion of petrol in the blend is affected by the major price variations for raw oil. Ethanol has lower energy content than petrol and a lower price on higher blends such as E85 will compensate for this.
When added to petrol, ethanol is a key factor to keep fuel prices competitive and more affordable. Recent studies have shown that if ethanol were entirely removed from the fuel supply, gasoline prices would rise by 15-30% at the pump. Used as an additive, ethanol is not only an effective fuel extender which makes gasoline supplies last longer, but also an octane booster.
Most modern cars have no problem using ethanol blends without conversion kits, and can handle up to a 20% ethanol blend. There have been many research and testing reports published on this subject, and all of them have conclusively confirmed that there are no disadvantages.
Ethanol will not damage your vehicle. Ethanol blended fuel ensures that your fuel system is clean for optimal performance, as it does not leave sticky deposits or residue. Petrol generally results in greater deposits through the fuel system.
Anhydrous ethanol, produced by Green Fuel, can be considered new generation ethanol. With a water content of less than 0.04%, there is no damage and vehicle performance will, in fact, be greatly enhanced as ethanol has a higher octane rating.
Green Fuel invests in the latest technologies to ensure that sustainable practices are used in the cultivation of sugar cane and associated products such as ethanol and electricity generation.
Green Fuel harvests and transports about 4,000 tons of sugarcane per day.
Ethanol blends are sold at all service stations in Zimbabwe.