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Where are biofuels available?

Some New Zealand drivers are able to use biofuel blends as an alternative to ordinary petrol and diesel to power their vehicles.

Bioethanol-blended petrol first became available in New Zealand in August 2007. It is now available in many parts of the North Island.

Like petrol and diesel, any biofuel available for retail sale must meet New Zealand fuel specifications so you can be confident about its quality.

Where are biofuel blends available?

A number of organisations are currently retailing biofuel blends in New Zealand, including Gull and Mobil.

Biodiesel available through a consortium

In some areas, groups of businesses and individuals are getting together to buy biodiesel blends through a consortium arrangement.  Blends as high as B100 (100% biodiesel) can be legally purchased as a long as there is a formal contract in place. 

More information:

  • See the biofuels section on the EECA website for links to the range of information available on our websites