Continuing progress on its pilot project, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has launched ‘E10 Gasoline’, now in Lahore, after its run in Islamabad and Karachi.
The Lahore part of this pilot project, like in Islamabad and Karachi, will be conducted for six months involving 25 pre-identified vehicles to be run on Ethanol-blended gasoline. Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) will be monitoring these vehicles through this time.
‘E10 Gasoline’ is ten-percent ethanol and its success can prove to be a significant progress in terms of developing an important alternative energy resource. It can readily be available in an agrarian country like Pakistan; is very environment friendly; cheaper and enhances engine performance by removing lead deposits.
This one step can become the first significant initiative in reducing our increased dependence on imported fuel, and can be really helpful in providing cheaper and environmental friendly energy solution to our country’s thriving economy.