Finland may ban the sale of gasoline and diesel fuelDecember 16, 2018
Finland by 2045 may ban the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel. With such a proposal made a working group at the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, reports ngv.
“The goal is to increase the share of liquid biofuels used in domestic transport to 30% by 2030 and to 100% by 2045. At the same time, biogas production will be developed in Finland in parallel. A ban on the sale of combustible fuel by 2045 would facilitate the transition to renewable fuel and alternative energy sources, ”the draft environmental plan of action developed by the group says.
Also, experts say about the need to dramatically increase the fleet of vehicles with zero or low emissions into the atmosphere.
It is predicted that by 2030 there will be about 670 thousand electric vehicles in Finland and about 130 thousand vehicles using gas engine fuel. By 2045, this number will grow to 2 million and 250 thousand, respectively.
Neste, the Finnish refining giant and one of the largest producers of biofuels, said Wednesday that it will increase its biofuel production capacity in Singapore. To this end, the company intends to invest € 1.4 billion ($ 1.6 billion) in its overseas assets.
By 2030, the global fleet of electric vehicles will increase to 125 million units, predicts the International Energy Agency (IEA).