Whenever you fill up your car with petrol or diesel in Finland, the fuel contains a statutory percentage of biofuels. In fact, every member state of the European Union is bound by the obligation for biofuel use, set forth in the so-called biofuels directive. At service stations, the attitudes toward biofuels remain ambivalent. “Food substances should be used as nourishment rather than fuel,” Richard Moore stated while filling up his car in Meilahti, Helsinki, on Monday.
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