China plans to use bioethanol gasoline nationwide by 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration (NEA) said Wednesday.
"The plan was unveiled as the country is pushing the use of biofuel, which is renewable, applicable, tech-savvy and environmental-friendly. It is an ideal alternative to fossil fuel," a senior NEA official said.
Ethanol fuel, known as E10, contains 10 percent of ethanol. It is commonly used worldwide since it is believed to cut carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions and help ease the energy supply bottleneck.
More than 40 countries and regions consume about 600 million tonnes of ethanol fuel every year, accounting for around 60 percent of the world's annual gasoline use.