China Announces Greener Petrol Standard

China’s Standardization Administration announced on Wednesday a stricter quality standard for petrol in an effort to bring down pollutant emissions from vehicles.

The higher standard marks a step forward in accelerating the use of greener fuel in the world’s largest auto market, as vehicle exhausts are blamed as one major factor in worsening air conditions.

The new standard, known as “China 5,” sets the sulphur content for gasoline at no more than 10 parts per million (ppm), a reduction from the fourth-phase standard of 50 ppm.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, only petrol of this standard will be supplied nationwide. — Full Story at eco-business

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