Circle K launches gasoline with up to 15% renewable content in Sweden
Swedish motor-fuels retailer, Circle K Sverige AB, a subsidiary of Canada-headed convenience store group Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., has launched "miles 95 bio", a gasoline containing up to 15 percent renewable content, at selected filling stations in central Sweden.
According to Circle K Sverige, the product consists of a fossil 95-liter gasoline with 5 percent ethanol and up to 10 percent renewable gasoline, a so-called HVO gasoline. HVO gasoline is a 100 percent renewable gasoline derived from residues and waste.
Called miles 95 bio, it also contains Circle K’s unique miles additive that reduces friction as well as cleans and protects the engine, thus reducing fuel consumption. The new fuel reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 12.3 percent in comparison to fossil fuel and is being launched available at 18 selected Circle K stations in the counties of Jämtland, Västernorrland and Gävleborg.
We want to make it easy for our customers to choose climate-savvy alternatives. Therefore, we are pleased to now offer a petrol with up to 15 percent renewable content. It works well in all petrol engines the use 95 octane but with the big advantage of lower CO2 emissions, said Johan Söderberg, Senior Director Fuel Circle K Sverige.
The product complies with the Swedish Standard SS-EN 228 and European EN228, which means that it is approved for use in all petrol engines designed for 95-octane gasoline.
About Circle K Sverige
Circle K Sverige AB (formerly Statoil Fuel & Retail Sverige AB) sells and distributes gasoline, diesel, vehicle gas, E85 and HVO100, and offers fast charging for electric cars at a number of stations. In Sweden there are 5 operational depots.
Circle K Sverige AB has approximately 770 fuel stations that serve passenger cars and heavy traffic. Of these, there are 300 full-service stations that include convenience stores, car wash and car hire services. In 2017, renewables accounted for 21.7 percent of Circle K’s total sold fuel.