Gull announced today that it has purchased more than 5m litres of bioethanol from Anchor Ethanol - that's equivalent to almost three Olympic sized swimming pools. This milestone means the ethanol used in Gull biofuels has saved over 7,000 tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere.
Gull launched its first biofuel, Gull Force 10 in August 2007 and followed this with the launch of Gull Regular Plus in 2008.
Karl Mischewski, Gull's Sustainability Champion, says the bioethanol milestone is a clear example of Kiwi motorists making the right decisions for their cars, wallets and the environment.
"Gull is serious about sustainability and dedicated to lower emissions and fuel prices," says Mischewski.
"There are many opportunities for each of us to reduce our carbon footprint, and choosing biofuels is an obvious and easy example. Every month more than 140,000 Kiwi motorists make that choice at Gull."
The fuel-grade ethanol supplied by Anchor Ethanol, a subsidiary of leading dairy producer Fonterra, is produced from whey, a natural by-product of its dairy operations.
Gary Romano, Managing Director of Fonterra Trade and Operations, congratulated Gull on its ongoing commitment to sustainable fuel options for New Zealanders.
"The production and adoption of biofuels in New Zealand is an important step in our collective approach to tackling energy efficiency and climate change issues. Climate change and sustainability are issues that affect every sector of the economy and like Gull, Fonterra is playing an active role in addressing them."
High octane Gull Force 10 is available at all Gull New Zealand sites, and Gull Regular Plus, the 91 octane biofuel option, is currently available at eight Gull sites with plans to introduce to additional sites in the near future.
The five million litres of bioethanol is also equivalent to 3,600 family vehicles not buying and using petrol for a year, therefore significantly decreasing vehicle emissions. To mark this milestone, Gull will discount both biofuels, Gull Force 10 and Gull Regular Plus, by five cents per litre from Thursday 22 April at 7am until Friday 23 April at 10am.
At the majority of Gull outlets where Gull controls retail prices, prices are as follows:
Gull Regular Plus (91 Octane) $1.749 Gull Force 10 (98 Octane) $1.889
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