Bioethanol, everything you need to know about this promising fuel

Bioethanol is a biofuel compatible with petrol engines. It is a fuel made from organic matter, which makes it ecological and economical, but also cheaper than conventional fuels.

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What is bioethanol?

Bioethanol is a biofuel compatible with petrol engines. It is a fuel made from organic matter, which makes it ecological and economical, but also cheaper than conventional fuels. Also known as E85, it is a biofuel produced from agricultural alcohol from cereals or sugar beet and then blended with petrol. It contains approximately 65% to 85% biofuel with the addition of Super Unleaded.

This new fuel helps to reduce your petrol bills as its price is around 0.70€/L or even lower depending on the region. If your car runs on petrol and dates from after 2000, it is possible to convert it to bioethanol to reduce costs at the pump and to be more environmentally friendly.

Switching your vehicle to bioethanol not only saves money, but also means adopting a carbon-neutral fuel. Indeed, in the case of bioethanol, the CO2 emitted by the engine is balanced by the CO2 consumed by the plants during their growth! Moreover, the production of this biofuel does not require drilling or extraction, two activities that have a strong impact on the environment.

How do you switch to bioethanol?

To convert your petrol vehicle to bioethanol, you need to fit your car with a conversion system, also called a bioethanol box. When the bioethanol conversion system is installed, it is placed under the bonnet, at the engine level and connected to the vehicle’s original injection system. Its role is to manage and balance the concentration of air and fuel that will then be injected into the engine. This innovative equipment is safe for your engine because it creates precise doses of the mixture that will be fed into the engine.

The unit also automatically adapts its operation to the mixture in the tank. This allows you to run your vehicle on petrol alone if you run out of bioethanol.

Thanks to an approved E85 conversion system, your vehicle (which has become "flexfuel") will be able to run on the different types of petrol fuels: SP98, SP95, SP95-E10 and Superethanol E85.

Installing a bioethanol conversion system? An advantageous approach?

The bioethanol kit is popular because it offers many advantages. The first is the profitability of this installation. As bioethanol is a much more affordable fuel than other options, costs at the pump are lower. It is important to note that running on bioethanol can increase your fuel consumption by up to 20%. Depending on the type of vehicle and your usage, it is estimated that the installation will pay for itself after 10,000 to 20,000 km.

As mentioned earlier, E85 has the advantage of being an environmentally friendly fuel. With this installation, your CO2 emissions are reduced by 50 to 70%! You are therefore actively participating in improving air quality. 

Finally, a bioethanol box also allows you to benefit from bonuses and exemptions. In certain areas of the world, particularly in Europe, you can benefit from significant conversion bonuses and if you buy a vehicle equipped with a box or a Flexfuel vehicle, you can benefit from reduced costs on your vehicle registration document.

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Have your approved bioethanol box installed at Point S!

At Point S, our experts will advise and guide you for a 100% safe and 100% ecological bioethanol installation.

The bioethanol boxes installed by Point S are:

  • E2 approved, they comply with strict European standards;
  • Guaranteed to work for 3 years;
  • Made in France in Montpellier.

Would you like to know if your car can be fitted with a conversion system? Is it worth it? Or are you wondering about its durability and operation? Come and visit us at a Point S centre, our experts will be able to answer all your questions and help you make the right choice for your vehicle.

Once the installation of your bioethanol box is complete, all you need to do is register the modification on the website of the Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés so that it appears on your vehicle registration document.

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