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Motor fuel components: environmental occurrence and potential future risks

The use of biodiesel should present little or no additional risk to groundwater compared to fossil fuels, according to new research.

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Science Summary Motor fuel components: environmental occurrence and potential future risks

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This report outlines a joint project between the Environment Agency and the Energy Institute, whose members include major oil companies. The project was sparked by a commitment made in our earlier work to review the incidence of groundwater pollution from fuel-derived ether oxygenates after five years.

Published 31 March 2008