RIJEKA, December 29, 2011 – INA – Industrija nafte d.d. started introducing the Eurodizel BS fuel with bio components at the Rijeka – Mlaka filling station.
INA started preparing to market bio-component fuels in the Croatian and international markets two years ago through the project of developing the biofuel and biodiesel reception, storage and blending facility in the Rijeka Refinery.
More than HRK 8 million was invested into installation that was completed and put in operation in mid-December 2011, thus creating prerequisites for launching distribution of bio-component diesel fuels through Ina’s wholesale and retail networks.
As Croatia’s only fuel producer and leading fuel distributor, INA took on the key role in the program of bio-component fuel marketing in Croatia’s transport industry, which will largely help fulfill the obligations Croatia undertook as a future EU member in the field of use and promotion of renewable energy sources in consumption of fuel in transport. Ina’s activities in the marketing of bio-component fuels are in line with the relevant national regulations and based on the Transport Biofuels Act and the National Action Plan for Promotion of Biofuel Production and Use in Transport (National Action Plan) for the period from 2011 to 2020.
Bio-component diesel fuels that will be sold at Ina’s filling stations are EURO V fuels blended with biodiesel (FAME-Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) produced from vegetable oil with diesel properties. The biodiesel is going to be used as a blend in liquefied oil fuel – diesel fuel with up to 7%.
The fuel is fully compliant with the requirements of the Croatian and European diesel fuel standard HRN EN 590, as well as wintertime specifications.
Ina is planning to introduce bio-component diesel fuel to its filling stations in two stages. In the first stage bio-component Eurodizel will be available at the filling stations Rijeka – Mlaka, Rijeka – Školjić, Rijeka – Škurinje, Čavle, Crikvenica – highway, Kraljevica, Novi Vinodolski – highway and Senj. After the initial stage, the fuel is gradually going to be introduced to the other filling stations.
Bio-component diesel fuels will be sold under the existing names Eurodizel BS and Eurodizel BS Class. Consumers can find out more about the fuel composition in the leaflet “Product Information – Liquid Fuels at Filling Stations” available at the above filling stations.