Britain’s first publicly available sustainable petrol designed specifically for classic vehicles is now on sale.
The Sustain Classic range will allow motorists to fuel their vintage vehicles with plant-based petrol, without any modifications to their engines, with three types of fuel initially available.
Developed by fuel specialist Coryton, the fuel with the highest sustainable content promises a reduction of at least 65% in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to fossil fuels.
David Richardson, Business Development Director at Coryton said, “Every kilogram of CO2 we avoid adding to our atmosphere, by replacing fossil fuel with sustainable fuel, is a win.
“We don’t instantly have to go for the full switch to start making a genuine impact. As more feedstocks become available, these fuels will start to contain even higher levels of traceable sustainable elements.
“However, we want to keep things as affordable as possible for consumers and be open about what’s actually achievable at the moment.”
The pioneering products use advanced second-generation biofuel manufactured from agricultural waste, such as straw, by-products or waste from crops which wouldn’t be used for consumption.
By doing so, the fuel utilises the carbon that already exists in our atmosphere, which the plants absorb as they grow, recycling it, rather than releasing additional CO2 that is currently locked underground in fossil fuel.
With an octane number >98 and bio-ethanol content of <1%, Sustain Classic has been technically tailored for classic vehicles, although it can be used on any vehicle which runs on standard forecourt petrol.
It’s also formulated with a premium additive package included, which stabilises and extends the life of the fuel and helps clean and protect the engines.
Priced from £3.80 per litre, Sustain Classic is available from distributor Motor Spirit at Bicester Heritage, with more stockists launching across the UK in the coming months.
There are currently three variants of the drop-in replacement fuel available suitable for all year-round use: Super 80 at least 80% renewable from £4.65 a litre, Super 33 from £3.80 and Racing 50 higher octane for performance engines at £5.24 a litre.