Why do I need it?
The EU Directive 2009/30/EC requires that, from 1st January 2011, all gas oil marketed for use in canal boats must contain no more than 10 milligrams of sulphur per kilogram of fuel (virtually ‘sulphur free’). A concern is that some suppliers will provide ‘road diesel’ with a red marker dye.
This type of fuel can contain up to 7% biodiesel or FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) which can
cause detrimental side effects in storage and when used in boats.
FAME free fuel may be more expensive to purchase initially but will help avoid possible costly side effects to your boats fuel systems in the longer term.
What are the benefits?
– Less harmful emissions
– Reduce risk of biological contamination or diesel bug in your fuel systems
“I write on behalf of the whole Shelton Syndicate to thank you formally for the effort you put into getting narrowboat Shelton ‘back in service’ over the Easter weekend following the catastrophic failure of her hydraulic drive.
I was personally witness to your commitment and your determination to get the boat repaired quickly and efficiently and we are all most grateful for your hard work and perseverance. Your willingness to – quite literally – go the extra mile (by driving to Norfolk to get the spares required on your day off) did not go unnoticed and was very much appreciated.”