Clean Fuels 2
The Clean Fuels 2 document serves to outline the South African Government’s direction in further improving the quality of transportation fuels. The current initiative, referred to as Cleaner Fuels Two (CF2), seeks to further tighten fuel specifications (CF1) and standards in an effort to align them with improved vehicle technology and the regulation of emissions that emanate from vehicles. This alignment is aimed at reducing the negative health and environmental impacts and is driven and supported by the South African Government.
The guiding principles for the proposed (new) specifications and standards are centred around chemical constituents and elements of fuel which have an adverse effect on health and the environment. Accordingly this has necessitated the focus on, among others, the reduction of aromatic and benzene (a known carcinogen) content of petrol.
The introduction of cleaner fuels and biofuels is in line with the country’s policy framework as articulated in IPAP2, the Green Economy as well as the New Growth Path. These documents seek, among others, to promote the creation of decent and sustainable jobs.