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Challenge Description

The EU made the commitment to cut CO2 emissions from non-ETS sectors by 2030 by 30% and liquid fuels will still represent 93% of all energy used in transport. Therefore, the EU needs to use all means at its disposal to reduce the carbon footprint of existing technologies. One of the options is to raise the octane number of petrol to RON >100. Using higher RON fuels would provide an energy saving of at least 7% and 20 million fewer tons of CO2 from petrol engine cars annually, while also improving air quality. The current challenge aims to achieve this goal through the development of a new family of more efficient Bio-additives alternative to Bio-ethers, which are currently the preferred choice of O&G industry to raise the fuel octane number