The department of l’Yonne (89) is the leading producer in France of rapeseed and has therefore become the first department to launch a project involving a new fuel for cars.
The fuel, which consists of 30% diester ®, an elaborate mixture of rapeseed and sunflower, is seen as a bio carburant that presents multiple advantages. It is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 25%, thereby reducing the reliance on petrol and fossil fuels.
Eager to see a solution to the effects of pollution, the scheme is backed by the *Conseil Général*, the services of state, *prefecture*, Ddass *(Direction Départementale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales)*, the members of the professional organisations involving agriculture, *Chambre d’agriculture*, *Mutualité sociale agricole* and FDSEA *(Fédèration départementale des syndicates d’exploitants agricoles*), which have been supplied with the bio diesel for some time.
If the procedure develops the oil producing outlets can be assured, by preparing themselves, they can play an active economic role in the department and throughout the rest of the country.
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