Our Biofuel

Driven by nature.

Sustainable

Made from renewable resources, less fossil fuel.

Powerful

NZ motor racings fuel of choice.

Protective

Cleans & protects your engine.

Responsible

Supporting local, while caring for our country.

New Zealand's Biofuel Leader.

Gull is New Zealand’s original biofuel retailer, introducing a greener way of driving to Kiwi motorists in 2007. Our biofuel* is produced from renewable and sustainable sources - not extracted from the ground like other fossil fuels.

Gull retails two types of biofuel.

  • Bioethanol blended with premium petrol for petrol vehicles. We call these blends the Gull Force range.
  • Biodiesel blended with mineral diesel for diesel vehicles, which is sold at selected stations as Diesel Max.

Our tankers collect ethanol as part of a return trip route, adding no extra carbon footprint to this production process.

*Gull Regular 91 is not a biofuel and contains no ethanol.

Why use Biofuel?

Ethanol is found in many gasoline mixtures worldwide. In Brazil, gasoline contains at least 85% ethanol. In other countries, ethanol usually makes up between 10 and 15% of gasoline. New cars today are designed to enjoy a healthy amount of ethanol in their diet and actually get a good kick out of it. 

Force 10 is 10% bioethanol. That’s 10% of your fuel that doesn’t need to be imported or pumped out of the ground. This takes pressure off our overall carbon footprint and helps keep our country clean and green.

Sustainably Sourced.

We don't believe in wasting food or extra space and resources to produce our biofuel. The ethanol we use is sustainably sourced through a waste by-product from the dairy industry and we produce our biodiesel from used cooking oil, from good old fish & chips. We have even brewed a special fuel batch with our friends at DB, to create the world's first biofuel from a beer waste by-product. We are proud to say it is an award winning brew. (1st place for Sustainable Business Network's Renewables Innovation Award 2015 and Highly Commended at the 2016 EECA Awards for the University of Waikato Innovation Award)

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Gull has sold over 300 million litres of biofuel blends. This has delivered the equivalent of an emission reduction of 67,000 tonnes of carbon (via the Emissions Trading Scheme measure). That’s enough mineral fuel savings to drive around the earth 7,500 times! 

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EECA Awards 2016

University of Waikato Innovation Award. Highly Commended, Renewable Energy Award

 


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NZI Sustainable Business Network 2015

Winner of Renewables Innovation Award 2015 - DB Export Brewtroleum

 


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NZI Sustainable Business Network 2015

Finalist for NZI Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand (Supreme Award)

 


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Auckland Regional Council

Edwards Caring for our Environment and Heritage 2003 Winner Category – Caring for our environment

 


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EECA Awards 2009

Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Highly Commended, Renewable Energy Award

 


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EECA Awards 2009

Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Highly Commended, Shell New Zealand Transport Award

 

force 10

Gull Force 10 is a high performance 98 octane fuel made with 10% sustainable bioethanol. Gull Force 10 emits up to 8% less carbon dioxide than other high-performance fuels and has been endorsed by EECA as an environmentally friendly fuel.

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force pro

A specialty high-performance fuel made from 85% bioethanol mixed with 15% premium petrol. Designed for use in Flexible Fuel (FlexFuel) vehicles and specifically designed for high-performance motor racing engines.

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The Gull Bioethanol Process - From Paddock to Pump  

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The Gull Biodiesel Process - From Plate to Pump.

diesel max

Gull Diesel Max combines our state of the art Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel with renewable fuel (biodiesel) to give you the perfect blend of performance and lower carbon dioxide emissions. 

The biodiesel in Gull Diesel Max is a renewable, sustainable fuel that is manufactured from used cooking oil and blended right here in New Zealand to meet or exceed New Zealand fuel regulations as well as international specifications. Gull Diesel Max incorporates up to 5% biodiesel, ensuring that your vehicle creates fewer carbon emissions (greenhouse gases).

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The guys over at DB Export came to us with an idea; to make a cleaner 98 octane fuel using natural beer waste extracted during the brewing process. As New Zealand’s leading biofuels retailer, of course we were more than happy to help!

We provided a little advice along the way and helped DB Export refine the ethanol to the same high standard as that used when we make Gull Force 10. The refined ethanol was stored at our Mt Maunganui terminal facility where it is now being blended with premium petrol to make DB Export Brewtroleum, a high performance 98 octane fuel.

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