Gull is New Zealand's original biofuel retailer, which introduced a greener way of driving to Kiwi motorists in 2007. Biofuels are made from plant or animal products that ‘grow again’, recycling the carbon emitted by the fuel used in your engine.
Gull retails two types of biofuel:
- Ethanol blended with premium petrol for petrol vehicles. These blends are the Gull Force range – Gull Force 10 and Gull Force Pro.
- Biodiesel blended with mineral diesel, which is sold at selected stations as Diesel Max.
Our tankers collect ethanol as part of a return trip route, which results in no extra carbon footprint being added to this production process.
Gull Regular 91 is not a biofuel and contains no ethanol.
Why use Biofuel?
Ethanol is found in many petrol mixtures worldwide. In Brazil, petrol often contains up to 85% ethanol. In other countries, ethanol often makes up to 10% of petrol. New cars today are designed to enjoy a healthy amount of ethanol in their diet and actually get a good kick out of it.
Gull Force 10 is a 10% ethanol blend. That’s 10% of your fuel that doesn’t need to be pumped out of the ground as crude oil. This takes pressure off our overall carbon footprint and helps to keep our country clean and green.
We don't believe in wasting food or extra space and resources to produce our biofuel. The vast majority of ethanol we use is sourced from a waste by-product from the dairy industry and our biodiesel is produced from used cooking oil or tallow.