Across the world, fuel ethers meet the strictest regulatory requirements. The industry takes safety very seriously and follows the highest global standards.
Although there is no required global standard for fuel ethers, organisations such as ASTM International issue voluntary standards that are followed rigorously by the chemical industry. This ensures that their products meet all fuel component requirements, providing protection for human health and the environment.
In the EU, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is the regulation that enforces standards at all stages of the value chain. Fuel ethers have been fully registered, enclosing all necessary studies and documentation to confirm that they are produced and used in a safe manner, not just in Europe but globally.
High levels of regulation and standardisation
REACH has also become a global reference and is used as a benchmark in many countries outside the EU. This is a good illustration of the high levels of regulation and standardisation across the industry. Latin America Clean Fuels Association (ACELA), Asian Clean Fuels Association (ACFA) and European Fuel Oxygenates Association (EFOA) members abide by those rules, certifying their commitment to producing the safest product possible.