From ABC Online Ethanol to be in every NSW car New South Wales is set to become the first state to mandate the use of ethanol in petrol. The Minister for Rural Affairs and Regional Development, Tony Kelly, says the plan is for fuel to contain 2 per cent Ethanol from September onwards. Mr Kelly says the move will have many benefits for the environment and rural Australia. "The time for talk on Ethanol is over," he said. "The Federal government has gone missing on biofuel, so it's up to the states and territories now to lead the way." "I've outlined to Parliament the Government's intention to implement the 2 per cent mandate to meet the desired timeframe, and we'll shortly bring legislation before parliament." "It's also fantastic for the environment. It helps reduce the effect on the environment particularly smog particles." "It also replaces the fuel we import from overseas. A decade ago we imported $488 million worth of fuel from overseas. Last year we imported $10 billion worth."