Sunday, April 30, 2006

Run your car and plane on ethanol, a form of alcohol

In Brazil, ethanol accounts for 40 percent of all vehicle fuel.

By 2007, all new Brazilian cars may run on 100 percent ethanol.

Brazilian sugar-cane is used to make ethanol, a form of alcohol.

In Brazil, ethanol is now being used to fly some planes.

The price of ethanol today is half that of petroleum oil.

Why are the USA and Europe not making greater use of ethanol for cars and planes?

The oil companies 'have fought tooth and nail against the introduction of ethanol'.

Huge tariffs are imposed on imports of Brazilian-produced ethanol by both the United States and the European Union.



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