Blog: Dave LeggettBioethanol

Dave Leggett | 9 June 2005

When I was in Sweden with Saab recently, I was hearing quite a bit about bioethanol fuel made from wood pulp (in plentiful supply there). Saab has a bioethanol adapted engine available in the Swedish market on the 9-5, where the car qualifies for various tax breaks and congestion charge exemptions (/news_detail.asp?art=48068).

I'm not sure what the fundamental issues are regarding bio-fuels versus fossil-based, but it is interesting to see that George Bush, noted for his oil industry connections, has apparently made some positive comments about fuel from plants recently.

Something I just stumbled across on the BBC website offers some useful background to alcohol/ethanol fuel in Brazil (below link).

The rise, fall and rise of Brazil's biofuel


BLOG

Colossal China powers on

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....

BLOG

China Hot Pot

Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...



Forgot your password?