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


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