WATCHING THE WORLD FRENCH TRY FARM GROWN FUEL ADDITIVES

With David Knott from London France is famous for its endless variety of delightful sauces. Now, it seems, French refiners are out to gain a similar reputation for their gasolines, with sugar beets, cereal, and rape seed products added to commercially sold fuels. Last year the French government exempted biocarburants from standard fuel taxes. This made ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) an attractive alternative to methyl tertiary butylether (MTBE), commonly added to unleaded fuels to boost

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