Japan Approves Ehtanol Blends

By | July 01, 2003
Beginning in August, Japan will approve the sale of gasoline containing ethanol - with the condition that the alcohol content of the mixture is no more than three percent - reported the Xinhua General News Service on June 25. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the ethanol to be added is ethanol made from corn. Unfortunately, the nation's government decided to cap the ratio of alcohol at three percent, apparently still believing that use of gasoline with a high density of ethanol could damage the fuel systems of automobiles.