TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Slowly but surely, Toyota Motor Corp. is positioning itself to compete in the emerging biofuels field. Nobutaka Morimitsu, project general manger of the auto maker’s BR (bio-renewable) Energy Affairs Dept., is building a foundation for a future lineup of flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) that can run on a blend of gasoline and ethanol. Interviewed at the auto maker’s main research and development center here, Morimitsu, whose group was established in 2006, expects ...

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