PARIS – France has launched E10 fuel, a mixture of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline, to the pleasure of beet growers and car makers wearing “green” buttons and to the criticism of environmental groups and the petroleum industry. France has committed to have 7% of its transportation fuel from renewable sources by 2010, and the introduction of E10 is considered a major step in the direction. While only several hundred of France’s 12,700 service stations offered the fuel as of April 1, the goal ...

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