GENT, Belgium – Ethanol detractors have to get over the fuel’s potency deficit and embrace it and other alternatives as solutions to soaring oil prices, says a leading biofuel researcher. “People are looking for the optimal solution, which is either 'this kind' (of fuel) or 'another kind,'” says Ghent University’s Wim Soetaert. “We need all kinds. It’s not choosing. If you drive a gasoline car, biodiesel is not an option. Unless you buy a new car, which is not a realistic option either. ...

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