The idea of using renewable, plant-based biofuels to power automobiles appears to be gaining worldwide momentum in the hope of kicking the planet’s dependency on fossil fuels. The most recent report is out of France, where the country’s wine industry, seeking new outlets to combat declining sales, is proposing grape-based alcohol, which would be distilled, dehydrated and turned into pure alcohol ready to be added to conventional fuel – gasoline or diesel. The proposal is not that ...

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