There are expanding efforts to increase production and use of motor-vehicle ethanol throughout Asia, but not every country is sold on the idea, a recent published report says. Industry sources in South Korea complain ethanol is too expensive to be used as a fuel and that it costs four to five times more than gasoline as a raw material. The Taiwan Energy Commission reportedly is making a feasibility study of ethanol, primarily to replace gasoline oxygenate MTBE, which is being phased ...

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