While there's been much in the media about
efforts to promote E85, very little has been heard about
own research into
. The second largest automaker, along with Nippon Oil, has reportedly developed
from palm oil. The partners have developed a method of removing oxygen from the biodiesel using
during the refining procedure to increase its energy effectiveness. Nippon Oil plans to make the new fuel available for commercial use within four years.
Study attacks use of ethanol as a fuel
[Source: Nihon Keizai Shimbun via Auto Industry]