But here's the thing: the bio-ETBE was made in France and shipped to Tokyo. Japan for Sustainability says that about 1,000 stations will be selling bio-ETBE by fiscal 2009 and then most stations throughout Japan will follow suit in fiscal 2010. But there's no mention that production will shift to Japan by that time. Is it really worth a three percent CO2 reduction to ship fuel across the planet?
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment is also working on standardizing E3 for the country's gasoline supply.
[Source: Japan for Sustainability]