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Old 04-29-2006, 11:38 PM
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Ethanol has a higher energy content and a higher octane rating than methanol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrol

I think methanol has been the fuel of choice because it can be obtained from natural gas in a less convoluted process than ethanol. As the fossil fuels become more rare, a renewable hydrocarbon fuel, such as ethanol, becomes more attractive.
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