The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 104
Sweden, South Africa had Natelite, Brazil's big brand was Alcool, and in the late
1930s America had an ethanol-gasoline blend called Agrol.
"The Forbidden Fuel," a book co-authored by William Kovarik, Hal Bernton, and
Scott Sklar details the use of ethanol throughout the world. Bill Kovarik expands
on all this through his Internet presentations, such as his History of Biofuels
In post-prohibition America, ethanol-gasoline fuels were often sold without all
the boogeyman histrionics used by API members in recent years.
For example, in the 1970s, Texaco was producing an ethanol-gasoline blend
and selling it in the United States. Here's a TV commercial from 1979 featuring
Bob Hope promoting corn alcohol blended with gasoline.
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