More than 80% of new cars now sold in Brazil are equipped to use ethanol as well as gasoline. Both fuels are available almost everywhere, and since ethanol is about 60% cheaper at the moment, the home grown fuel is more popular than the foreign import. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4715332.stm The focus now is on boosting exports. Japan is considering a deal to import up to six billion litres of Brazilian ethanol by 2008. interesting. bio fuel a possible alternative for the uk? suger beet? more trucks running on chip fat?