Grain alcohol in gasoline?

Excerpt from the September 21, 1963, issue of Science News Letter

The prospect of burning up the country’s grain surplus in automobile motors is enticing to wheat belt congressmen. However, to petroleum experts …the idea is just an exhaust pipe dream.The chemists take a dim view of a bill … that would require all gasoline to contain at least five percent grain alcohol…. Dr. J.O. Clayton, a petroleum chemist for California Research Corporation, San Francisco explained … when alcohol is needed in gasoline, it is much easier and cheaper to use synthetic alcoho...

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