Sales of high-blend ethanol surge in France amid rising fuel prices

Euractiv | Jun 20, 2022 at 9:53 AM
  • Record fuel prices seen since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have led cost-conscious motorists to pivot towards alternative fuel sources.
  • French consumption of ethanol, a fuel source made by fermenting sugars contained in crops such as maize and wheat, has been steadily increasing since its introduction in 2007.
  • The recent surge in oil prices accelerated the trend.