Ethanol, known also as ethyl alcohol, is a bio-fuel produced from either sugar cane (Brazil) or corn (United States). It is produced by a process of fermentation. Ethanol uses are wide. It is used as solvent, as an alcoholic beverage, as an antiseptic and ultimately as a motor fuel and fuel additive. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of ethanol.

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