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Study Suggests ETBE Use to Grow

2:28 PM MST | January 28, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) will replace methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as an octane booster in gasoline, says Eldib Engineering and Research (Berkley Heights, NJ). The study suggests that demand for MTBE will decline by more than half by 2012 in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia. Almost all of the estimated 300,000 bbls/day of MTBE produced in the U.S. is used as an octane booster and oxygenate in gasoline, Eldib...

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