Fuel ethers are the answer to Latin America’s energy and air-quality challenges.
LyondellBasell has been a pioneer in the development of gasoline components based on tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA).
Since the 1970s, these components have been incorporated into gasoline to help meet increasing standards for cleaner-burning fuels.
Further improvements in air quality and engine performance will require cleaner-burning fuels with lower metal, sulfur and aromatic contents, and improved compatibility with other gasoline components. LyondellBasell offers methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and ethyl tertiary butyl ether (bio-ETBE) to improve fuel efficiency and air quality. Both MTBE and bio-ETBE are fully compatible with the existing fuel infrastructure in Latin America.
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