Motor Fuels


    TO the layman the subject of motor fuel is symbolical of the entire petroleum industry, and in view of the fact that this commodity is at least a tangible and universal expression of commercial activity, there is perhaps something to be said for the idea. Listeners to the Howard Lectures at the Royal Society of Arts, delivered by Prof. J. S. S. Brame and published recently in the Society's journal, would, however, have arrived at very different conclusions concerning not only the scope of the industry, but also the complex subject of motor fuels considered as a whole, and they would have at least been impressed with one fact, namely, the rapid strides recently made in research whereby supplementary fuels to petrol are gradually being made available for general consumption.

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    Motor Fuels. Nature 117, 31–32 (1926).

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