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ADDITIVES

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Definition:
Additives are non-hydrocarbon substances added to or blended with a product to modify its properties, for example, to improve its combustion characteristics.

Context:
Alcohols and ethers (MTBE, methyl tertiary-butyl ether) and chemical alloys such as tetraethyl lead are included here. Ethanol is not included here, but under Gas/liquids from biomass.

Source Publication:
Energy Statistics of OECD Countries: 1999-2000, 2002 Edition, International Energy Agency, Paris, Part 2 – Notes on Energy Sources.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003