Gasoline sold in Brazil contains at least 25% anhydrous ethanol.
In the US flex-fuel vehicles can run on 0% to 85% ethanol (15% gasoline) since higher ethanol blends are not yet allowed or efficient.
Brazil supports this population of ethanol-burning automobiles with large national infrastructure that produces ethanol from domestically grown sugar cane.
It also has medical applications as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
The compound is widely used as a chemical solvent, either for scientific chemical testing or in synthesis of other organic compounds, and is a vital substance utilized across many different kinds of manufacturing industries.
It also requires about 22% less water than corn (also known as maize).