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Yes I think that hits it on the head Paul. GTL gas to liquid, CTL Coal to Liquid , and BTL Biomass to Liquid are well used acronyms in synthetic fuels, so as the feed source for XTL synthetic diesel can be either renewables or fossil material or a mixture of both, the X bit is unspecified. The EU's European Committee for Standardization labeling info does state that XTL stands for synthetic diesel and indicates that it is not derived from crude oil.
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Not very much...NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑09 Mar 2020, 20:27There is a bit of E85 "Super Ethanol" in France, about 1000 pumps in 2018 if my translation of this is right
Good old E.Leclerc seem to have it at some of their outlets.
Now for a bit of colateral knowledge gaining.....what do the French do with it?
It has been a commercial failure. Some new cars (including some PSA models) are available with a flexi-fuels option, but it seems that very few have been sold.
There are also conversion kits (of varying quality) avialable for most common engine types, I considered converting one of my Citroen V6s, but the nearest E85 pump is 50 km from where I live in France, so not really a viable option.