I am a farmer and we are being promised that an Ethanol industry in Australia will be the saving grace that will improve our grain prices and make farming profitable again..... Yeah well we can only hope. The droughts out here have just about crippled any hope of a reasonable income from being a farmer. enough winging! Interestingly, fuel companies are doing their best to scare car owners from using the product, however other countries have used ethanol in thier fuel for years. Fuel companies just have their self interest at stake. Anyway, what is the differance between Methanol, Ethanol and Metholated Spirits? What is each one like as a fuel? Could I distill some of my own grain that I grow on my farm and run my boat on it? Or would I be better off just drinking it to help forget about the drought and crap grain prices? Andrew.