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  • Ethanol Fuel Essay

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    fossil fuels, but research shows that this fuel source will be depleted completely in approximately 20-25 years. This could cause major setbacks around the world. As a result, we need an alternative source of fuel that could keep the world running on its wheel. One possibility is ethanol. Chemically extract

  • Ethanol As An Environmentally Friendly Fuel Essay

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    The United States is the world’s largest producer of ethanol fuel, producing over 60% of the world’s ethanol in 2011, which correlates to the creation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005. The RFS originated with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and was expanded and extended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The RFS requires renewable fuel to be blended into transportation fuel more so every year until it is set to reach 36 billion gallons in 2022 (Renewable). The

  • Corn Ethanol: The Future Fuel? Essay

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    In the world of global warming, all kinds of pollution and fuel shortages going on, renewable and clean/ green energy is increasingly the ideal solution of energy related problems we have to solve one way or another. Biofuel is one of the mainstream and highly supported solutions nowadays, an idea to make renewable fuel by living organisms such as fiber, corn, vegetable oil or sugar cane. Unlike nonrenewable fossil fuels over extracted by people causing various environmental problems like generating

  • The Production and Consumption of Ethanol as Fuel

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    The production and consumption of ethanol as fuel is presented by several interesting facts. The ability to compete with non-renewable fossil fuels, concern about the environment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and have a source of fuel coming from agriculture as a alternative outlet for agricultural producers, ethanol production became an important and endorsed industrial process (Mussatto et al., 2010). Historically, Brazil was a example of country that started with a government program

  • A Brief Synopsis Of The Emerging Ethanol Fuel Industry

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    A brief synopsis of the Emerging Ethanol Fuel Industry Ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, commonly known as Ethanol (commonly seen as E-85 at the gas pumps) has a long history in the United States. Henry Ford considered it the fuel of choice. [1] In fact, his very first automobile, built in 1896, ran solely on ethanol. He said, “There is enough alcohol in one year 's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for a hundred years.” But it 's use in that capacity

  • Ethanol Fuel Persuasive Essay

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    it focuses on the topic that ethanol is a bad alternative for gasoline for some reasons, and the instructor concentrates on the same issue. However, the instructor claims that the ethanol fuel indeed is a good replacement, which raises doubts about what the reading passage asserts. The instructor, in the lecture, also provides some compelling evidence to back his point of view. To begin with, whereas the reading passage suggests that the increased use of ethanol fuel would not help to solve one of

  • Ethanol Vs. Ethanol Free Fuel Essay

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    Ethanol is now found in most gasolines, except for the few and far between pumps that sell ethanol-free fuel. Ethanol acts as a “filler” in gasoline, because it is much cheaper than many gasoline components, however it comes at a price because ethanol infused gasoline procures about 33% less energy than ethanol free gasoline, dropping its competitiveness towards diesel even more. (Energy, 2015) Ethanol gasoline types include E10, E15, and E85. E10 represents gasoline with a 10% ethanol content, which

  • Ethanol And Fuel Properties Of Ethanol

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    Ethanol contains a two carbon alcohol and six hydrogen (C2H6O) and has low cetane number (8), low heating value (26.8) and low viscosity (1.08) at 40. Table 5. shows the properties of diesel, gasoline, ethanol, acetone and butanol. Furthermore, the stability of any blend is an im-portant factor in fuel properties. The most significant issue of using ethanol with diesel is solu-bility and miscibility. Therefore, the use of biodiesel is an important method to stabilise ethanol in diesel [119, 124]

  • The Leading Fuel Ethanol From The United States

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    POET LLC is one of the leading fuel ethanol producers in the United States, operating twenty-seven corn to ethanol plants and one of only three corn stover to ethanol plants in the United States. The success of the company has come from capitalizing on government policy. This policy under the EPA’s renewable fuel standard provides incentives in the market place. Due to this incentive along with process innovation POET has grown into an industry leader. The company has a wide range of intellectual

  • The Effects on theThe Use of Water for the Production of Ethanol

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    Ethanol made its debut in the early 1970s, and by the late 1980s, ethanol was beginning to be used for fueling cars (Fuel-testers, 2012). Now in the midst of the green movement of the 2000s, ethanol can be found in over 90 percent of gasoline at public gas stations (Fuel-testers, 2012). This technology is being pushed to new extremes as it strives toward its goal of replacing gasoline as our main fuel source. Ethanol promises us less gas emissions, less dependence