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Biofuel vs. Conventional Fuel - Biofuel is obtained from lifeless or living microbial resources. Also, various plants and plant-derived materials are used for biofuel manufacturing. In order to be considered a biofuel, the fuel must contain over 80 percent renewable resources. An important process to generate energy, photosynthesis, is the main route through which oxidised carbon (carbon dioxide) is decreased in the daytime and oxidised back to carbon dioxide to generating energy in the night. Biofuel is originally derived from the photosynthesis process and can therefore often be referred to as a part of solar energy source....   [tags: Biofuel]
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Biofuel Proposal - Biofuel Proposal Executive Summary: The power and prosperity of The United States of America will be severely hindered if changes are not taken within the next few years to reduce its dependency on oil and improve its usage of biofuel. The process to become less dependent on foreign energy sources will be crucial for the stability and growth of the nation in the upcoming years. Re-examining subsidies and tariffs are essential if any positive change is to be made. A Shift Away From Oil Is Crucial The consequences of the United States’ reliance on oil have brought together the nation’s leaders in ways that few issues have in decades....   [tags: Biofuel Energy Oil Renewable] 1405 words
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Biofuel and Aquaculture - Biofuel and aquaculture are two of many industries that extract resources from ecological systems. For either corn-based biodiesel or finfish farming, the production process acquires feedstock from energy-fixing ecological systems such as farm fields and oceans. In cases such as intensified salmon farming, large amount of supplement is applied including fish meal and fish oil obtained from other ecological systems such as wild ocean (Naylor et al, 2000). For residue-derived biofuel and shellfish agriculture, energy input from external ecosystems, although relatively small, is still necessary to meet the energy needs....   [tags: Biodiesel, Natural Resources, Environment] 2091 words
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Biofuel and The Racing Industry - The billion dollar racing industry uses high-octane fossil fuels for competition. Lately, ecologists and governments have begun to highlight the need for the racing industry to switch from high-octane fuels to biofuels. The concern for preserving diesel fuels stems from its non-renewal in nature; however, the racing industry should not be forced to use biofuels because of three primary reasons – performance, cost effectiveness and high infrastructure expenditure. The ecologists are of the opinion that the racing industry is an unnecessary burden for the society, that it does not serve any purpose....   [tags: Alternative Energy]
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Biofuel is An Alternative Energy Source - Biofuel: An Alternative Energy Source Abstract As the world’s source of fossil fuels diminishes, another source of energy must replace fossil fuels. This paper evaluates biofuel, one alternative form of energy by showing what biofuel is, how it works, its historical use, and benefits and drawbacks it pertains. I hypothesized that biofuel would be an effective alternative energy. My conclusion does not support my claim, but in terms of worldwide usage. Introduction: With the world’s source of fossil fuels depleting, we need to find an alternative energy source....   [tags: Power Energy Bio Fuel]
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Biofuel: Ethanol Alternative to Transportation - Biofuel: Ethanol Alternative to Transportation For the past three decades Oil dominates the agenda of political discussion. With scares over price volatility, sizes of reserves, international imports and least of which are the environmental impacts due to carbon dioxide and other emissions. Various speculations and educated guesses place our total depletion of crude oil within the next 50 years and there is a general consensus between environmentalists that we steer toward a hydrogen transportation system given the projected work and nonexistent carbon dioxide emissions (Environmental Technologies class lecture, Santa Clara University)....   [tags: Politics Oil Essays]
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Converting Switchgrass to Biofuel - Introduction: People need energy, it’s a fact. We need it for our cars, for our televisions and for our iPods. We need it all the time, every day. The simple fact is though, we are running out. Carbon based fuels are being used at an alarming rate every day. And every day our demand increases as our society becomes more and more reliant on technology. There is only so much oil in the world though and when that is gone we need to look for alternative sources of energy. Sources like ethanol produced from Switchgrass....   [tags: Biology Ethanol Alternative Fuel] 1851 words
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Ethanol as an Alternative Energy Source - Biofuels: Ethanol an Alternative Energy Source Abstract In today's society, when someone wants to go to the movies, work, school, library, or mall, they drive to their destination. The average amount of gasoline consumed per year is about 146 gallons in the U.S. (Biofuels for Transportation, p1). Discoveries of huge petroleum deposits kept gasoline cheap for decades and biofuels were forgotten (Leen, p1). However, with the recent oil prices, along with growing concern of global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions, biofuel regained popularity (Leen, p1)....   [tags: Biofuel Bio Fuel Essays Papers]
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Algae is the Bio Fuel of the Future - Algae: Bio Fuel of the Future Bio Fuels are clearly the most suitable alternative energy of the future as oil and coal are both rapidly vanishing and increasingly out of interest for nations wishing to avoid terrorist nations. Recently, algae has been discovered as an extremely suitable bio fuel because of its surprisingly high ratio of yield to area required for growth. In 1960 Oswald and Golweke proposed the use of large‐scale ponds for cultivating algae on wastewater nutrients and anaerobically fermenting the biomass into methane fuel....   [tags: Biofuel Fuel Energy Power]
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Pros and Cons of Biofuels - Before talking about biofuels, you need to know the basics from where it is created from. Biofuels are produced from biomass, which is derived from living or recently living plant matter such as trees, grasses, agricultural residue, algae, and other biological material. “Biofuel is considered carbon neutral”, which absorbs roughly the same amount of carbon dioxide during growth as when it is burnt (Rutherford, 2009). Biofuels is much cleaner than petrol/diesel because of the considerable impact petrol/diesel has on the environment from the high fuel emissions....   [tags: Energy Production, Biomass, Corn] 2158 words
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Growth for the Future: Biofuels - Growth for the Future: Biofuels The internal combustion engine, so vital for sustaining America's burgeoning economy, is omnipresent in most vehicles from the greatest semis to the smallest economy cars. The combustion engine is also a mode of transportation that is fraught with problems, both costing billions of U.S. dollars to fuel and causing enormous air pollution problems. Iowa, the nation's largest producer of corn and a leading agricultural state, may have the solution to the problems caused by the enormous burden of gasoline and diesel powered engines, biofuel....   [tags: Economics Economy Papers]
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Biofuels - In recent years environmental problems, especially the use of fossil fuels, has become one of the most commonly debated issues. It is widely known that fossil fuels are non-renewable resources and the use of fossil fuels harm the environment, such as the combustion process of fossil fuels that leads to global warming. However, current societies are still dependent on fossil fuels. Because of the environmental problems and in order to decrease the wide-ranging consumption of fossil fuels, researches argue that agricultural based fuel or bio-fuel is one alternative to replace fossil fuels and apply it as a new energy source....   [tags: Environment, Fossil Fuels] 1216 words
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Creating Biofuels from Waste - Biofuels from Waste Purpose Biofuels mark a great step into today’s efforts to slow down global warming. However, when food sources, such as corn and soy are used as derivatives for ethanol, the impact is far worse than using fossil fuels. Biofuels require more energy to do artificial refinery, cultivating, and collecting; whereas, fossil fuels already meet all the prerequisites through millions of years in the earth, and thus use less energy. On the social justice stance, the poor suffer through the sky-rocketed food prices because farmers are using their food to supply the ethanol demand....   [tags: Energy Fuel Environment] 923 words
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Advantages and Uses of Biofuels - Definition: According to Dr Andrew Zimmerman Jones, the Definition of energy is: Energy is the capacity of a physical system to perform work. Energy exists in several forms such as heat, kinetic or mechanical energy, light, potential energy, electrical, or other forms (1) A simpler definition is: Energy is the ability to do work and cause change (2) Renewable vs. non renewable: The definition of bio fuels: “Bio fuel is defined as solid, liquid or gaseous fuel obtained from relatively recently lifeless or living biological material and is different from fossil fuels, which are derived from long dead biological material....   [tags: environment, energy sources, fuel] 693 words
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From Oil to Renewable Energy - The world is depended on oil and soon oil will become more valuable than gold and could lead to a worldwide war. Price for oil could soar to above two hundred fifty dollars per barrel. Oil and other fuel cell also cause green house gases which contribute to global warming. China is consuming two times more petroleum than 1996 and India is projected to consume three times the oil it currently does by 2050. Global house gas emission has increased by twenty percent from 2003 to 2006. Energy consumption has increased exponentially throughout the globe....   [tags: Energy]
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Renewable Energy - The most of global energy production produces from fossil fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas. The vast fossil fuels generate energy which use for many purposes for instant residential, transportation and industrial sectors. While the rate consumption of fossil fuel higher than their formation leads to oil price crisis. Another concern of fossil fuel combustion is the impact on the environment. Global warming is a significant problem which results in increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere....   [tags: Energy, Fossil Fuel, Oil, Natural Gas] 1282 words
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Food versus Fuel - The production of biofuels requires the cultivation, processing, and transportation of appropriate crops. Food production shares many of these same needs, and this conflict of resources has been the subject of numerous debates. The cultivation of crops for biofuels increases the consumption of natural resources and contributes to world hunger by redirecting the use of edible grains (Pimentel, et al., 2009, 9). We will look at 3 major points of debate on biofuel production: influence on food production, use of natural resources, and effect on the price of food....   [tags: ] 1283 words
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Alternative Fuel for Airplane - One of the most significant current discussions in sustainable aviation is alternative fuel for airplane, which is a serious argument; however, big question is that efforts to produce a more sustainable fuel to power aircraft are technically and ethically feasible. This paper going to investigate and show there is no alternative fuel to power aircraft in this time. The fuel using by airplane is fossil fuel, which is Jet A1 by burning this fuel there are impact on the global warming the researcher investigate what is the problem with fossil fuel (Jet A1)....   [tags: Energy, Sustainable Fuel] 2199 words
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The World's Reliance on Fossil Fuels - Fossil Fuels The day was Black Friday. Around the world people are purchasing goods and services that they may or may not need. Many of these goods created take crude oil to produce. The world needs to change its habits to sustain time in the creation of new alternatives to fossil fuels. In my research I found that crude oil or petroleum will only last approximately thirty to forty more years. That means that the clock is ticking and we must find a solution to this major question facing our world....   [tags: alternative energy, gasoline, oil] 1366 words
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The Corn Ethanol Industry - The corn ethanol industry has undergone several public relations iterations in recent years. It once emanated a cure all aura to domestic fuel market volatility, environmental concerns, and vulnerabilities to international energy markets. As research took place regarding the feasibility of large scale corn ethanol production, questions were raised as to the actual net economic and environmental effects of production. With the recent EPA change in corn ethanol classification, the market reality has once again changed....   [tags: Alternative Energy] 684 words
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Global Food Prices on the Rise - Who Benefits from Government Policies There are many companies, taxpayers and agencies that benefit from the promotion of production of ethanol. As noted in one resource, “Big Oil pocketed tens of billions of dollars through a little known subsidy called the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC)” (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, 2010, Take Action). Farmers in developed countries who receive subsidies from the government reap benefits from this policy because the more corn, or sugarcane, that is produced for ethanol, the larger the profit is for the farmers....   [tags: Economics, Global Government]
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Alternative Fuels - Alternative Fuels This day in age, one of the world’s main concerns is energy. Currently, we rely on petroleum to run our cars, and household central heat, and electricity in our homes. Petroleum is not only limited, but it is also dirtying up the world’s air, and depleting the ozone layer as it is burned. Alternative fuels are one of the worlds most talked about issues, and many solutions have been brought forth, yet none of them have been sophisticatedly acted upon. Through the list of pros and cons, one shall determine the importance of alternative fuels, and how bad the pros outweigh the cons, thus forcing the reality of the matter that we need to start moving towards these alternate forms of energy, and fuel....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Biodiesel vs. Ethanol - Biodiesel vs. Ethanol Both biodiesel and ethanol are derivatives of biomass that have been processed to create a liquid biofuel. Both types of biofuels have been touted as secure and environmentally safe alternatives to fossil fuels, however the research verifying these claims is extensive but often contradicting. In the following paper, the efficiency and quality of the two types of biofuel will be discussed. The effects of variables such as source materials and production techniques on efficiency and quality will be considered....   [tags: Compare Contrast Fuel Essays Papers]
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Algae: A Green Alternative - The Encyclopedia Britannica defines “biofuel” as “a fuel made primarily from oily plants (such as soybean or palm oil plant) and to a lesser extent from other oily sources (such as waste cooking fat from restaurant deep-frying)” (Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition). Alga is a tiny plant that uses photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy at a very rapid rate, and some species can even “double their weight several times a day” (University of Virginia). The rapid growth rate of algae and the fact that half of their composition by weight is lipid oil, the oil used in the production of biodiesel, makes algae a very attractive candidate in the production of biofuels....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Green Change - With high gas prices that are still on the climb, it may be time to switch to a different type of fuel for your vehicle. E85 could possibly be the answer. E85 is eighty-five percent denatured ethanol and fifteen percent gasoline. This blend of ethanol and gasoline is cheaper while providing a higher-octane level than conventional gasoline and will reduce the addiction to foreign oil while boosting the American economy. E85 has taken awhile to catch on in the states due to our addiction to foreign oil....   [tags: Energy ]
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Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Future - “By 2020, Hawaii is aiming to generate 20 percent of its energy from non-fossil fuels” (Brown et al. 2008, 11). According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Arent et al. 2009, 1-2), petroleum accounts for 90% of Hawaii’s energy consumption and 75% of their electricity. Since Hawaii has no pipelines or oil fields, they are forced to import petroleum to accommodate their energy needs (Arent et al. 2009, 1). Hawaii is disconnected from the rest of the United States, which means that Hawaii has to take care of its own energy needs (Croucher 2010, 79).How can alternative energy sources reduce the need to import of petroleum....   [tags: Energy ]
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Seawater Irrigation Is Solution To Water Shortages - “Agriculture is a major user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for 80% of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90% in many Western States” (“Irrigation and Water Use”). As population grows, our demand for food and agriculture also grows. Therefore, we need a more efficient irrigation system. In “U.S. to tighten tap for farmers”, Bloomekatz mentioned that the government had reduced or even refused to supply water to some agriculture fields in 2009. In Central Valley, the government had refused to provide water for over 200 water districts....   [tags: Drinking Water Scarcity]
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Assessing Renewable Energy Projects - As aforediscussed, many authors agree that capital utilization play an important role in defining business viability; however there is a lack of assessment methodologies for making such assessment possible on the context of assessing Renewable Energy Projects. In view of that, and in order to tackle this difficulty, a generic assessment model has been presented on Chapter three Within the context of studying Renewable Energy Projects, this section provides an application of the generic model as to provide a glance on the insights, or gains in knowledge that can be achieved from the exploration of capital....   [tags: Energy] 1149 words
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Alcohol Producing Yeast - Food and energy security have always been essential needs in various ways. This is due to their limited resources and their increasing demand by a growing human population [1, 2, 3]. At the same time demands of ethanol has been increasing since it is considered to be an alternative transportation energy source other than food consumption [4, 5]. Considerable attention has been given to ethanol production from various available sugar substrates such as molasses, sugar cane juice [6]; starchy materials like rice, millet, corn, sorghum, wheat, potato, cassava [3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10]; as first generation ethanol and cellulosic materials as second generation ethanol [11]....   [tags: Environment, Fossil Fuel, Crude Oil] 540 words
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Is Corn for Food or Fuel? - One day I pulled up to a gas station, and to my surprise I saw a new sticker on the pump. The sticker read,” Fuel may contain 10% Ethanol.” I was a little taken back by the sticker. I didn’t have a full understanding of why ethanol was being used in the fuel for my car. I knew that ethanol was a bi-product of corn and other plants, so I found myself asking the question, is corn for food or fuel. I got back into my car and returned to the freeway with this question on my mind. While driving I started noticing stickers and labels on other vehicles that read: CNG (compressed natural gas), Flex Fuel (allows vehicles to go between 2 different fuels), HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle), and Bio-diesel (cleaner burning diesel fuel, made from plants or vegetable oils)....   [tags: Energy ]
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Petroleum - Build or Burn - PETROLEUM – BUILD OR BURN CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES Petroleum is one of the three fossil fuels which consist of a mixture of hydrocarbons. Petroleum is used as an important source of energy worldwide. Approximately 90% of the petroleum which is extracted is used for energy. Petroleum is also important in the production of synthetic compounds such as plastics. Petroleum is not a renewable energy source like all fossil fuels so should not be used carelessly. So should we build or burn it. To make a valued opinion as to whether we should build or burn a few chemical concepts need to be understood which is discussed below....   [tags: Energy] 1046 words
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What is Bio-fuel? - What is Bio-fuel. Bio-fuels are fuels derived from sustainable and renewable biological sources (ABC’s). These sources, commonly referred to as Biomass, usually consists of either food crops (corn, sugar cane, wheat, and potato’s), various biological oils (peanut, sunflower, algae, and soy oil), or biological waste (waste vegetable oil, wood-chips, corn leaves and stalks, and yard waste) (Biofuels)(Biomass). Bio-fuels are often touted as a viable carbon-neutral replacement for carbon based fossil fuels....   [tags: Energy ]
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The Impact of Biodiesel on Automotive Catalyst Performance - Stringent diesel emissions regulations around the world have put much pressure on the shoulders of manufactures to reduce the level of emissions entering the atmosphere from diesel engines. Much of the initial attempt to achieve this by the manufactures was by the substitution of biodiesel in place of the conventional petroleum diesel. In order to create a balance between the vehicle performance and the imposed emissions regulations, many manufacturers prefer to blend petroleum diesel with biodiesel in a proportion which is deemed suitable to run on their engines....   [tags: Energy, Diesel] 1259 words
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Evolution, Immortality, and Humanity - Our ancient ancestors in the Neolithic Era only lived for an average of 20 years, an age now considered to be only the beginning of adulthood. As human technology become more sophisticated and knowledge of the ourselves and of nature expands, humans develop longer lifespan and the general quality of life improves. In fact, we have more than tripled the lifespan of our ancestors while retaining much of the same biological fitness. Humans have withdrawn from natural selection because technologies, not the evolution of the body, allow humans adapt to the ever-changing nature....   [tags: Genomics, Genome]
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Air Travel Industry Q&A - 1. Consider the air travel industry’s microenvironment. Using Figure 3.1, indentify the main companies and other organisations forming the microenvironment. Microenvironment is the factors that impact to organisation ability to serve its customers. In air travel industry, microenvironment can be say that is • Suppliers: Transport industry need vehicle to serve its customers, thus Boeing and Airbus, aerospace company, are main suppliers of air transport. Moreover, serving meal is one of its services that provided almost every flight....   [tags: Air Travel] 786 words
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An Analysis of the Use of Nanotechnology in Electrical Energy Production and Storage and as a Means of Reducing Energy Consumption. - The energy demand all over the world is expected to be 28 terawatts by 2050, which can lead to increase of energy consumption patterns and greenhouse gas production. (P.Alivisatos et al. 2005) One of the most significant issues the industrialised world is facing today is the energy challenge, issues associated with energy production, storage and reducing consumption of energy use. The use of energy has reason to rise over time due to an increase in the world population and the discovery of new technologies which require electrical energy....   [tags: Energy ]
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Genetically Modified Crops - A baker wakes up before dawn to start the run of wheat bread before the bakery doors open for business. A long haul trucker pulls into a truck stop to fill up his fuel tanks with biofuel, and a sugar plant operator in the United States is excited knowing the coming years the plant will have a new breed of sugar beet. This is all part of how genetic modified crops are being produce for human consumption. Genetic modified food crops have advanced agriculture fields to an all-time high. This advancement in genetic modified plants has offered the ability to use fewer pesticides, limit the amount of erosion from plowed ground, and control forbs in crops with herbicides knowing the crop will not die....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Energy Production - In today’s society, it’s nearly impossible to open a newspaper, fire up a computer, or hold a conversation that isn’t someway related to energy. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution over a century and a half ago, nothing has been more pivotal to mankind’s rise to power as the apex species of planet earth. Had our ancestors not discovered the potential of using million year old plant and animal remains to create combustible power, the world would look very different. There is no denying that energy production is one of, if not, the most important developments in human history....   [tags: Environment, Natural Gas] 1865 words
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Air Pollution Essay: Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change - Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the reason for the planet as it is today; the reason why we see campaigns flooding the media informing us to ‘switch off’, ‘save the planet’ and ‘turn down the heat’ and the reason why the government is trying to develop a successful scheme, such as the carbon tax scheme, to reduce air pollution caused by major industries. Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the two immediate causes of global warming and climate change. Air pollution occurs when chemicals or particulate matter enter the atmosphere....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 1498 words
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The Recent Global Food Crisis and Obesity Epidemic - It is evident that populations around the world are starkly staring at a food crisis that has picked momentum especially since 2008. This recent global food crisis has placed staple grains, the main sustenance for populations around the world, out of reach of the hundreds of millions of people in need of them. This has seen its effects being felt in both developed and developing countries (Magdoff, 2006: 1-7). This study will focus its attention on the explanation about this recent food crisis, how it reflects previous agri-food system tendencies and its relationship to diabetes, another food system problem....   [tags: Health, Agri-Food Sector] 1796 words
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Ethanol as the Answer - Ethanol as the Answer I. Introduction One of the most hotly contested debates in today’s realm of environmental concern is how to secure energy for the maintenance and improvement of quality of life in the future. To date, humanity has been blessed with plentiful reserves of cheap crude oil, which can be refined into a multitude of items that make the lives of many so convenient—gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, plastics, and fertilizers. In some parts of the world, these technologies merely facilitate survival....   [tags: Oil Energy Natural Resources Essays Papers]
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Brazil’s Bioethanol Initiative - Brazil’s Bioethanol Initiative The OPEC oil embargo caused many ripple effects throughout the world, but few places set in motion a response as dramatic as the county of Brazil. Brazil, a sprawling oil-poor country in South America was hit especially hard by the drop in ready world oil supplies. The county was gearing up for the transition from an agricultural and subsistence economy, to an industrialized one in the early seventies. This was accompanied by an increase in oil imports to the nation from overseas....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Uses and Hemp - Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Uses and Hemp Marijuana, dope, weed, pot, these are all names for a drug that has many medical uses, but it not currently legal in the United States. Marijuana is still used extensively for medical purposes, even though it is illegal. Marijuana, when smoked, produces a chemical substance known as THC, or tetra-hydro-cannabinol. It is often used as a recreational drug, which is used to heighten perception, and relax the mind and body. In medical use, it is a painkiller, used my patients of many chronic diseases....   [tags: Papers] 656 words
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Determining if Bagasse Contributes to Belize Electricity Resource - Determining if Bagasse Contributes to Belize Electricity Resource Graphics Missing Boyle states that “Bioenergy is the general term for energy derived from materials such as wood, straw, or animal waste, which were once living material”(p 106). The energy stored in a living organism even when it’s dead is known as biofuel. This fuel is capable of producing energy. A biomass used for creating bioenergy in Belize is bagasse. The bagasse that is produced in Belize is created by the Belize Sugar Industries....   [tags: Renewable Energy Environment Essays Papers]
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Biomass as an Alternative Energy - Biomass Abstract: The current use of energy in the United States, especially California, is foreshadowing catastrophe in our environment. Due to high demand of fossil fuels, the air is filled with more pollution every day. In addition to, it can increase the chances of having global warming. Since fossil fuels are generated from raw materials which are easy and cheap users are becoming extremely dependent on them. The main problem with fossil energy is that the supply of fossil fuels is not continuous....   [tags: Power Global Warming Climate Change Pollution]
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Ethanol Fuel - Missing Figures Ethanol Abstract: As of now we drive cars almost everywhere from home to the local store or different states. According to www.wikipedia.com there is “an estimated 243,023,485 registered passenger vehicles in the United States according to a 2004 DOT study!” 1That is a lot of cars. In a year the US alone consumes around 146 billion gallons of gasoline that is a huge amount. 2 According to figure 1 about 86% of all world energy comes from oil, gasoline, and coal; this leaves a tiny 14% to be divided among the other natural resources we could harness....   [tags: Energy Vehicle Automobile E85]
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Solar, Hydroelectric, and Wind Power cannot replace Fossil Fuels - Are Solar, Hydroelectric, and Wind Power Conceivable Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in the Future. Abstract: Fossils fuels are diminishing. Other, possibly more environmentally safe, energy sources are needed to replace them. The purpose of this study was to examine closely the three most common renewable energy sources—solar, wind, and hydroelectric power—as a solution to the “energy problem” of today and possibly the energy crisis of the future. However, solar and wind energy account for a very small percent of the energy used by the U.S....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Air Technology - Air technology increased as new laws forced factories and plants to comply the demands of the government. The three major types of air technology included wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy. These forms of air technology were created as the result of laws and legislations, which were the seeds of many new inventions. Wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy were important energy resources for air technology. Wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy were the three main types of air technology. Wind energy came from wind turbines....   [tags: Energy] 914 words
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Montana Needs Alternative Energy - The modern world is constantly attempting to create a smarter, cheaper, and more efficient living environment, in the fields of government, technology, and most of all, energy. Alternative energy has been on the agenda of every scientist and politician alike since the early 1990’s and increasing constantly with the advancement of the liberal political world since the early 2000’s, for the reasons of global warming, emission release and other motivations. Montana and its people’s attempt to modernize the potential substitution of fossil fuel energy has been impeded by the immense number of conservative political leaders in the late 20th and early 21st century....   [tags: Global Warming]
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The BRIC Nations - Currently the United States economy is in a state of financial crisis and the US’s financial woes can be felt around the world. However, the BRIC nations, which are Brazil, Russia, India and China, are a source of stability in the turbulent economic crisis, that is why it is imperative that the US maintains such relations. Jim O’Neil who first coined the term “BRIC” in 2001 exclaims that, “the BRIC consumer is going to rescue the world.” Though the BRIC nations are not superhero’s many economists reassure Americans that the economies of the BRIC nations will be able to withstand the recession, which will benefit the global market....   [tags: economics]
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Renewable Energy: The Revolution May Be Fueled With Corn - The Revolution May Be Fueled With Corn So it’s 2007 and the world is ending soon, say Nostradamus1 and Quetzacoatl2, ubiquitous urban lurkers and suited PhDs alike. So what to do now. It’s tempting to lock oneself away in solitude lazily watching Survivor: Filipino Slum, wolfing GMO corn-and-powdered-orange-facsimile -of-dairy-product edibles, witnessing the remaining vestiges of western culture disappear into the abyss of deserved self-immolation and collapse. Beats the alternative of staring into the face of the impending energy crisis, water wars, nuclear holocaust and the next season of American Idol....   [tags: Fossil Fuels Environment Essays Papers]
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Oil Revolution - The aim of this essay is to discuss the potential impact of the use of algae oils in replacement of petroleum on the lives of Hong Kong people in the next 50 years. The use of biofuels has been widely promoted around the world as a way to protect the natural environment and solve the energy problems (Demirbas and Demirbas 2010). Algae oil is a relatively new form of biofuels which can be extracted from algae lipids formed during photosynthesis (Mielenz 2009). One of its uses is to provide energy for motor vehicles (Leung 2003)....   [tags: Environmental Science, Informative] 1051 words
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- Alternative Energy in the United States: Why Biofuels are not a Sustainable Alternative With the current war in Iraq, concerns about terrorism, rising fuel prices, and a growing environmental awareness, Americans are having an increasing interest in alternative fuel sources. Two of the major alternatives being considered today are biodiesel and ethanol. Biodiesel and ethanol are alcohol based fuel replacements made from natural sources and are typically known as “green fuels.” One of the prominent green fuel supporters today is singer Willie Nelson, partner in the Willie Nelson Biodiesel Company, also known as BioWillie....   [tags: ] 3334 words
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Advertising of Hybrid Cars - Hybrid Cars: Saving the Environment Through Advertising Each year the average temperature of the earth increases .02 degrees Fahrenheit (Global Warming). Although this may not seem like a big change, our ecosystems are so fragile that even this slight boost in temperature is very destructive; oceans rise, glaciers melt at an alarming rate, species of animals cannot adapt and die off. As the twenty first century continues on, these changes are accelerating at an alarming rate, mainly due to population increase....   [tags: Automobiles Vehicles Marketing]
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Public Relations and Strategic Marketing at BMW - Public Relations Opportunity Public Relations or PR for short can help launch a new products sells and promotions or destroy it before a company can move it from the shelf. New companies and consumers tend to mistake Public Relations as advertising when in fact they are polar opposites. When a company advertises they pay to promote the products on TV, radio, or some type of media support. Public Relations, however the company may reap the benefits of the PR but not have to pay for it. Public Relations is defined in the following ways: “A form of communication directed at gaining public understanding and acceptance” (Learnthat, 1998-2004)....   [tags: Business Marketing] 2250 words
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COFCO and its Acquisition of Shares in Smithfield and Maverick - China’s large population and untapped market potential has made it an ideal paradise for investors and multinational corporations to invest into by trying to break into the market in different ways, mostly through joint ventures or research and development centers. Now, China has become the largest foreign direct investor for the past ten years as encouraged by the Chinese government. China has expanded into other markets, most notably in Sudan in which China has built oil refineries while helping to indirectly start an economic boom in the politically unstable country for which China has been called out for....   [tags: Business Management]
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Investigation on the Effects of 5’- and 3’-Untranslated Regions on Recombinant Hydrogenase Activity in the Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Chloroplast - Abstract The availability of a Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii strain without a nuclear hydrogenase gene has opened the door for exploration of the Hyd gene in the chloroplast. Biolistics and homologous recombination provide a well understood tool for integrating recombinant genetic material into the C. Reinhardtii chloroplast. The effects of different 5’- and 3’-untranslated regions on hydrogen production catalyzed by a eukaryotic hydrogenase will be measured. 1 Introduction With the reduced stability of fossil fuel supplies and prices, interest in transportation fuels based on biological sources has been renewed....   [tags: Biology]
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The Serious Problem of Global Warming - Global warming is a big problem in today’s world and its hindering the quality of life for every species. It affects their habitats and environments. Temperature rises and changing landscapes in the arctic circle are endangering several species of animals. Only the most adaptable will survive. If we fail to cut back on the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, scientists say during the 21st century earth could warm up to an additional 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The first initial problem is ice caps melting which causes a rise in sea levels....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 829 words
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Global Energy Demand - Global Energy Demand Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. The first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859. Since those two historic discoveries, technology and industry have rapidly grown to a point of absolute necessity today and is a key in the development of the human society to help control and adapt to the environment. The requirement of energy and oil throughout the world has also grown exponentially in parallel to meet this necessity. As developed countries, like the United States, Japan, China, and Canada, progress and grow in population, more demands for energy and fuel are created....   [tags: Energy ]
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We Must Prevent Global Warming - Several citizens died in the Midwest United States due to the effects of dangerous tornados, large hail, and severe flooding. Several deaths occurred during the flooding event. Kentucky received twenty inches of rain. The world as a whole needs to take action by reducing emissions. The vehicles that are driven emit tremendous amounts of carbon monoxide. This is gripping the world’s atmosphere as it traps heat and does not let it escape. The greenhouse effect occurs and also death from the weather that follows....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Bioplastics - Plastics are one of the most versatile of all material and we use them in everyday items such as cars, pens, planes, toothbrushes and the list goes on. But there is a problem, plastics are synthetic and take very long to decompose in landfills so we can’t get rid of them easily. Well, now there is a lot of hype about bio plastics; plastics that are made using corn, potato or other annually renewable sources which are compostable & biodegradable (Glen 2009). Bio-plastics are commonly portrayed as environmentally friendly in terms of the time it take to decompose but there are many more cons to bio-plastics than pros....   [tags: environment]
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Ethanol: A Problem or a Solution? - A large part of the alternative fuels boom has been a part of civilization for thousands of years: ethanol. The same substance that makes alcoholic beverages intoxicating is also a useful fuel. Ethanol’s potential as a motor fuel has been known since the first internal combustion engines were made; The Ford Model T was able to run on gasoline, ethanol or any mix of the two (Bettelheim 802). As the use of automobiles grew from the 1900's to the 1920's, it was found that petroleum was a cheaper fuel source than ethanol (Bettelheim 802)....   [tags: Energy]
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Crude Oil and Hydrocarbons - Crude Oil and Hydrocarbons Petroleum, also known as crude oil is formed from fossilized remains of marine plants and animals that settled on the sea floor millions of years ago. Petroleum consists of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons molecules including parrafins, aromatics, napthenes/ cycloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes. Hydrocarbons are molecules that contain hydrogen and carbon atoms that form various structures from straight chains to branching chains and rings. Hydrocarbons with low molecular weights, such as propane (C3H8) are in a gaseous form....   [tags: Environment, fossil fuels]
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The Power of Green Technology - In the last three years alone, the advancements made in green technology have been massive. Already there are examples of green technology that have been made readily available to residential consumers at affordable rates with realistic reimbursements through reduced billing amounts, tax breaks, and increased efficiencies. The science of green technology continues to grow however, with more environmentally friendly and efficient methods of accomplishing everyday tasks on residential, commercial, and industrial levels....   [tags: Conservation, Environment]
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The Culture of Somalia - In this assessment my main focus will be on Somalia. I will briefly touch on its regional neighbors because its neighbors are detrimental to Somalia. I will highlight the globalization effects of this region and the effects it plays to the United States and its global security. I will show how the forces of globalization have affected Somalia’s interests particularly in the region of security needs and human security crises to include food, water, and environmental insecurity. The Somali Peninsula is a region of East Africa and is sometimes also referred to as the Horn of Africa (HOA)....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Unconditional Planetary Love - Over the years, the Earth’s atmosphere has been exposed to many man-made products and pollutants, and has incurred detrimental effects in return. The ozone layer is suffering severe damage from the gasses that are emitted from cars, factories, aerosol sprays and much more. “Fossil fuels are the single largest of atmospheric pollution; when burnt, they release in the air particle matter, carbon monoxide and dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and sulfur, and metal compounds” (Our Planet). There are many things that can be done, to reduce the negative effects which are now occurring....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Alternative Energy]
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Is Your Food Safe? - America’s consumers today, whom are concerned with the food they are eating, will take time to look at nutritional information and the ingredients listed on the label. They check for the carbohydrates, fats, calories, sugars, and fiber. Consumers believe that thoroughly reading the label on this and other foods gives them some assurance that the food they are eating is healthy. The reason is that government standards require companies to list everything that goes into the package and ensure the ingredients are safe for human consumption....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Hazards of Climate Change - Going into this class I was only vaguely aware of the hazards of the changing climate and the dangerous effects of global warming that are becoming evident in our environment. The material that I have learned in this class has allowed me to have a much better understanding of how important it is to do my best to prevent these negative effects on the environment. It is extremely critical for the inhabitants of the world to learn to stop destroying the environment, to focus on decreasing these negative effects, and to maintain a strong and healthy world for us to live in....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]
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Genetically Modified Crops - Genetically Modified Crops 1. Introduction It is ironic that some individuals, strongly supporting fresh, organic natural vegetables to be delivered to their dinner tables, enjoy purchasing genetically modified crops that make their lives easier. The United States of America is one of the most prominent countries where genetically modified crops are widely adopted, in contrast to Europe where genetically modified food has never gained approval from the public, and Japan where no genetically modified crops are grown commercially....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Best Places in Kazakhstan to Build Wind Systems - It is widely believed that wind power stations have a significant amount of drawbacks, which can excel its positive side. Critics maintain the idea that wind systems require a significant amount of space for producing comparatively small quantity of energy. It is argued that coal mines, for example, are sufficiently more productive and occupy less area than wind power stations. However, there is an evidence for the opposing side. However, before explaining the argument, it is necessary to understand power density, which is a value of energy spread over a definite amount of area....   [tags: Environment, Energy, Coal Mines] 1925 words
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Air Pollution Control: Banning Private Vehicles is NOT the Solution - In this modern era, the level of pollution worldwide has been increasing consistently which in turn has brought harm to humans via many different ways. Consequently, the government must find a solution to solve this problem as speedily as possible. However, banning the ownership of private vehicles is not the only and definitely not the best way to decrease pollution. Although carbon emissions from vehicles do contribute towards a significant amount of pollution, banning the ownership of private vehicles in modern day society is unnecessary because pollution can also be caused by many other factors such as bad lifestyle choices on humanity’s part, lack of stricter or enforcement of environmental laws by governments as well as the fact that vehicles are an essential part of modern city life....   [tags: Persuasive, Environmental Issues] 1503 words
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Global Business - 1. Introduction: In current years, the global business has many changes significantly. The fabrication of smart device such as iphone or ipad has altered the way people interact. Simultaneously, the creation of “cleantech” which is abbreviate from Clean Technology (Adriaen, 2010), also contribute to establish the new human’s behavior and alleviate the proportion of greenhouse gas emission. According to statistics of Environmental research web organization, there are 36% of all carbon dioxide from manufacturing industry, 40% from buildings and appliances and 24% from transport....   [tags: Technology, Smart Devices] 1934 words
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Renewable Energy - Energy Energy is a crucial necessity and with the ever increasing need for it and the high and fluctuating prices of oil, researchers are constantly coming up with newer and more sophisticated alternative sources of energy. However, energy comes at a cost, as it is either expensive or it possesses high health risks. This essay presents the concept of energy by discussing the two major types of energy, the various forms it could take, including renewable sources of energy, energy conservation and above all it talks about the safest and cleanest alternatives....   [tags: Energy]
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Ecosystem Services - D1. What are ecosystem goods and services. People have been relying for their daily needs and well-being on nature. The natural ecosystem provides varieties of goods and services to us, for instance, fresh water, fisheries, timber, water purification etc. The benefits that people directly get from the natural systems are called ecosystem services (ES). The natural ecosystem provides both goods and services to us. The ecosystem goods are the things that people produced from soil, water and plants; Crops, Fibre, Timber, Livestock, Tourism, etc....   [tags: Environmental Science]
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Bioinformatics - Solving Biological Problems Using DNA and Amino Acid Sequences - Bioinformatics - Solving Biological Problems Using DNA and Amino Acid Sequences 1. Introduction In the wake of Genomic revolution, biology that used to be a lab-based science has transformed to embrace Information science. Human Genome Project is a 13-year project focusing on identifying approximately 30,000 genes in human DNA. The information found is stored in databases, analyzed and used for different purposes like simplifying diagnosis of disease, earlier detection of genetic predisposition to specific disease, custom drugs, gene therapy, gene replacement technologies [1]....   [tags: Science Biology Biological Papers]
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Energy Options for the New Millennium - Energy Options for the New Millennium Without electrical energy, society would collapse. Some argue that we would not have the environmental problems that the earth is plagued with today without modern technology, and other critics luddistically suggest relying on a minimal supply of energy and low technology. "There are some...who foresee...when all our electricity will be solar...It is a world of low technology and a simpler life...They call it living in harmony with nature, but it might also be called sliding back toward the lifestyle of our primeval ancestors...[and] there would be no place for...large industrial operations except, presumably, for manufacturing solar cells" (Cohen)....   [tags: Oil Fossil Fuels Renewable Essays Papers]
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Alternative Fuels to Oil - Missing Works Cited Recently alternative fuels have been gaining popularity, especially here in the United States. The advantages of many of these fuels are being recognized with the rising cost of crude oil. Other countries around the world have been using alternative fuels for years, such as in Brazil where they have good feedstock for some fuels such as ethanol. Biofuels are also becoming cost effective with higher crude oil prices and can be completely renewable. The best thing about many of these alternative fuels is they can be readily used in standard internal combustion engines with little or no modification....   [tags: energy oil power ethanol biodiesel hydrogen] 885 words
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The unsuccesful use of ethanol - The Unsuccessful Use of Ethanol Current interest in ethanol fuel in the United States mainly lies in bio-ethanol, produced from corn, but there has been considerable debate about how useful bio-ethanol will be in replacing fossil fuels in vehicles. Concerns relate to the large amount of arable land required for crops, as well as the energy and pollution balance of the whole cycle of ethanol production. I don't think the US could implement the use of ethanol or other alternate fuels successfully as Brazil has done for many reasons: firstly, ethanol production in the United States does not benefit the nation's energy security, its agriculture, economy or the environment because ethanol production requires large fossil energy input to produce these fuels than you get out from the combustion of these products....   [tags: Alternative fuel bio-ethanol] 779 words
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