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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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Types of Biofuel - The world at present is facing a crisis of energy shortage. The steady supply of energy from petroleum for the past one and a half century have already passed its peak and is in an exponential decline. The key to resolving the crisis and ensuring a sustainable future is in the development and usage of renewable energy. Biofuel is a renewable source of energy that is derived from organic matter and has a great potential to replace fossil fuel as an alternative source of energy. Human beings have been using biofuels at a very early time in the form of firewood to cook and keep warm, but research and development has to be carried out in order to produce biofuels in forms that are more suitable...   [tags: Earth, Energy Shortage, Petroleum]
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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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Plausibility of algae biofuel - INTRODUCTION It is widely acknowledged that the current rate of fossil fuel consumption is not sustainable, and the depletion of crude oil and petroleum fuels has created strong interest in finding alternative means of producing energy. In developed nations, the average lifestyle is desperately dependent on increasingly limited resources. People can wait until relying on fossil fuels is critically inhibitive and be forced to transition for survival, or they can choose to adapt now since it is only a matter of time....   [tags: Fossil Fuels, Natural Resources]
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Environment or Greed? Biofuel - In reality the fuel used by everyone today is made from corn and could plant corn forever, but eventually it will cause land exhaustion, making it harder to grow any crop at all. Once the land is dried and unable to reproduce anymore food or supply, there will be no more oil production left in the world. This not only increases the process of fuel making, but it also increases the price range, because the modern oil is enriched, and thick, oil like that is hard to reproduce, but it would be easier if the nations switch oil to Low-Carbon fuel, this type of oil helps save more money because it is just taken and recycled like paper plates or plastic water bottles....   [tags: land exhaustion, corn, fuel]
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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: A Source of Energy that Replaces Petroleum Usage - ... The biomass must be equal or greater to the previous biomass to remove a substantial amount of carbon dioxide from the environment. Doubling crops on the same plot of land will allow for greater amount of biomass throughout the year (Tilman et al. 2009). Creating certain harvested biofuels between conventional food crops seasons it would increase biomass without effecting the food yield. Furthermore, there would be a balance between environmental protection as well as food production stability....   [tags: Fossil Fuels, Environment] 1167 words
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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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The Choice of Next-Generation Biofuels - General Topic: Algae Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about algae being environmentally friendly. Central Idea: Algae able to fight against the global warming, pollution, and climate change by consuming the polluted gas carbon dioxide (〖CO〗_2), purifying the wastewater and using bio-energy. Algae able to fight against the global warming, pollution and climate change by consuming polluted gas carbon dioxide (〖CO〗_2) and convert to useful oxygen (O_2). Algae able to fight against the global warming, pollution and climate change by purifying the wastewater and which lead to produce algae biomass and bio-fuel....   [tags: BioFuel, Wastewater]
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Alternative Ways to Regulate Fuel - Most of us as Americans, own some type of fuel powered devices like vehicles. Fuel to power vehicles is mainly dug out from the ground. Fuel not only powers vehicles but many other tools and machinery. We are all well aware that digging up oils and fossils to make these fuels isn't very healthy for our earth and environment. When these fuels are burnt up in our cars and other machines alike it creates pollution. With an estimated 1 billion running cars in the world knowing each is causing a certain amount of pollution no matter how little or big this is very scary....   [tags: biofuel, oil, fossils, pollution]
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Carbon Dioxide: A Renewable Resource? - Picture smog filled cities being pollution free, while producing clean biofuel and oxygen. Highly polluted areas, such as the Los Angeles area, pose a threat to the elderly, children, and people suffering with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (“People at Risk,” 2013). Algae can be used to harness the carbon dioxide, nitrogen, make oxygen and be refined for biofuel. Cyanobacteria is the most common type of microalgae used for biofuel (“Massachusetts company making,” 2011) The biofuel from algae can be cost effective, only costing ten to twenty dollars a barrel to produce....   [tags: environment, clean biofuel, oxygen]
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Ethanol: A Sustainable Fuel - Sustainability refers to something that is used and can be replenished in time to use it again. The United States is known for being innovative and moving forward in its development. What keeps the United States mobile and moving. We use fuel, more specifically gasoline. The United states has become more aware of the environment and have found out that gasoline is a precious resource and is not unlimited. Many people fear changing fuel, because they have gotten used to gasoline. One way for the United States to become more sustainable is to fix its fuel source problem....   [tags: biofuel, gasoline, natural gas]
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Biofuels: 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: Biofuels Essay] 1283 words
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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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Petroleum Scarcity: Cellulosic Biofuels and Issues of Biotechnology - Faced with petroleum scarcity, it is vital that humans discover more alternative energy resources. Humans to support daily life productivity frequently use petroleum each day. However since petroleum is not a renewable resource some day in the future humans will consume up all the petroleum reserves and it will come to a point that human must alter their ways life. The scarcity of petroleum makes alternative energy a popular and heavily researched subject. Although we do have some alternative resources already in use in many parts of the world, such as solar power and wind power we need more options because these sources are hard to control and transport....   [tags: energy, biofuels, organic matters]
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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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Biofuels and Their Effects on Water Resources - Biofuels and Their Effects on Water Resources Due to desires to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, the increasing concerns of trade balances and geopolitics, as well as the growing rise of the price of crude oil, nations worldwide are taking bigger steps in establishing sustainable energy alternatives [1]. In order to meet more sustainable energy needs there has been an increase in the demand of biofuels. With this increase in demand comes the increase demand of water, which is already a limiting factor in food production in many parts of the world....   [tags: Energy, Environmental Management]
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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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Energy Resources: Fossil Fuels to Biofuels - What do you use for fuel. It is probably is gasoline or diesel. Well, there is another source of fuel, and it is renewable. Biofuels are fuel made of organic material, and where energy is produced from plants. One biofuel, ethanol, could eventually replace gasoline (petroleum). Biofuels are a cleaner energy than fossil fuels, but there are advantages and disadvantages for both biofuels and fossil fuels. Biofuels contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Organic material like vegetable oil can be used to produce biofuel....   [tags: ethanol, organic materials]
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Fossil Fuel versus Biofuels as a Primary Fuel for Transportation - Should we then abandon fossil fuel completely and change to a cleaner type of fuel. Fossil fuel has always been the blame on the bad and polluted environment that we have right now. But we still use fossil fuel, or in this paper we call it petroleum, because it is highly efficient to use it for our transportation fuel. The ‘abundant’ reserve and the increasing development of technology to harness it efficiently from beneath us has made us realize that petroleum is the best fuel for our transportation needs....   [tags: petroleum, biodiesel, oil, fuel]
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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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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: Biofuels Essays] 3334 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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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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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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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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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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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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Environment Friendly Airplanes - In the postwar period the passengers and cargo air traffic worldwide has grown rapidly. The plane has stopped for a long time to be a luxury or a prohibitive mean of transportation, being preferred for the rapidity of transport, the smooth organization and running of traffic, increased comfort and safety. The plane remains today the most effective and most used means of transport over long and very long distances. Effective only if we think about speed, because if we think in terms of ecological issues, air transport is a very important source of pollution contributing to ozone depletion and global warming....   [tags: Increasing Air Traffic]
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Life Cycle Assessment of Biodiesel Production - Introduction The transportation of goods and people has dramatically altered earth’s landscape. The ease of mobility has enhanced and increased the transportation of everything. From miles traveled for our food before it arrives on our plates to the miles we travel to and from our jobs, transportation needs have increased. Humankind's insatiable appetite for transport necessitates cheap and abundant energy; a fleeting reality. Further, transportation and the energy used to power mobility has not bode well for the planet....   [tags: Transportation of Goods, Algae Farms]
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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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Legalization of Marijuana: Know the Facts before Choosing a Side - Since the 1950’s, the United States has had mandatory sentencing for possession of marijuana. Throughout this country’s history, marijuana has been used as a productive attribute to society. In the 17th century, the production of hemp, the plant which marijuana is diverted from, was in fact encouraged by the government. While leaving the 60’s and 70’s decades, marijuana became looked down upon for social media became more conservative and more hard on crime. Marijuana, like any other drug, may come with adverse side effects but the scale of societal benefits would greatly overcome the negative attitude towards marijuana use....   [tags: marijuana, weed, cannabis]
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Wilbur and Orville Wright and the First Airplane - In 1903, I can only imagine that the single thought inside of both Wilbur and Orville Wright’s minds was to get their airplane off the ground. Because of their dream of heavier-than-air flight, mankind has gone from a flight of 120 feet, in an aircraft designed largely out of wood, using bicycle drive technology (World Digital Library, 2013), to a spacecraft that is about to leave our solar system (Voyager I). To quote American author, Napoleon Hill (1992), “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” When we stop to consider how far we have come in just over one hundred years, is it even possible to conceive what air travel might look like a hundred years from now....   [tags: dream, aircraft]
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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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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...   [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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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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Renewable Energy: Is It the Solution? - Introduction Renewable energy is considered a revolutionary thing, something that can save us from peak oil and climate change, but is it really what it seems. Renewable energy can help ease our predicament. There are multiple ways to achieve this, including the use of newer, greener technologies such as wind, solar power, and biomass. The purpose of this paper is to educate, theorize, and discuss various aspects of renewable energy, such as its history, development, and the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy....   [tags: wind power, solar power, biomass, geothermal]
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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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Bio fuels of Yeast fermentation - Introduction Biofuels are an importance source of fuel due to the cause that they are infinite and can be found easily compared to fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are finite, hard to find and are not cost-effective as biofuels are. Another good thing about biofuels is that don’t contribute to global warming as much as fossil fuels do. Biofuels are mainly used for as a source of energy and sustainable transport. The ways that these biofuels are produces is that fact they convert living organism’s derivatives into biomass and use it as a fuel source (European Environment Agency, 2011)....   [tags: Carbon Dioxide, Glucose Solution]
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The Power of Algae - When people hear the word biodiesel, rarely do they think of their cars running off of algae or corn. Though the majority of people do not realize it yet, the possibility that gasoline could be replaced with biodiesel is very possible. The reason that biodiesel could become the next fuel is because with the state of industrialism today, carbon dioxide is being added to the atmosphere at alarming rates. With about four hundred parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today, complications are starting to occur, and will magnify as time goes on if we do not act (CO2 Now)....   [tags: Renewable Resource Fuel, Potential, Analysis]
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Nuclear Energy: The Future of Energy Production - Humanity as a whole needs to replace our outdated energy resources with newer, more efficient, less wasteful and destructive sources. Petroleum, Coal, lead batteries and many other high-risk sources are already being replaced by cleaner and safer methods of creating and storing energy. Semi-Renewable sources such as biofuels and collected methane are being implemented to clean up waste from agricultural sources. Renewable sources such as Hydroelectricity and Solar Energy are also being implemented, but are too costly to keep up, have a high rate of waste if ever they fail, and don’t have nearly enough energy output to sustain large populations....   [tags: Pro Nuclear Energy]
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Water Consumption Worldwide and Water Waters - Water is among one of the worlds’ most valuable resources, and although roughly 70% of the earths’ surface is made up of water, only 1% percent of that can be used for human consumption, another 2% is water in glacier ice and the next 97% is salt water that we cannot consume unless it has undergone an expensive process, desalination. Studies on my topic: Water Consumption Worldwide: 1. Our water is used in various ways and it contributes to almost everything that we use on a daily bases. On a worldwide scale, 70% of our water is used in agriculture, 20% is used in industry and the last 10% is used for household purposes....   [tags: water, desalination, water wasters] 523 words
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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 altern...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Art of Algae Shocking Analysis - When people hear the word biodiesel, rarely do they think of their cars running off of algae or corn. Even so, gasoline being exchanged for biodiesel could be a great possibility for the near future with some of the extreme climate issues. With industrialism today, carbon dioxide is being added to the atmosphere at alarming rates. With about 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today, complications are starting to occur. Burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to the high emission level....   [tags: biodiesel, gasoline, fossil fuels]
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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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Corn Ethanol: The Future Fuel? - 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 a considerable amount greenhouse gas, current technology already lets renewable fuel like biofuels to shrink a certain amount of greenhouse gas production, making it a more ‘clean’ source of ener...   [tags: global warming, renewable energy, brazil]
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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...   [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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How to Eliminate the Dependence on Oil and its Byproduct - Oil refers to a resource, drilled from the ground, used largely to power the United States and is distinguished by the multitude of products that are produced from it. One of the largest uses of oil is to power our vehicles. However, the United States does have ways to eliminate its dependence on oil and its byproducts. We have many ways of powering the nation, and other nations have already provided examples of being able to do so. This needs to become something more people realize as we learn more about global warming....   [tags: hydrogen fuel, biodiesel, fossil fuel]
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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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Tata Power's Corporate Social Responsibility - In 1910, Mr. Jamshetji Tata opened Tata Hydroelectric Power supply Company. Tata Power Company (TPC) is created the first hydro-electric power plants in Khopoli in 191, and in 1919, the second was built in Bhivpuri India. TPC is the largest power company located in Mumbai Maharastra. This corporation generates, transfers and delivers electricity using fuel and renewable resources such as hydropower, geothermal energy, wind, and solar, ("Tata Power," 2013). TCP employee over 200,000 people across India and is the country’s largest employer (Srivastava, Negi, Mishra, & Pandey, 2012)....   [tags: education, TPC,reneable resources]
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The Pros and Cons of Ethanol as a Renewable Source of Energy - 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: Renewable Energy Essays]
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