The US is the largest producer of ethanol as a source of fuel in the whole world. It has recently allowed the use of ethanol in local gas stations. Some states are allowing the use of ethanol as others…
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Ethanol in the US is an alternative to foreign oil. The government established that it is easier to rely on ethanol for energy other than relying on foreign countries for oil. For many years, there has been use of oil as a source of energy in running machines. There has also been a constant rivalry between countries on the control of oil and its products. In addition to this, the oil wells are on the state of almost complete depletion and at one time, there will be no more of it. The government decided to seek an alternative source of energy that is reliable and easier to regenerate (Shawn & Kimberly 168).
Another advantage of ethanol is that it is of an organic origin. Ethanol is a plant-based fuel whose production hails from agricultural products such as corn, waste paper, wheat, sugarcane and sorghum. The resources used to produce it are available locally from farmers. This easy availability makes it easier to rely upon as compared to oil. In using locally produced raw material, it also contributes to the development of the economy making it economically friendly (Gaffigan 42).
Ethanol is environmentally friendly. When producing energy, ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline. Car users note that ethanol does not produce large amounts of toxic materials to the environment as compared to the alternative gasoline. The commodity does not contain toxic materials such as lead and benzene, which compose the components of gasoline making it toxic. This advantage, of being environmentally friendly, gains ethanol’s popularity over gasoline (Shawn & Kimberly 168).
Although ethanol is friendly to the natural environment, scientists prove it very corrosive. Ethanol is a good absorber of water and dirt. This property enables it to absorb water and dirt in the engines of motor vehicles. In the event that the water and dirt does not filter out properly, it causes corrosion and a lot of damage in the interior of the engine block. In addition to
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Ethanol has been widely used by nearly every civilization and still continues to this day. Now, as the quest for a replacement for fossil fuels drives research, ethanol has taken a vital place in the energy needs of the future. Ethanol was not used as a fuel until Samuel Morey developed the first combustion engine in 1824; it ran on ethanol and turpentine.
E85 fuel (85% of ethanol) is considered to be an alternative, renewable kind of fuel. History of ethanol use in America begins probably with the outstanding Ford Model T - the first flexible-fuel vehicle. The first ethanol- gasoline mixes appeared on the world market in the 70’s, E85 - in mid -1990’s.
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As it is renewable and environmental-friendly source of energy like Newman (2008, pp 23-25) in his study shows different energy trends, prospects, assets and liabilities in different political systems and regions. Accordingly, the production of fuel from agricultural waste is being described by the previous researchers as the answer to the global dependency on fossil fuels (World Bank 2008).
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This paper will throw light upon the production cost of Ethanol and how does its production affect corn."In 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture surveyed 21 dry-mill ethanol plants to estimate their 2002 production costs, including both variable (feedstock and plant operation) and capital expenses.