Palaschak Evan Richard

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  • 1. Junkyard Project By: Jacob Palaschak, Richard Buffingstans, and the E snydro
  • 2. Ethanol Cars
    • Description – Ethanol is a biofuel alternative to gasoline made form the conversion of carbon-based feedstock, such as corn, sorghum, potatoes, wheat or sugar cane.
    Not my corn car
  • 3. Pros and cons for Ethanol fuel
    • Pros:
    • Ethanol burns cleaner that fossil fuels
    • The price of a gallon of pure ethanol is comparable to the price of a gallon of gasoline.
    • Corn farmers can make more money.
    • Corn is processed into ethanol, so more factories have to be built, which means more jobs.
    • The plants that ethanol is made from also take carbon dioxide from the air.
  • 4. Pros (cont.)
    • Ethanol is made from corn, soybeans, and few other vegetables. These are all renewable resources.
    • Using ethanol results in less greenhouse gases, which slows down global warming.
  • 5. Cons of ethanol fuel
    • Cons:
    • The price of items that have corn in them will rise because of the demand of more ethanol.
    • Other crops will grow less because of the need form corn and other ethanol-producing plants.
    • More land will be cleared for farming.
    • If there is a drought, there will be a fuel shortage.
  • 6. Solar Cars
    • Description – A solar vehicle is a vehicle powered by a type of renewable energy, by solar energy obtained from solar panels on the surface.
    Not my sun car
  • 7. Pros and cons of Solar cars
    • Pros:
    • Solar cars are extremely energy efficient
    • They produce no emissions
    • They are very quiet
    • They require no fuel
  • 8. Cons of Solar cars
    • Cons:
    • They are totally dependant on the sun
    • Their entire top surface is required for solar cells
    • Powering the vehicle leaves no power for luxuries like air-conditioning
  • 9. Hybrid cars
    • Description – A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle.
    Not my speed racing electric car
  • 10. Pros and cons of Hybrid cars
    • Pros:
    • Hybrid cars have better gas mileage – they take you twice as far as the conventional vehicle for every gallon of fuel.
    • You’ll save a lot more money in the long-run. With hybrids, you will save approximately $2,300 over a ten year period.
    • Hybrids are more fuel efficient and better for the environment.
  • 11. Pros (cont.)
    • Regular maintenance and repairs are just like getting a normal car fixed. They have many of the same parts as normal cars and can be serviced by any qualified mechanic.
  • 12. Cons of hybrid cars
    • Cons:
    • In reality, the mileage is 10% less that what the tag claims.
    • The cost of hybrid cars range form $19,000 to $25,000 compared to other cars.
    • Regular maintenance and repairs are no problem, but hybrids have unique problems of their own.
  • 13. Sources
    • http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/pictures/1974_Ford_Country_Squire_2.jpg
    • www.farmagriculture.com/Images/Products/ethan
    • http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111135/conspros.htm
    • http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/49130/cars/pros_and_cons_of_owning_a_hybrid_car.html
  • 14. The End