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Jons Cpsc

  1. 1. Ethanol: The fuel of a better future! Jonathan C. Slack 334980
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS <ul><li>What is Ethanol? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Ethanol </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Limitless Supply </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>How Ethanol is Already Being Used Globally </li></ul><ul><li>Future Sources of Ethanol </li></ul><ul><li>Sources Cited </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS ETHANOL? <ul><li>Ethanol is an organic molecule with the formula CH5(OH) </li></ul><ul><li>It is commonly known as alcohol, the very same liquid university students sometimes drink a little too much of. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BENEFITS OF ETHANOL <ul><li>Ethanol has several advantages over conventional gasoline fuel: </li></ul><ul><li>Various environmental benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Limitless Supply </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits local producers, instead of only certain wealthy oil companies. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environmental Benefits of Ethanol <ul><li>According to Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol use reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 36-42% compared to regular gasoline. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethanol emits no toxic carbon monoxide fumes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Endless Supply of Ethanol <ul><li>Ethanol is a renewable resource! </li></ul><ul><li>The theoretical maximum yield Canada could produce without infringing upon other necessities is 41.2 billion liters/year. </li></ul><ul><li>This is enough to fill 1642 Olympic sized swimming pools of ethanol. </li></ul>X 1642!
  7. 7. Benefit to Farmers <ul><li>Ethanol demand has led to worldwide increase in grain prices </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat and Barley have doubled in $ over the last 5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>distilleries need constant supply of grains, which gives farmers an outlet to sell crops . </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Ethanol Is Already Used <ul><li>In Brazil 30% of the fuel used in cars is ethanol. </li></ul><ul><li>In North America, several gas stations, such as Mohawk, use ethanol blend fuels of up to 10% ethanol. </li></ul><ul><li>In Formula 1 racing, many cars are powered 100% by ethanol because it burns hotter than regular gasoline, increasing power. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Future Sources of Ethanol <ul><li>An exiting new technology being developed is cellulosic ethanol. </li></ul><ul><li>This is ethanol made from unusable parts of plants such as stalks and roots. </li></ul><ul><li>This is possible by using bacteria and algae in order to digest tough fibers into ethanol. </li></ul><ul><li>Cellulosic ethanol extraction is predicted to allow ethanol production to quadruple in the next twenty years. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>www.ethanol.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Ethanol </li></ul><ul><li>www.harvestcleanenergy.org/enews/enews_0505/enews_0505_Cellulosic_ Ethanol .htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.freeenergynews.com/Directory/ Ethanol /index.html </li></ul>Sources

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