Facts On Fuels

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Boaters don’t have to be all at sea when it comes to protecting the planet from pollution. As petroleum companies stop blending fuels using the additive MTBE and begin using ethanol blends instead, many boat owners are floating some creative ways to deal with the issue. MTBE has a superior capability to “oxygenate” fuel, reducing […]


Future Of Oil

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In recent days oil market has witnessed surge in global oil price. Crude oil went to a two-month high on concern that U.S. refiners will fail to produce enough gasoline to keep up with peak demand this summer. Short fall in supply of oil from Nigeria and uncertainty on Iranian nuclear issues are already keeping […]


The Commercial Production Of Ethanol From Corn

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This second article by Absolute Futures will explain the commercial production of ethanol. Ethanol is a product of fermentation. Fermentation is a sequence of reactions which release energy from organic molecules in the absence of oxygen. In this application of fermentation, energy is obtained when sugar is changed to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Changing corn […]


Bushels Of Corn Required To Make A Bushel Of Ethanol

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This third article by Absolute Futures will show how many bushels of Corn are required to produce just one gallon of ethanol. This will definitely impress upon anyone who trades the commodity corn, how Ethanol production impacts the total supply of Corn available for live cattle feed, as well as, other domestic uses. Each bushel […]


Biofuels As Alternative Sources Of Energy

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Biofuels are produced by converting organic matter into fuel for powering our society. These biofuels are an alternative energy source to the fossil fuels that we currently depend upon. The biofuels umbrella includes under its aegis ethanol and derivatives of plants such as sugar cane, as well aS vegetable and corn oils. However, not all […]


Flex Fuel Vehicle And Ethanol

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Flexible fuel vehicles are just like an average car in the sense that they use a single gas tank. But it can run on a mixture of gasoline and alcohol based fuel. Any car made after 1988 can run on a mixture of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline. A flexible fuel vehicle can run on […]


Specialty Motor Oil Protects Cars From Effects Of Ethanol

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Since President Bush announced an agenda for weaning the country from dependency on foreign oil, new ethanol plants have been popping up across the nation. Ethanol demand is rising. If you fuel your car in the U.S., you are putting ethanol in your gas tank because regular gasoline now contains at least 10 percent ethanol. […]


Switch Grass As A Possible Alternative Fuel

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The answer to all of America’s energy and oil needs might be as simple as a grass, switch grass to be exact. Switch grass is an amazingly easy to produce grass that can be converted to ethanol. Ethanol holds lots of promise as an alternative to gasoline. When you look at all the benefits of […]


What Is Ethanol

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The use of ethanol as an alternative fuel is becoming increasingly popular by ever conscious consumers wishing to do their little bit for the planet. It may even be a better alternative to bio fuel, it seems that it is a lot more pleasant to make at any rate. What is Ethanol? Ethanol is a […]


What Is E85 Ethanol And How Is It Made

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With gasoline prices rising higher and higher, with no relief in sight, consumers are becoming more aware of and more interested in alternative fuel sources. One of those viable fuel sources is E85 ethanol. These days, there is quite a bit of talk about this fuel, and why shouldn’t there be? After all, it costs […]


Crop Fed Cars Hit The Highways

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A popular new fuel, E85, could help put the brakes on America’s foreign-oil dependency. The Department of Energy provides these answers to some frequently asked questions about the fuel: Q: What is E85 and what are its benefits? A: E85 is a fuel that is 85 percent ethanol (distilled from American corn, as well as […]


Why Should I Use E85 Ethanol

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As people become more aware of the damage that has been done to our planet and to the environment, questions have risen about what to do now to prevent further damage. E85 ethanol is the name that a fuel consisting of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline is called by in the United States. […]


Ethanol As An Alternative

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Ethanol fuel is changing our lives and changing the economy in ways no one anticipated before, with energy costs rising every day, there has been an increased interest in ethanol fuel. Ethanol is a variety of alcohol that can be produced in a natural fashion, similar to the way in which alcoholic beverages are produced. […]


Ethanol Fuels Becoming More Accessible To Drivers

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We all want to help save the environment, but for some of us it’s easier said than done. Hybrids are still pricey, public transportation isn’t always reliable and giving up our cars isn’t necessarily an option. Luckily there’s an answer: ethanol. Classified as an alternative fuel by the U.S. Department of Energy, the latest blend […]


Is Solar Power The Immediate Answer To Our Energy Woes

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We are looking for an across-the-board solution for our present exorbitant consumption of gasoline and it seems as though there is none, at least for the present. We are looking at Ethanol additive to our present gasoline formulas, but this will only give us better miles per gallon and of course, much cleaner bi-products with […]


Is Switchgrass A Viable Energy Crop

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Switchgrass has long been a staple crop of farmers. It is used as fodder for farm animals, fuel, and electrical needs, as a buffer strip and soil erosion control. However, when President Bush introduced The Biofuels Initiative during his 2006 state of the nation address, he moved this native prairie grass’ use as an energy […]


The Bio Ethanol Fuel Dilemma A Qualitative Research

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ABSTRACT Bio-fuels are non-fossil fuels, produced from agriculture sources, residues, and waste. Bio-ethanol refers to ethanol produced from crops (e.g., corn-ethanol and sugar-ethanol) and from waste (i.e., biomass-ethanol). “The motivation for developing bio-ethanol as a transportation fuel is based on concerns about energy security, environmental quality, economic competitiveness, and stabilization of the agricultural sector.” (National […]


Using Biomass Power For Our Electric Needs

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Electricity is a fundamental pillar to any modern society. Unfortunately, we need fuel to create electricity. This brings us to the subject of biomass as a new source of power. Using Biomass Power for Our Electric Needs Biomass is a term used to describe natural, biological materials that can be used as fuel to produce […]