Daily archives: May 4, 2005

The other biofuel

Biodiesel’s been getting all the press lately, but ethanol has been around as a fuel for cars since the early years of motoring. As more Americans realise how stupid and damaging their country’s dependence on oil- foreign or domestic- is, the demand for alcofuel grows.

It’s also being touted as a potential source of hydrogen because because the “fuel is more easily transported and is not limited to being produced in daylight hours”. But Carbon Dioxide is a side effect of the process, an automatic and quite large negative mark.

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