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Dan Ortiz Professor Mark Barteau Chemical Engineering Sept 26 2007 Corn-Optimal Properties in Corn and in Ethanol The United States has many issues concerning oil, but it mainly lies in bio-ethanol, produced from corn. There has been considerable debate about how useful bio-ethanol will be in replacing fossil fuels in vehicles. Land for crops is a big question, as 2/3 of the corn produced will have to go towards ethanol production in order to produce enough. Recent developments with cellulosic ethanol production and commercialization may allay some of these concerns Most cars on the road today in the U.S. can run on blends of up to 10% ethanol , and motor vehicle manufacturers already produce vehicles designed to run on much higher ethanol blends. BioEthanol is clearly the better alternative for the future in vehicles. Ford , DaimlerChrysler , and GM are among the automobile companies that sell “flexible-fuel” cars, trucks, and minivans. These are vechiles that can use gasoline and ethanol blends ranging from
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGLISH 110 taught by Professor Amanbayeva during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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