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In an agro-industrial complex ringed by fields of sugar cane, a mechanical claw dumps many stalks of sugar cane into a large crushing machine. These stalks are used to power seven of every ten new Brazilian car by a fuel called ethanol. Ethanol is created by sugary slurries that flow into a row of gleaming stainless-steel distilling tanks, transforming cane harvested hours earlier by farm laborers into usable oil, the alternative fuel promoted by President Bush. This is why ethanol is expected to be more widely used in the U.S. in the future. I think its usage would have a greater chance to happen, if the U.S. made car companies develop cars that run on ethanol and make gas stations provide the ethanol. Celso dos Santos, commercial director of the Cocamar farmers warned, “Petroleum is almost history.” The Cocomar plant produces ethanol with the sugar cane and then burns the waste to generate steam for electricity production. This is similar to
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Unformatted text preview: cogeneration because cogeneration is the use of a heat engine or a power station to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat. The Cocomar plant can boost its efficiency even more by upgrading their technology because according to the article, The technology isnt even cutting edge Flex-fuel vehicles which many Brazilian drivers have turned toare vehicles that are designed to run on gasoline or a blend of up to 85%. The article discusses the situations required for vehicles to be manufactured to use both ethanol and gasoline in order to be more attractive to consumers. These situations include a decrease in ethanol price, more American-made vehicles that run on ethanol, inform American drivers that their vehicles can run on E85, and make the fuel stations more widely available....
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