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Unformatted text preview: 5/12/09 Background on Controversy { E 0 6 8 E 0 4-1 A 5 8 -4 D 3 6 -8 1 B C -E 8 6 5 A 2 C 3 7 C 0 } Fuel ood ck Feed ution ortation warming The Sustainability Challenges of the approaching decade are all linked Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/12/09 Cellulosic vs. Corn Ethanol The Fuel Debate Continues By Kristin Chen 5/12/09 Background on Controversy The Sustainability Challenges of the Diversify transportation fuels & end strategic role of petroleum in the world Provide food for growing & wealthier population (which will consume more meat) Control greenhouse gases & limit other human emissions (for example, nitrogen & phosphorus discharge to ground & surface waters) vs. 5/12/09 Advantages of Biofuels vs. Fossil Fuels Conventional Gasoline Biofuels reduce dependence on foreign oil used to produce gasoline Biofuels can dramatically lower carbon emissions compared to gasoline & other fossil fuels Coal-to-Liquids Feedstocks for biofuels are renewable coal reserves are finite Biofuels are more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and result in fewer carbon emissions 5/12/09 Thesis In pursuing alternatives to fossil fuels, focus...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2008 for the course D SOC 111 taught by Professor Peine,emelie during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Ethanol Presentation - 5/12/09 Background on Controversy {...

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