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Unformatted text preview: totaling over five million vehicles. This will help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the environment, thereby reducing the effects of global warming. In Brazil, diesel vehicles make up only 9% of the total vehicles on the road but account for 97% of their total road fuel consumption. This is because much of Brazil runs on buses and trucks. They are currently attempting to hybridize these vehicles by making them ethanol-electric. Similarly to the sugarcane solution, this will help with the damaging effects of global warming as well as making Brazil a leader in the alternative energy industry, greatly aiding their economy. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science? _ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VMY-4J2TN18-1&_user=918210&_coverDate=09%2F30%2F2007&_alid=570664851&_r doc=10&_fmt=full&_orig=search&_cdi=6163&_sort=d&_docanchor= &view=c&_ct=6469&_acct=C000047944&_version=1&_urlVersion=0& _userid=918210&md5=13cb805cf755ef5e102a253e4cbe37aa#tbl3...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course GEEN 1100 taught by Professor Degrazia,j during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.
- Spring '07