Fuel Crisis

Fuel Crisis - Fuel Crisis With the price of fuel in today's...

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Fuel Crisis With the price of fuel in today’s market rising above $3.00, scientists are working hard to find a solution to the increasing demand of gasoline. Some scientists favor diverting to ethanol, others prefer changing the formula of gasoline to become more environmentally friendly, and others just believe that hybrids are the best solution to the current fuel crisis. The use of ethanol (corn fuel) is thought to be a possible solution for the fuel crisis. Corn is now used as more of a feedstock which we feed our farm animals. Scientists propose diverting our feedstock corn to a fuelstock. This presents a problem in the fact that if we use our corn to create fuel, we would have to produce more corn to satisfy the demand for fuel and we would also have to find another feedstock for our farm animals. Along with the increased production of corn, the current engines that are in today’s vehicles must be adjusted to take in more air to mix with the ethanol since the ethanol requires more air to
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course CH 100 taught by Professor Banks during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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