Ethanol has been used as a fuel in the United States since the beginning of the 20th century. However, it was quickly replaced by lower priced gasoline. With the oil crises in the 1970s and increasing environmental concerns, ethanol has regained some appeal as an alternative motor fuel (Linko 1987) or as an additive to be blended with gasoline. Because ethanol is an oxygenate that reduces vehicle exhaust emissions, it is environmentally friendly (Bollok et al. 2000). To remain successful in that role, the cost of production must be low compared to gasoline. In this part, the economic aspect of ethanol production will be discussed.
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Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet. Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline. The use of ethanol has been demonstrated to reduce greenhouse emissions slightly as compared to gasoline. Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know why choosing an alternative fuel may benefit you and your future.