Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

Hybrid cars have increased in popularity as of late.Nows the time to support alternative energy solutions and technologies.

Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


"Hybrid Nation"

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Are existing plants really producing the projected impact?

Yes. A study of two 22-million-gallon plants in northern Missouri, conducted by the University of Missouri, found the plants added $24 million to the state's economy, created 1,815 new jobs, generated $17.7 million in tax revenue for the state, and boosted the price of corn by between 23 cents and 50 cents per bushel.

How does ethanol benefit the environment?

As a gasoline additive, ethanol raises the oxygen level of gasoline, making it burn more completely. Tailpipe emissions of carbon monoxide are reduced by 30 percent and fine particulate matter is reduced by 50 percent.

Is ethanol energy-efficient?

Yes. Numerous academic, independent and government researchers concur that ethanol has a positive energy profile. The balance has increased dramatically with improved technology developed in the last five years. New processes coming online are expected to further improve efficiency.

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