ETHANOL-GASOLINE MOTOR-FUEL MIXTURES: A STUDY IN THE USE OF SIMPLE LOGIC

This paper discusses the problem of ethanol fuel production from grain crops in relation to the agricultural policy of subsidizing farmers "for doing nothing." It is demonstrated that when the energy content of the gasoline that has been replaced in ethanol-gasoline mixtures is used in energy balance calculations instead of the parallel values of the substituting ethanol, the increased efficiency of the ethanol in the mixture will prove to be the governing factor. The energy balance is positive even for the "worst-case" analysis.

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  • Pagination: p. 847-857

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  • Accession Number: 00307880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM