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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Is ethanol really an alternative fuel?

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on November 18, 2011

In the vast amount of information about alternate energy, there a lot of sources of alternate energy that are really not as effective as they are promising to be. Some of these energy sources are much hyped and marketed because the interest in alternate energy is conducive for investor interest in the process. The hype can be a quick source of earning money for alternate energy fraudsters.

Therefore, although it is safe to invest money in established alternate energy solutions, especially solar panels, because the government is spending billions to foster their development, one should be careful before spending money and thought on miraculous alternate energy solutions like ethanol. A common notion that has been slowly gaining ground is that biofuels like ethanol can offer a long term solution to America’s fuel crisis and provide substantial returns to investors. This notion, although technically true, yet has several real life obstacles facing it before it turns into a successful alternative to gasoline. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Petroleum – crude oil – article from Wikipedia

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on April 11, 2008

This is an article about petroleum, also known as crue oil. If we discuss alternative fuels, we also need to know something about the origin of all typical engine fuels, gasoline (petrol) and diesel fuel. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Natural gas

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on March 25, 2008

This is a copy of article from Wikipedia. It’s automatically downloaded from Wikipedia, so it updates itself when the original article is altered.

I put this article as a reference for future articles on natural gas.   WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Heating value

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on March 17, 2008

Heating value is the amount of heat released during a combustion of some fuel. It is sometimes called a calorific value. There are two ways to describe this amount of heat. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »