Gas of the Future: Ethanol



Ethanol is produced domestically from corn and other crops and produces less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels. Some of the most popular ingredients include corn, waste paper, trees and grasses, industrial waste, and plant fiber.

Anything that can be fermented and is made of sugars and starches is a viable material to use.

Ethanol is classified as a form of renewable energy and part of a larger category of alternative energies know as biofuels.

Consumers never tired of complaining about high gas prices. As payments at the pump continue to get out ofhand, due to the country's reliance on foreign oil, more and more research is directed to the production of biofuel as a replacement.

By producing and using larger amounts of these biofuels, we can not only reduce the cost of gasoline used for transportation, but also create a healthier environment, since this does not omit the same harmful chemicals into the air as fossil fuels do.

Currently, there are over 80 plants in the United States, with construction being done on many more as we speak. These plants are now in high demand, as this fuel is being wanted as an alternative for gasoline. The process used to create this fuel from biomass is not complicated, and may save consumers major money at the pump. As this technique is researched further and perfected, it be could become a standard in the transportation industry.

This is the gas of the future, and hopefully as the world sees its benefits; it will be produced in larger numbers to help keep the environment clean.