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Friday, 9 January 2015

Ethanol

Ethanol is a flammable, colorless chemical compound.

One of the alcohols that is most often found in alcoholic drinks, it is also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol.

Ethanol is used as a solvent, an antiseptic, a fuel and the active fluid in modern (post-mercury) thermometers.

In Brazil, ethanol fuel made from sugar cane provides 18 percent of the country's fuel for cars. Because of this, Brazil does not have to buy oil from other countries.

The grain required to fill a 25-gallon SUV gas tank with ethanol will feed one person for a year.

You would need an area three times the size of the continental United States to replace one-third of the United States’ oil requirements with ethanol.

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