pros and cons of ethanol

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Pro and Cons of using ethanol Pros: Ethanol is in demand by many user groups in the United States because of its many positive features, which include the following: Substantial domestic stock: Ethanol is a domestic resource and so does not necessitate U.S. dependence on other nations. Clean-burning: Ethanol does not release the types or quantities of polluting particulates and air emissions that other fossil fuels, such as petroleum and coal, emit when combusted. Ethanol can be mixed with biofuels to produce an even cleaner transportation fuel. Availability to end-use consumers: In addition to featuring in many industrial processes, ethanol is commercially available directly to end-users as a heating and cooking fuel, and for various other uses. Economic Growth- And since ethanol is home grown in the United States it means more and more job creation. There will be a big need for blue color workers in rural areas, a job market that has been seriously struggling lately. Cons- At present, demand for natural gas, especially from the industrial and electric power generation sectors, is growing at a faster rate than that which supply can meet. Price- When used near the site of its production, natural gas is inexpensive to produce, but the process needed to compress and liquefy it is costly and energy-inefficient, and natural gas cannot easily and efficiently travel or overseas without being compressed or liquefied. It is said that in areas were ethanol is produced people will save up to 20-30 percent each gallon. But it become increasingly expensive in areas away from were ethanol is produced, for example on the coasts. It is expected that on the west cost people will pay 20% more for a gallon of ethanol than gasoline. Because this issue has arisen relatively recently, prices for natural gas have gone up at a faster rate than was

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