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Is it possible to replace gasoline and gas with alternative sources of energy?

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Started: 8/25/2011 Category: Technology
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Yerzhan_20110292

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Using gasoline and gas in the engines gives a possibilty to produce a huge amount of energy which makes it work. There is no another source of energy which would work as gasoline or gas fuel. Of course, we can use alcohol or electricity, but the amount of energy would be much less. For example 1 liter of gasoline exists of about 33 490 000 Joels, is there any source of energy which can provide such kind of energy?
Talga20110603

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First of all, thank you Yerzhan for debating on this very topical theme about the possibility of replacing the gasoline by another sources of energy. Of course nowadays the chances of doing that are much higher than 20-30 years before and after reading some very interesting articles about the alternatives of the gasoline(http://www.associatedcontent.com..., http://www.popularmechanics.com...), I can name the top 5 disjunctive of them. They are: ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, electricity and hydrogen. And I want to stop on the most alternative one - ethanol.

Ethanol is an alcohol ethyl combined with the grain and grass, which can provide more horse power than gasoline. Also using ethanol provides the higher octane rating (over 100) and burns cooler than gasoline and that`s why your car can have higher thermodynamic efficiency.

And especially for your main question: is there any source of energy which can provide the equal power as gasoline? Of course ethanol can. One gallon of this source has an energy content of 80 000 BTU and gasoline has 124 000 BTU. So 1.56 of ethanol can drive your car as one gallon of the gasoline. And we can observe that the difference is not so big.

To conclude, if we take all of the facts as the higher octane rating, more horse power, pure burning and almost a little difference between ethanol and gasoline`s BTU, I think ethanol is the best alternative to gasoline.
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