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# The United States should change towards the use of alternative fuel and away from fossil fuels.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 11/3/2009 Category: Miscellaneous Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period Viewed: 1,750 times Debate No: 9923
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Posted by samille3 7 years ago
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Methanol 55 gallon = 208198 mL
\$185 = (8.89 x 10^-4) cents/ mL
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Potassium Hydroxide 2 lbs = 907 g
1 g = 1 mL
\$6.95 = 0.77 cents/mL
1 gallon = 3.79 liters = 3790 mL
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1200 kg of vegetable oil produces 1100 kg of crude biodiesel (can make ratio out of this 1100/1200)
(1000 veg. oil) + (150 methanol) + (10 potassium hydroxide) = 1151 ml solution
(1151 solution) x (1100 biodiesel /1200 solution) = 1055.0833 mL biodiesel
Price = (150 mL*8.89x10^-4 cents) + (10 g *0.77 cents) = 7.8 cents per 1.055 liter of biodiesel
(7.8 cents/1055.0833 ml biodiesel) * (1000 ml biodiesel) = 7.4 cents per liter of biodiesel
(7.4 cents/liter)(3.79 liters/gallon) = \$0.28/gallon
Posted by samille3 7 years ago
I ran out of room on round 3. Will post sources as soon as I get home.

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