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Fuels of the future

Fuels of the future

What car will you drive?

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Fuels of the future

What fuel will it run on?

Energy considerations
Energy Considerations

Short- and long-term availability

Cost to develop, produce and distribute

Net energy yield of balance

Environmental impact

Sustainability: renewable, nonrenewable, or nonexhaustible

Alternative fuels
Alternative Fuels

Biodiesel: Soybean, Algae

Ethanol: Corn, Algae, other Biomass energy sources (sugarcane, sugarbeets, wood, switchgrass, etc.)






Fuel food economic environment debate
Fuel, Food, Economic & Environment Debate

  • Oil prices are linked to food …and most everything else… food costs more because the energy to produce the food costs more.

  • High Grain Prices

    • Biofuel demand

    • Global shortages related to weather

    • Speculation

Renewable fuel panel
Renewable Fuel Panel

  • Production Cycle

    • Fields of Energy DVD

    • Web stream www.agclassroom.org

  • Advantages & Disadvantages

    • Subsidies

    • Environmental Impacts

  • Future of the fuel, could the U.S. run on biofuel?

Fuel flicks
Fuel Flicks

  • Ethanol Plant

    • Super Yeast: Making ethanol production more efficient

    • Switchgrass Science

  • Biodiesel Plant

    • Fats to Fuel

    • Algae (QuickTime Movie for download)

      • YouTube Algae Movies

      • Green Fuel – Algae (History Channel)

  • Hydrogen

    • Algae Research

Classroom resources
Classroom Resources