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26 August 2005 @ 05:16 pm
I have one word for you:  
Butanol.
 
 
 
lyght on August 26th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
Depends entirely on the energy inputs required for mass production, but yeah.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on August 27th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
Any particular reason?

And I'd like to point out that half of their isomers are propanol according to the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on August 27th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Has slightly higher BTU/gal than gasoline (104,800 vs 104,000, vs. ethanol's 84,100), can be used as gasoline in internal combustion engines, and can be generated by the fermentation of biomass.
a certain brand of escape: hitomi!atelierlune on August 28th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
So, if I understand correctly, butanol, like petroleum products, are derived from fossil fuels, but butanol provides more bang for one's bunk?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 28th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
Butanol can be derived from petroleum products - a bacterial process exists to create it from the fermentation of biomass.
a certain brand of escape: hitomi!atelierlune on August 28th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
But,
What makes it better than what we typically use to power combustion engines other than that it seems to produce more energy than the usual?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 28th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: But,
Well, we don't have to drill for oil to make it, it works as fuel in existing gasoline/diesel engines (with tweaks to the carburetor/timing mechanism), it can be shipped/pumped/stored like regular gasoline. You can read more about it here.
a certain brand of escapeatelierlune on August 28th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
::reads link::
Ahh, that's better. Thank you.